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(AZCentral)   Andy Samberg says being fired from SNL can be a positive thing. Just ask Morwena Banks, Beth Cahill, Tony Rosato, Gail Matthias, Michaela Watkins, Melanie Hutsell, and Jeff Richards   (azcentral.com) divider line 75
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2014-07-17 05:34:51 PM  
Like him or not, Adam Sandler cries about being fired from SNL on a bed made of $100 bills.
 
2014-07-17 05:48:45 PM  
Michaela Watkins has done fairly well on sitcoms.
 
2014-07-17 06:30:40 PM  
Larry David did OK
 
2014-07-17 07:48:49 PM  

buckeyebrain: Like him or not, Adam Sandler cries about being fired from SNL on a bed made of $100 bills.


He was fired?
 
2014-07-17 08:05:31 PM  
Charles Rocket unavailable for comment.
 
2014-07-17 08:10:01 PM  
Who?
 
2014-07-17 08:12:08 PM  

propasaurus: Michaela Watkins has done fairly well on sitcoms.


Casey Wilson, too.
 
2014-07-17 08:13:55 PM  
Poor Robert Downey Jr. He only lasted one season, and what does he have to show for it?
 
2014-07-17 08:19:11 PM  
Jenny Slate is doing pretty well.  Mmmm. Jenny Slate.
 
2014-07-17 08:21:56 PM  
David Koechner (sp?) is damn funny, wherever, even if he doesn't call your mom after a nice dinner.
 
2014-07-17 08:22:26 PM  
Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.
 
2014-07-17 08:23:23 PM  
SNL is still on the air?
 
2014-07-17 08:25:37 PM  

cretinbob: Who?


Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox. Yes, Fox.

Very funny ensemble cast. Andre Braugher is channelling his inner Leslie Nielsen. The actresses are funny and talented on the show, and they clean up very nice on the Red Carpet.
 
2014-07-17 08:26:19 PM  

rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.


Some of those are from when Michaels was experimenting with 'known' faces and actors.
 
2014-07-17 08:26:21 PM  
Fired by Lorne Michaels? More like somebody should set fire to Lorne Michaels.

biatch, pleeeeeeeeze.

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2014-07-17 08:26:43 PM  

clintster: Poor Robert Downey Jr. He only lasted one season, and what does he have to show for it?


He privatized live sketch comedy.
 
2014-07-17 08:28:22 PM  

rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.


Don't forget Larry David. Whatever happened to that guy?
 
2014-07-17 08:33:08 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: buckeyebrain: Like him or not, Adam Sandler cries about being fired from SNL on a bed made of $100 bills.

He was fired?


Yeah, him and Farley at the same time.  I understood Farley - his drug addiction was out of control at that point, but Sandler was still popular and by all accounts a hard worker on the show.  Lorne does usually let people go after 5-7 years to make room for new players, so maybe that was it.  Cast members who hang on a really long time - Darrell Hammond or Keenan Thompson - usually fill a niche that's difficult for other people to fill.  Hammond was the old guy and Thompson is the established fat black guy.
 
2014-07-17 08:33:16 PM  
I've never been a regular viewer of SNL, nor have I read or followed much of what goes on behind the scenes, but it just seems to have an unnecessarily hectic, political (in terms of "office" politics) and basically toxic work environment for actors and writers alike.
 
2014-07-17 08:35:50 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: clintster: Poor Robert Downey Jr. He only lasted one season, and what does he have to show for it?

He privatized live sketch comedy.


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2014-07-17 08:40:23 PM  

MFAWG: rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.

Some of those are from when Michaels was experimenting with 'known' faces and actors.


True.  And there was a lot of turnover around the Michaels/Ebersol/Michaels changes.  But there are still a lot of fired actors who've done perfectly fine.  And that only covers people let go after their first year (though I would add Jenny Slate too) and doesn't even account for people like Chris Parnell or Norm MacDonald.

Like Samberg says, there have been a lot of people fired from SNL.  The fact that you got hired in the first place is a good sign.
 
