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Gasping for airtime : two years in the trenches of Saturday Night Live

Author: Jay Mohr
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author recounts his two-year stint as a performer and writer for "Saturday Night Live," during which he survived the show's grueling schedule, interacted with numerous co-stars, and witnessed the downfall of fellow cast members.
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Named Person: Jay Mohr; Jay Mohr
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Mohr
ISBN: 1401300065 9781401300067
OCLC Number: 53059182
Description: x, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Happy Hour 1 --
Chapter 1 Comedy is Truth the Moment Before Anticipation 7 --
Chapter 2 Dude, How Did You Get On Snl? 25 --
Chapter 3 A Knee in the Groin 41 --
Chapter 4 Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday 53 --
Chapter 5 Swimming with Sharks 71 --
Chapter 6 Playing Well with Others 89 --
Chapter 7 Fight or Flight? 105 --
Chapter 8 The Motivational Speaker 125 --
Chapter 9 Music for the Soul 145 --
Chapter 10 Fake Pitches 163 --
Chapter 11 From the Cradle 183 --
Chapter 12 Dressing Down 197 --
Chapter 13 "Good Morning, Brooklyn" 221 --
Chapter 14 Lorne 237 --
Chapter 15 Weekend Update 257 --
Chapter 16 Give Me Little Bits of More Than I Can Take 273 --
Epilogue: Phil Hartman, U.S.A. 289.
Responsibility: Jay Mohr.
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Mohr offers an intimate first-person account of the inner workings of "Saturday Night Live"--the audition process, the first week on the job, what goes on at the pitch meetings, and how skits make  Read more...

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