Thursday Nite Live is a sketch comedy style television series created by Joseph Lombino in 2001. It began as a late night talk show after winning a pilot competition after the inception of HEAT. Over the years, it has developed into the live sketch comedy show it is today.
TNL episodes are each an hour long and feature a combination of live sketches and pre-produced packages, as well as live musical performances. A studio audience is invited to laugh along with the show, with crowds averaging up to sixty to seventy people a show. Each year, new members are chosen for TNL's live sketch cast. Anyone is invited at the beginning of a fall semester to audition for these talent roles. Anyone, cast member or not, can appear within TNL's prerecorded packages, however.
Due to the grand scope of its production and expansive cast and crew, TNL symbolizes a flagship show on HEAT bringing together many different majors to produce exceptional television. There are many moving parts to TNL, but thanks to the dedication and talent of our members, the show comes together each time.
The producers hold general meetings every Thursday at 8 PM in Studio A. These meetings involve the pitching of story ideas for package productions, as well as a separate meeting for the principal writers of the show. All are invited to attend, anytime of the year.
2021 - 2022: Antonio Franceschini & Elyse Gottuk
2020 - 2021: Gabby Oliver & Ty Dalrymple
2019 - 2020: Brittany McGowan & Sean McNally
2018 - 2019: Brittany McGowan & Michael O'Rourke
2017 - 2018: Jillian Laganelli & Michael O'Rourke
2016 – 2017: Kenton Scott & Nicole Vuono
2015 – 2016: Emily Eldredge & Kenton Scott
2014 – 2015: Rose Sena & John Yostpille
2013 – 2014: Emilie De Sainte Maresville & Ciarra Musson
2012 – 2013: Emilie De Sainte Maresville & Michelle Vacante