2014-07-17 08:41:31 PM  

nathanjr: Charles Rocket unavailable for comment.


fark you
 
2014-07-17 08:42:26 PM  

whither_apophis: nathanjr: Charles Rocket unavailable for comment.

fark you


upon review it was "farking"

/nevermind
 
2014-07-17 08:47:20 PM  

Killer Cars: I've never been a regular viewer of SNL, nor have I read or followed much of what goes on behind the scenes, but it just seems to have an unnecessarily hectic, political (in terms of "office" politics) and basically toxic work environment for actors and writers alike.


From my understanding, it's a super-competitive place because both the actors and the writers write sketches.  And, obviously, the easiest way for actors to get prominent roles on the show is to write sketches for themselves.  Plus, everybody's trying to pen a memorable character that can be turned into a recurring sketch or movie because there's even more money there.  And then, like in any workplace, there are cliques that can bring a person in or shut a person out.  I'd hate working there, but for a certain personality, I'm sure it's great.
 
2014-07-17 08:49:56 PM  
Michaela Watkins is goddamn hilarious and is doing well in the character acting world. She shows up all over the place.
 
2014-07-17 09:01:23 PM  
I liked Melanie Hutsell.  I thought she was a funny little weirdo.  I'm surprised she never really did anything after SNL.
 
2014-07-17 09:05:26 PM  

Killer Cars: I've never been a regular viewer of SNL, nor have I read or followed much of what goes on behind the scenes, but it just seems to have an unnecessarily hectic, political (in terms of "office" politics) and basically toxic work environment for actors and writers alike.


Its a meat grinder for sure, but the exposure you can get from it is worth the trouble.

Jim Breuer and Jay Mohr have had some great stories over the years they've shared from the days on the show.
 
2014-07-17 09:10:25 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: cretinbob: Who?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox. Yes, Fox.

Very funny ensemble cast. Andre Braugher is channelling his inner Leslie Nielsen. The actresses are funny and talented on the show, and they clean up very nice on the Red Carpet.


Except that Gina character.  She's terrible.
 
2014-07-17 09:12:40 PM  

Lsherm: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: buckeyebrain: Like him or not, Adam Sandler cries about being fired from SNL on a bed made of $100 bills.

He was fired?

Yeah, him and Farley at the same time.  I understood Farley - his drug addiction was out of control at that point, but Sandler was still popular and by all accounts a hard worker on the show.  Lorne does usually let people go after 5-7 years to make room for new players, so maybe that was it.  Cast members who hang on a really long time - Darrell Hammond or Keenan Thompson - usually fill a niche that's difficult for other people to fill.  Hammond was the old guy and Thompson is the established fat black guy.


And Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig filled the unfunny but still in every sketch niche.
 
2014-07-17 09:24:01 PM  
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2014-07-17 09:28:57 PM  

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Norm's atrocious joke telling has become a high point of an already big collection of Norm high points for me.
 
2014-07-17 09:35:36 PM  

Lsherm: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: buckeyebrain: Like him or not, Adam Sandler cries about being fired from SNL on a bed made of $100 bills.

He was fired?

Yeah, him and Farley at the same time.  I understood Farley - his drug addiction was out of control at that point, but Sandler was still popular and by all accounts a hard worker on the show.  Lorne does usually let people go after 5-7 years to make room for new players, so maybe that was it.  Cast members who hang on a really long time - Darrell Hammond or Keenan Thompson - usually fill a niche that's difficult for other people to fill.  Hammond was the old guy and Thompson is the established fat black guy.


Yeah... You don't see many old guys or fat black guys very often...
 
2014-07-17 09:35:58 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: cretinbob: Who?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox. Yes, Fox.

Very funny ensemble cast. Andre Braugher is channelling his inner Leslie Nielsen. The actresses are funny and talented on the show, and they clean up very nice on the Red Carpet.


AND the MVP of season one for me was probably Terry Crews, with Joe Lo Truglio coming in a VERY close second...oh yeah, and I want to bite Stephanie Beatriz's ass ;)
 
2014-07-17 09:39:29 PM  

baconbeard: Yeah... You don't see many old guys or fat black guys very often...


