John Goodman Says SNL Audition Is One Of The Worst Things He’s Ever Done
John Goodman believes his SNL audition was a low point of his career. Saturday Night Live or SNL is short for. The show’s unique mix of comedy sketches and skits has made it a popular late-night American TV program. It has aired 46 seasons. Many SNL sketches, including the movie classics Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World, have been made into feature films thanks to the show’s popularity.
His 40-year career has seen him win Emmys and Golden Globes. Goodman’s career is now complete with the revival of the classic sitcom Roseanne and subsequent sequel series The Conners allowing Goodman to return to one of his most beloved characters, Dan Conner. Goodman continues to grow his acting resume with a lead role in the comedy series The Righteous Gemstoneswhile also reprising his voice as Sully in Monsters Incspinoff Monsters at Work.
However, it hasn’t always been easy for the legend Goodman. He confirmed this during an interview on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon. Goodman recalled some of his career lows and highs. He said that auditioning to be a member of the SNL casting was particularly difficult. Goodman described it as the “most humiliating thing” that he had “ever done before people.” Goodman said he “wrote something 15 minutes before” attended the interview. It was no surprise that Goodman didn’t win the role. You can see the complete video below.
Fortunately, Goodman’s failure to join the SNLcrew wasn’t permanent. He has hosted the sketch show 13 times so far. This makes him the third most successful guest host. Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, both acting legends, have surpassed Goodman with 15 and 17 appearances.
Goodman’s brilliant and genuine reaction to his unprepared audition is a testimony to his good nature, an essential aspect of being a successful SNL host. Goodman’s solid hosting record means that SNL could be renewed for another 47-season season. Goodman will not appear on SNL again, but his future looks bright with season 3 of The Righteous Gemstones already in production.