Posts tagged as jerry minor

Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents

In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, with stars like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms all carving out their niches on the mock news show. Over the summer these two worlds officially collided when The Daily Show poached SNL writer Michael Che and elevated him to onscreen status as its newest correspondent, only to see Che swap back to SNL to [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Jerry Minor (2000-2001)

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.

Plenty of single-season SNL cast members left for successful careers in comedy, but few so well or so under-the-radar as Jerry Minor. Minor only had one year to find his footing on SNL, but competing against a cast of veteran players like Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, and Molly Shannon proved to be futile, even with a year's worth of cult sketch show [...]