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The “SNL” Audition Process

Dave Itzkoff’s terrific¬†oral history of “Saturday Night Live”¬†auditions arrived this morning. I realize some people might look at it and say “Haven’t we had enough of this already?” — enough about the history of “Saturday Night Live,” or enough oral histories, or both — and I completely sympathize with that made-up mindset I just described. But this one is still really entertaining! Itzkoff spoke with 22 cast members (and Marc Maron, who didn’t make the cut) about their auditions, and while some of these stories (like Will Ferrell and the briefcase) are probably very familiar to those of us who are interested in this sort of thing, it’s still a very fun read.