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Even if they’re not actually your heroes, you’re bound to be disappointed. As for him being whiny. It’s tough to airtine because this book is really fun, but it makes you totally hate and cringe at the idea of Jay Mohr. Watching the show and reading what I have on it, I think it would help people more to know what goes into so they could appreciate it more.

He touches on the pressure to produce sketches something complicated by his emerging panic disorderthe crushing letdown when they don’t make it to air, and the all-too-infrequent elation when they do. Mohr was hired as a “featured performer and writer” as opposed to a full fledged “cast member” like Sandler and Farley who had to start from the bottom and pay his dues.

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Once we got rolling, I really enjoyed how he broke down the behind the scenes. But the reader quickly realizes what the other airtimee at SNL must have also picked up on quickly: Further with just two years on the show, his story is incredibly limited and lacks a narrative that would have been more interesting had he been on the show for a longer stretch of time.


He got a sitcom, then Jerry Maguire, then produced a hit TV show, and is now a regular fixture of movies and comedy circuits across the country.

If he thought a cast member was a bitch, he says so. I thought the behind-the-scenes looks were really gazping. No Wonder My Parents Drank.

GASPING FOR AIRTIME: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live

Being the new guy is always hard. Although a minor player and certainly not anywhere near Lorne Michaels’ orbit, he nevertheless airtiime himself out to be the most talented guy in the room and, bizarrely, a close confidant of Michaels. I used to be a big fan of SNL in the early nineties.

Mohr gets frustrated when his sketches are never chosen for the show, or he’s never cast in any, which I understand – why hire someone you don’t plan to use?

His backstabbing and name-calling hardly endear him to the reader. Lorne Michaels has always struck me as a pip squeak who’d like to be Joseph Goebbels.

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Aug 25, Adrienne rated it aietime it Recommends it for: It has never been funny. Sep 18, Will Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: Problem was, no one did coke [anymore] and we were expected to keep the same hours.


I really don’t care about SNL anymore although I hear it’s improvedbut books about the show tend to be pretty fascinating, and even one by the voice of “Paulie” and the co-star of “King’s Ransom” proves no exception. And Heston yells at him to put his dick away. This audiobook can be listened to on: He was only on the air for two seasons and this ages me, but I remember him on it. For that matter, every single anecdote of Chris Farley off-stage is akrtime.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Why should the reader root for him at all, and why would anyone on the show try to help him when he literally does nothing to help himself or show himself to be a team player worthy of spending effort on? Anyways, Gasing liked this and thought it was interesting And then when you shit doesn’t make it on air it’s everyone elses fault, but yours!!!

I love how Jay put it that the show was created when most of those invloved were on drugs, the hours were created by people on coke basically Then it fell gaspinb on its face.