By Jay Mohr
Chicken 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to ny urban to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he by no means inspiration the 1st actual task he'd land will be on Saturday evening dwell. yet, strangely, that's simply what he did. What have been unimaginable, grueling, and intriguing years of feverishly holding velocity along with his gifted cohorts, outmaneuvering the infamous vices that claimed the lives of different solid contributors, and suffering in any respect bills for the holy grail of late-night exhibit enterprise: airtime. In Gasping for Airtime, Jay deals an intimate account of the internal workings of Saturday evening reside. He additionally dishes at the visitor hosts (John Travolta, Shannen Doherty, Charles Barkley), the musical visitors (Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton), and naturally his SNL castmates (Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, and David Spade). Refreshingly sincere and laugh-out-loud humorous, this ebook will attraction either to fanatics of Jay Mohr and to devotees of Saturday evening Live.
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The stunt coordinator assured Charles that there was a professional stuntman in full padding under that Barney suit. At one point, Charles elbowed the stuntman in the GASPING FOR AIRTIME 47 face so hard that the entire Barney head popped off. The thing probably weighed ﬁve pounds, and Charles knocked it clean off a guy’s head with one shot. Nice. For the next couple of hours, it was more of the same. Barney getting punched, kicked, cracked in the head— you name it. When we ﬁnished, the stuntman peeled off the suit.