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Read this book probably around or and it was one of the first books I consciously picked out. However, instead of refreshing, these stories simply make him seem like a talentless hack, resentful and bitter.

It seemed like you were either a HUGE star or not one at all. You’ve successfully reported this review. The title should be at least 4 gaspkng long.

Apr 08, Marty rated it liked it. More power to him. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star gazping 0 reviews. Few of his airfime aired, and aside from his impressions of Ricki Lake, Christopher Walken and Dick Vitale, he was rarely on camera. Refreshingly honest and l Now in paperback, the revelatory and surprising memoir of life behind airtome scenes at Saturday Night Liveby former cast member Jay Mohr his insider account of the inner workings of Saturday Night Live provides the scoop on quirky guests, pitch meetings, fake pitch meetings, rehearsals, cast members, live broadcasts, and of course, getting airtime.


It was written eight years ago, so all I can hope is that Mohr was still bitter when he wrote the book, or needed money, or something.

Jay offers an intimate first-person account of the inner workings of Saturday Night Live-the audition, the pitch meetings, and how skits make the final cut of the show. Please review your cart. That’s not to say things went well. Which is why I thought this book was fun to read. And then he curls up into a little shmendrick airttime spends pages licking his wounds.

Once again I am reminded of the Fran Lebowitz quote, “Spilling your guts is about as charming as it sounds. Mar 30, Josh Halpern rated it it was ok.

I think you’re supposed to commisserate and feel sorry for him, but it’s honestly hard to do. Girl Walks into a Bar. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. I was reading all the other reviews and I’m thinking – why is everybody being so hard on this guy? You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live by Jay Mohr

SNL has always seemed like a magical intangible place for normies where things get done in fantastic time tables. Then he wonders why he was depressed and suicidal. I found Gaasping real-world description of workplace bureaucracy and cliques fascinating, and it was amazing–though it should come as no surprise–that these things not only occur in the everyday workplace but also in high profile places of business.


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It’s tough to rate because this book is really fun, but it makes you totally hate and cringe at the idea of Jay Mohr. Mohr clearly isn’t interested in preserving any of his relationship You wouldn’t think a book by Gasling Mohr would be all that compelling, especially one detailing his decidedly lackluster contribution to the realm of SNL.

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Feb 06, Jeffrey Bryson rated it liked it. BUT it was a job that you chose to do and instead of adapting, you wanted the established routine to change to fit you.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Love him or hate him, the book is interesting and well written.

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Refreshingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny, this book will appeal to fans of Jay Mohr, devotees of Saturday Night Liveand young comics yearning for stand-up stardom. Published July 20th by Hachette Books first published He never really ggasping to consider maybe he just wasn’t good for the show. Jay Mohr is a much better writer of stand up comedy then actual books.