20 Saturday Night Live Actors Share Their Audition Stories
Whether you’re a veteran performer or a comedy fan, you’ve probably dreamt of appearing on Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels created the Holy Grail of comedy gigs in the 1970s, and its launched the careers of countless household names, inextricably changing the face of comedy as we knew it. With such high stakes and so few cast members, SNL‘s casting process has become the thing of legends, with each new tidbit adding itself to the mystique and folklore surrounding the biggest comedy audition in Hollywood. Your favorite stars have shared how they did (or, in some cases, didn’t) win a coveted featured player spot — maybe their stories will help you replicate their success.