Gasping for Airtime has ratings and reviews. Giddy said: I picked up this book on a whim at a thrift store and was excited to read it because I. Buy the Gasping For Airtime online from Takealot. Many ways to pay. Hassle- Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days. We offer fast, reliable delivery to your door. Listen to “Gasping for Airtime Two Years in the Trenches at Saturday Night Live” by Jay Mohr available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Jay Mohr. Start a free.

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Only recommended if you can bear to spare 20 minutes to read it in its entirety. It’s free and yours to keep. That’s not to say things went well. I was reading all the other reviews and I’m thinking – gaspinv is everybody being so hard on this guy?

Mohr disses all his fellow cast members and writers in the airtine half of the book, but later waves that away and says he loved them all. This page was last edited on 1 Mayat In the book, it’s all played down. Publishers Weeklyon the other hand, found “this stilted but honest memoir” to serve only airtjme superficial dish”: And add podcasting giant to his resume.

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It seems like he was there during some hard years too not that they all aren’t, but whatever. Item s unavailable for purchase.

View Full Version of PW. A hilarious look at what life was really like inside Saturday Night Live. Considering he wrote the book years after SNL and years after he was famous, you’d think he’d have relaxed a bit. A book about SNL should only be written by people who are on the show for a longer length of time and also those that contributed a great deal to it, Mohr met none of those qualifications and as a result the book seemed like a waste.

When he was on air, he admits, he often couldn’t keep a straight face. If it was a bigger name, this would probably be more widely read. Mohr disses all his fellow cast members and writers in the first half of the book, but la Jay Mohr is so personable on his podcast “Mohr Stories” that I couldn’t wait to read the book about his years on Saturday Night Live.


The brutal honesty doesn’t serve him well there, either: I guess Lorne Michaels is afraid of losing cast members to the movies.

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Jay would appreciate a sports analogy Meh. Mohr gets frustrated when his sketches are never chosen for the show, or he’s never cast in any, which I understand – why hire someone you don’t plan to use?

Mohr insults a lot of his fellow airtimw on the gaspiny, and has some less than gasipng comments for some of the guests as well. It’s tough to rate because this book is really fun, but it makes you totally hate and cringe at the idea of Jay Mohr. This book is entertaining and would be interesting even to people who have no knowledge of Jay Mohr or SNL. The majority of the anecdotes are genuinely fun to read. Return to Book Page. His relentless bitching about it makes it sound that way.

Once again I am reminded of the Fran Lebowitz quote, “Spilling your guts is about as charming as it sounds. Dec 16, Frederick rated gaspinh really liked it Recommends it for: However, as I recall there are bits where he seems at least a little human.

Apr 08, Marty rated it liked it. It’s a lousy way to run a show.

That seems to be a great trend, especially in the ‘s, with this show. Kill me, I have been watching this show for nearly 20 years and with the exception of the years I was overseas, have hardly missed an episode. I guess that holds to some degree, but not at all to the degree that people are accusing him of on here. This book should be called “Jay Mohr is a crybaby. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. Stick to the podcast. Apr 30, Robert rated it it was ok.


Those Guys Have All the Fun. This book is proof that SNL is an unorganized mess, filled with writers that don’t know how to write. I gave it three stars because parts of it were interesting in learning about how SNL gets made each week. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If he thought a cast member was a bitch, he says so. All in all, this book provides some very interesting insight into the behind-the-scenes world of SNL. Kliatt gave the Audiobook, read by Mohr, an A: I found Mohr’s real-world description of workplace bureaucracy and cliques fascinating, and it was amazing–though it should come as no surprise–that these things not only occur in the everyday workplace but also in high profile places of business.

In this stilted but honest memoir, he chronicles his frustrating two seasons on the show, from to Why should the reader root for him at all, and why would anyone on the show try to help him when he literally does nothing to help himself or show himself to be a team player worthy of spending effort on? Overall rating No ratings yet 0. He was there at a time when the above mentioned performers were on the show as well as people like Rob Schneider, Phil Hartmann, Molly Shannon, Sarah Silverman, etc.

Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live by Jay Mohr

No Wonder My Parents Drank. Wa This was everything I wanted it to be Jay would appreciate a sports analogy and in this analogy, Jay would be a coach who sucks on his first big job but then becomes a legend with his next team. The book also helps me to gain a new perspective on my own working life, and I am glad there is structure to my job and a relatively supportive and friendly set of colleagues.