Bob Odenkirk says he was 'too young' when he joined SNL: 'I had no f---ing clue what I was doing'
Bob Odenkirk joined Saturday Night Live as a writer at age 25 — and he doesn't necessarily recommend that career path for others. On comedian Tig Notaro's podcast Don't Ask Tig, the actor recalled an exchange he had with his 24-year-old son Nate, who wants to pursue a career as a comedy writer at SNL or a similarly prominent show. Odenkirk insists that during his early years at SNL, "I was unsure of myself. It was hard. It was existentially dangerous. I had feelings of 'I should erase myself.'" "I was too young when I got hired at SNL," he continued. "That was not a good thing. That could've gone wrong. That could've gone so wrong. It came this close so many times to going so wrong. You gotta believe me. And it's hard for kids to believe you when you say, 'I had no f---ing clue what I was doing and I was scared outta my wits for years.'"
Via: Entertainment Weekly