When "SAST" originally aired, it was on The Comedy Channel (which later merged with Ha! to form CTV, the Comedy Network, later known as Comedy Central). The original hosts were a young Jon Stewart and Patty Rosborough. Coincidentally, Stewart would later host The Daily Show, in some ways SAST's successor on Comedy Central. The last 2 live seasons were hosted by Mark S. Allen.
The only trademark behavior established by the show's original hosts was the "chair dance".
The show was also the first to air Marc Weiner's "head puppets," in a series of short skits.