Bill Hader on How Mike O’Brien Differs from Others at ‘SNL’


“I remember I was told when I started at SNL – it was good advice – it was like, ‘Here’s what the show finds funny and there’s what you find funny and you have to find the Venn diagram of where they overlay.’ And there were some people in my time there like John Mulaney, Kristen Wiig – what they found funny and what the show found funny was the exact same thing. There was no overlay; it was like a carbon copy. Mike was someone that didn’t give a shit about the Venn diagram.”

-Bill Hader, quoted in a piece for Screencrush about the unique comedy of longtime SNL writer and freshman cast member Mike O’Brien.