“Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michael does not joke around.
The long-running sketch comedy show’s alum Bill Hader is scheduled to return to his stomping grounds as a host.
Talking to Ellen DeGeneres on Monday about the honour, Hader shared a hilarious story from his days on “SNL” involving Kate McKinnon.
“I went to her audition and Lorne Michaels said, ‘You can go to the auditions, but don’t laugh.’ Because you don’t want people to, I don’t know, enjoy the experience,” the comedian laughed.
“When Kate McKinnon came on, she started her audition and I started laughing so hard that they were like, ‘Get Bill out of here,'” he added.
Hader, 39, also revealed how nervous he was at the start of every “SNL” episode, especially when “the red light is going on.”
The comedian can be seen starring in HBO’s new show “Barry”.