Last week, it was reported that comedian Michael Patrick O'Brien, who's been writing for SNL since 2009, will become a part of the show's cast this season. SNL writers becoming cast members is something that doesn't happen so often on the show anymore. The last time this occurred was in 2005 with Jason Sudeikis; Tina Fey in 2000 was before that.
Despite the fact that SNL turning its writers into cast members is a rarity these days, the show has, from its very beginning, featured a writing staff made up of extremely funny performers. In fact, writers are often hired from comedians who audition to be in the [...]