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Adam McKay Responds to Jim Breuer Saying He Got Him Fired from 'SNL'

Former SNL cast member Jim Breuer went on WTF with Marc Maron last month and claimed he heard from an NBC executive that Adam McKay, who was head writer for the show at the time, "fought adamantly" to have him fired. On this week's improv4humans, McKay told his side of the story to host Matt Besser:

The network made Lorne hire Jim Breuer when we came on. It was when the show's ratings were getting kind of low. So Jim then comes on the show, and Jim's a great guy. I had no problem with Jim whatsoever. Completely cool guy, wrote sketches, [I] put him in sketches. [...]

'Buddies': Dave Chappelle's 'Home Improvement' Spinoff That Actually Got Made

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where Brilliantly Canceled comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

"It was a bad show. It was bad. I mean when we were doing it, I could tell this was not gonna work." – Dave Chappelle

(Grunt) – Tim Allen

There was a time when Timothy "The Toolman" Taylor changed lives.

On March 14, 1995, two gentleman [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Jim Breuer (1995-1998)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 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.

For as talented and successful as the part rocker, part comedian, part perpetual stoner-faced Jim Breuer has become over the years, his three-year stint as a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1995-1998 was spent mostly under the radar. Known best for his “Joe Pesci Show” sketches and Goat Boy, the man/goat hybrid MTV talk show host, Breuer brought to SNL the over-the-top energy, [...]