Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest (who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest.
One Direction appeared as the musical guest on the show on December 7, 2013, performing their songs Story of My Life and Through The Dark. They also appeared in the opening monologue of the show and in the pre-taped "Dan Charles" sketch.