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

Not a “tell-all” by any means, I think he sounded pretty down to Earth and fair-minded. But, surprisingly, that’s just what he did. I’ve seen him do stand up and I think he is a pretty good comic.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. BTS stories of SNL, personal details about celebrities and gossip and a firsthand account of a seemingly normal guy trying to make it at the most popular show on TV. 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. 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.

The book was a little imbalanced – 5 pages were dedicated to a wrestling match with Chris Farley, but other major experiences were glossed over. In the time-honored ror tradition of passing on what I think someone said in an interview I heard awhile ago, Bobby Moynihan has said he reads this regularly to learn what not to do on SNL.


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Mohr makes a shocking self-accusation at one point, such as I’ve rarely seen in a showbiz autobiography. Also interesting are his frank discussions about his panic attacks and his general feeling of unworthiness during his tenure there.

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His backstabbing and name-calling hardly endear him to the reader. I’m Dying Up Here. Kill me, I have been watching this show for nearly 20 years and with the exception of the years I was overseas, have hardly missed an episode. June 9, Imprint: This was probably one of the reasons his contract wasn’t renewed.

He was going to make fun of this ridiculously pompous shmuck from Toronto. Item s unavailable for purchase.

GASPING FOR AIRTIME: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live

Mar 30, Josh Halpern rated it it was ok. To ask other readers questions about Gasping for Airtimeplease sign up. Last Night at the Viper Room. Adam Sandler and Chris Farley were my favorites, but after reading the book, it was tempting to see them in a different light, which is why I had to remind myself that this was one person’s view point. Way too good to be true. But most of the book is spent complaining how his sketches didn’t make the cut to air on the show and his infrequent appearances.

This is Saturday Night Live.

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Mohr clearly isn’t interested in preserving any of his relationships with the cast, and something about his relaxed, “just tellin’ it like it is, bro” manner laid to rest any suspicion that he was making things up. View Full Version of PW. You submitted the following rating and review. However at no time throughout the book does he give a reason as to why he should be treated as a star at all. To make himself look like one of the biggest douche bags in show business? All I can recall is wanting more stories from behind-the-scenes.


I picked up this book on a whim at a thrift store and was excited to read it ajrtime I really like Jay Mohr’s standup. How to write a great review. There’s some interesting bits Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Return to Book Page. Jun 30, Airrime rated it liked it. And then when you shit doesn’t make it on air it’s everyone elses fault, but yours!!!

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

Jay would appreciate a sports analogy and in this analogy, Jay would be a coach who sucks on his first big job but then becomes a legend with his next team. Kliatt gave the Audiobook, read by Mohr, an A: And he splatters this hype all over the screen.

The book also helps me to gain a new perspective on my own working life, and I am glad there is structure to my job and a relatively supportive and friendly set of colleagues.