The point is that they're established on the show and fill the niche.  You could take a risk and get another Horatio Sanz.
 
2014-07-17 09:42:47 PM  

SithLord: Unavailable for comment.


I remember that plain as day. He was talking and the he made some weird noise, like a cough, and said "What the fark was that?"

Immediately after that, you see the look of shock and regret on his face.
 
2014-07-17 09:42:50 PM  

rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.


I like most of those actors. But this is Fark, so

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2014-07-17 09:48:39 PM  

semiotix: rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.

I like most of those actors. But this is Fark, so

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Not serious. Those are really good actors who all got fired from SNL.
 
2014-07-17 09:50:23 PM  
Jane you ignorant slut

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2014-07-17 10:01:40 PM  

rugman11: Plus, everybody's trying to pen a memorable character that can be turned into a recurring sketch or movie because there's even more money there.


When was the last time there was money there? McGruber? Even before that sketch characters didn't turn into movies with great success. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Saturday_Night_Live_feature_film s
 
2014-07-17 10:07:54 PM  

Dr.Zom: rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.

Don't forget Larry David. Whatever happened to that guy?


The episode of Seinfeld where George quits his job and then goes back the next work day and acts like nothing happened was based on Larry David doing the exact same thing at SNL.
 
2014-07-17 10:10:12 PM  

rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.


Stiller wasn't fired, he quit.  Otherwise a decent list.
 
2014-07-17 10:32:31 PM  
Unlike the people you mentioned subs, the public knows who he is.
 
2014-07-17 10:41:13 PM  
The only thing worse than getting fired from SNL is getting hired.
 
2014-07-17 10:42:38 PM  

fusillade762: rugman11: Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliot (maybe?), David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller (sort of), Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Randy Quaid, Laurie Metcalf, and Gilbert Gottfried.

What a terrible, terrible group of actors.

Stiller wasn't fired, he quit.  Otherwise a decent list.


Yeah, I only put him there because SNL refused to do what they hired him to do (prerecorded shorts).

moothemagiccow: rugman11: Plus, everybody's trying to pen a memorable character that can be turned into a recurring sketch or movie because there's even more money there.

When was the last time there was money there? McGruber? Even before that sketch characters didn't turn into movies with great success. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Saturday_Night_Live_feature_film s


The recurring sketch is a much bigger deal, obviously.  Actors get extra pay every time their sketch airs, so if you create something like "Girlfriends" or "Former Porn Stars Commercials," you can make pretty good money just by getting your sketch on 4-5 times per season.
 
2014-07-17 10:44:19 PM  
I have no idea what Jeff Richards is up to, but his Gary Busey killed every time.

/not that the real Gary Busey needed any help
 
2014-07-17 10:47:08 PM  

rugman11: The recurring sketch is a much bigger deal, obviously. Actors get extra pay every time their sketch airs, so if you create something like "Girlfriends" or "Former Porn Stars Commercials," you can make pretty good money just by getting your sketch on 4-5 times per season.


And, really, it's more television these days.  30 Rock, Portlandia, Up All Night, and Mulaney are all Lorne Michaels shows, even if they don't come directly from SNL characters.
 
2014-07-17 10:47:38 PM  
Melanie Hutsell did well as a stay-at-home mom.  I'm sure she's happier than, um, Julia Sweeney.
 
2014-07-17 11:19:55 PM  
Its always the person with no skin in the game who thinks they know better than anyone else.

Not fired people telling fired people its no big deal

Childless couples telling people with children how to raise kids.

Gun control types dont even know how some guns work yet have no problem telling others how they work.

Male republicans telling females to put aspirin between the knees...
 
2014-07-17 11:21:59 PM  
Wasn't Ben Stiller fired from SNL?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-07-17 11:25:10 PM  

ParadisePornoTheater: Melanie Hutsell did well as a stay-at-home mom.  I'm sure she's happier than, um, Julia Sweeney.


Julia Sweeney is cashing her Pixar voice acting checks these days, so I'd say she's quite alright.
 
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