When Jon Hamm came on SNL, Amy Poehler was just about to give birth. Then, during rehearsal she heard the news during rehearsal that her very beloved, old, Italian OB-GYN had died.
Poehler went bonkers. Everybody around became silent and Poehler started sobbing and screaming like a little girl. Hamm, being so happy to have the chance to even be on SNL, grabbed Poehler by the shoulders and said “I know this is very sad… but I’m going to need you to get your shit together!”. Amy Poehler laughed so much that she peed herself. Literally.
Paul McCartney Impersonated One of Bill Hader’s Characters In Front of Him
Any SNL fan will remember Bill Hader’s hilarious character, Stefon. This flamboyant, anxious, and ridiculously hilarious gay “NYC guide” was an SNL favorite for a long time. So much so that, once, at a party, Paul McCartney himself approached Hader and did an impersonation of Stefon him.
McCartney said that designer daughter Stella had an assistant that reminded him of Stefon. One can only imagine how funny it was to see Bill Hader watching McCartney flap his arms around and cover his mouth in awe imitating this character.
Seth Meyers Didn’t Like Norm MacDonald’s Eddie Murphy Post on Twitter
Eddie Murphy had backed out of playing Bill Cosby in an SNL sketch in 2015, after the scandles that happened that year. MacDonald posted the entire thing on Twitter, and Seth Meyers didn’t think it was appropriate at all.
Meyers went on to argue that there are so many different things happening backstage at SNL, that one needs to know which ones to keep private. Meyers felt that this was a right Eddie Murphy had when he decided not to play a character, and MacDonald had gone too far.
Kanye West Had a Severe Breakdown Backstage
Kanye West is not known for his sanity. This became very evident when West had a major meltdown backstage in 2016 when he was SNL’s musical guest. Right before going on air, West realized that the SNL staff had made some changes to his set. West went on a screaming binge that was obviously caught on tape and later posted online.
West said that he is more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, Picasso, and Escobar. Poor Kanye, apparently his billions don’t cover a trip to a mental health specialist.
Nicolas Cage Gave It All
In what Samberg remembers as “one of the high points of his life”, he and Seth Meyers did a bit with Nick Cage on SNL called “In the Cage”. To their surprise, Nicolas Cage himself came in 2012 and joined them. Samberg says the experience was surreal, and Nicolas Cage, being the pro that he is, thought the whole thing was hilarious and performed along with them like a true team player.
Cage was sent the script before the show, but apparently, he didn’t even look at it before going on air! That's one brave actor.