The digital short has become an integral “Saturday Night Live” centerpiece over the past decade thanks to poster child Andy Samberg, but what would such viral hits like “Housewives of Disney,” “The Beygency” and “Wes Anderson Horror” be without editor Adam Epstein? You probably don’t know his name or his face, but Epstein’s post-production work for the NBC sketch comedy show has provided audiences with one viral sensation after the next.
As part of the NAB Creative Masters Series, Epstein joined Meagan Keane, senior marketing manager at Adobe, for a lengthy discussion about his comedy roots and the “drug rush” that comes with editing for “SNL” digital shorts. Given how the shorts start production on Mondays and don’t get delivered to air until around 10 minutes before broadcast, somehow the “drug rush” comparison seems quite appropriate.
Watch the interview above, and check out all of Epstein’s “SNL” filmography here.