For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show? Enter Brooks Wheelan, now a Los Angeles-based comedian who was hired and then fired from SNL in less than a year’s time, announcing his departure with the clever tweet, “FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!”
Currently on a national stand-up tour, Wheelan spoke with CityBeat via phone from the road in California. Read the interview here.
Brooks Wheelan performs Thursday at Southgate House Revival. Tickets/more info: southgatehouse.com.