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What It's Like Getting Hired – and Fired – by 'SNL'

It was late summer, 1982, and I was driving down Lake Shore Drive in Chicago with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I turned to her and said, “This must be what winning the lottery feels like.” We had just been asked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live along with Brad Hall (and Paul Barrosse, who would become a writer) and were on our way to our last performance of “The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee.”

The show was a collection of our best Practical Theatre sketches over a three-year period and it was a local hit that caught the attention of Tim Kazurinsky. Tim brought in Dick Ebersol and Bob Tischler who [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Brad Hall (1982-1984)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

In the realm of forgotten SNL cast members, Brad Hall is often overshadowed by his wife Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who attained sitcom megastardom on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and most recently Veep. Hall, however, shifted his post-SNL career from in front of the camera to behind the scenes as everything from story editor to writer, script doctor, producer, director, and creator. While [...]