Iowan Gary Kroeger talked with us this morning about attending the "Saturday Night Live" 40th Anniversary with his 15-year-old son, Chris. Check out some photos from the night.

David Burke wrote a great article about Gary in the QC Times.


So many people in an incredible mood last night. Highlights for me were the kind and gracious people who really took time to talk to my son. People like Paul Rudd, Bob Oedenkirk, Julia Sweeney, Jim Brewer, Andy Breckman, Jim Downey, A Whitney Brown, Tim Meadows, Tim Kazurinsky, David Sheffield, Martin Short, Jim Carrey, Barry Blaustein, Don Novello, Jim Belushi, Joe Piscopo, Colin Quinn, Andrew Smith, Steve Higgins, Alan Zweibel, the entire new cast of SNL, Payton and Eli Manning, Fred Armenson, and Sarah Palin. Yes, Sarah Palin.

At the Booth Theater to see Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man:

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Studio 8H. In this shot is Jack Nicholson and Derek Jeter:

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With Jim Belushi in front of our cast photo outside of 8H:

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Tim Kazurinsky at the reception. Payton and Eli Manning are behind him:

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Chris Kroeger on the red carpet:

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Me on the red carpet. I've never experienced anything like this:

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With Bob Oedenkirk:

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In this picture is all of show business:

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Yeah. Paul McCartney:

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Paul Rudd:

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