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Bob Odenkirk Says He Was Too Young When He Joined ‘SNL’ – The Hollywood Reporter

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Bob Odenkirk is getting candid about his time on Saturday Evening Dwell.

Throughout a current look on Tig Notaro’s podcast Don’t Ask Tig, the Higher Name Saul star defined it was tough for him to start out out in comedy, particularly his time as a author on the late-night sketch collection from 1987 to 1991.

Whereas at SNL, he mentioned, he was “unsure of myself. It was hard. It was existentially dangerous. I had feelings of ‘I should erase myself.’”

He continued, “I was too young when I got hired at SNL. That was not a good thing. That could’ve gone wrong. That could’ve gone so wrong. It came this close so many times to going so wrong. You gotta believe me.”

Odenkirk added that he had “no fucking clue” what he was doing and was genuinely “scared out of my wits” for years. Whereas he was on the present, he wrote for icons corresponding to Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Chris Farley and Tim Meadows.

Regardless of his struggles on SNL, the actor has beforehand talked about the way it wasn’t all dangerous. In an look on Scorching Ones in March, Odenkirk recalled his time engaged on Chris Farley’s Matt Foley sketches.

“I played the dad in the sketch, and we did it seven times a week at Second City,” he mentioned. “Every time I did that was the most fun I had in show business.”

Since his time on SNL, Odenkirk has gone on to have a recurring half in Emmy-winning collection Breaking Dangerous, which led to a starring position in spinoff Higher Name Saul, which he’s been nominated for yearly because it premiered. Most lately, he stars in AMC’s Fortunate Hank.

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