Lorne Michaels knows he missed out on Colbert, Kudrow, Carrey for 'SNL'
Saturday Night Live has made plenty of stars, but there are plenty of future comedic geniuses who the show failed to nab when it had a chance. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lorne Michaels acknowledges those comedians.
When faced with the question, “Whom did you overlook that you kicked yourself over later?” Michaels explained that Daily Show veterans Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert both auditioned.
All he mentioned, save for Colbert, have since hosted the show. Colbert, however, has contributed to the show as a writer, and as the voice of one half of the Ambiguously Gay Duo alongside Carell.
In the interview Michaels also discusses the season would like to do over (1985) and how he’s perceived as a boss. “I’m not quite like J.K. [Simmons] is in Whiplash, but I can be direct,” he said.