Was that your first time being on camera at SNL? Oh, no. I was once a clapboard operator in an Activia Yogurt sketch and I was once in an Update photo as a white Harlem Globetrotter. Those are my two most notable appearances.
When did you start writing for SNL? August 2008. I knew Seth [Meyers] and a few other people from performing in the city, and I went in and auditioned for the show and was hired as a writer. I had just finished working at Important Things With Demetri Martin.
Was it disappointing to audition as a cast member and get a writing job instead?
No, no, no. I would never go into anything like that without really managed expectations. Like a lot of shots, it’s a long shot, and I was thrilled to be able to do it. Writing for that show was a dream job.