Bill Hader has been working on Saturday Night Live
since 2005, but apparently, two years on the job has not been enough to totally calm his nerves each time he has to go on stage for a live sketch.
“I still get nervous, sometimes more than others,” Hader told Bill Hader Online. “[With] LeBron James' show, I was nervous because it was the first show back and you're getting [accustomed] to everything again. Seth [Rogen's] show, not so much. I pace a lot and stare at the ground and generally creep people out right before a show.”
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Despite the nerves, Hader, who was discovered by Will & Grace
actress Megan Mullally
when he was still with the comedy troupe Animals from the Future, said he feels “very lucky” to be working alongside his Saturday Night Live
castmates, and hopes he can continue working with the same people for several years to come.
I'm very lucky to know and work with some of the funniest humans on the planet,” Bill Hader said.
Among those “funniest humans” on this season's Saturday Night Live
are Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Darrell Hammond, Maya Rudolph Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, with the latter two serving as the show's Weekend Update co-anchors.
Although Hader is now enjoying much success on Saturday Night Live
, he has ventured into other areas of the entertainment industry, including films and screenwriting. Most recently, he was seen in the comedies Superbad
and Knocked Up
, both of which were executive-produced by Rogen. He is also working on a new screenplay, which he is co-writing with college friend Nick Jasenovec.
"It's coming along great," Hader said of his latest project. “It's kind of a horror comedy… I guess. I suck at pitching stuff, so I'll just leave it at that.”
As for being labeled a “geek,” Bill Hader said that, strangely enough, it has actually helped boost his self-confidence.
“I'm very comfortable with my geeky-ness,” Hader said. “I'm proud of the nerdy s**t I did growing up. It gave me a weird sense of confidence. I know you guys think this is lame, but I don't care. I love it!”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Bill Hader Online
(Image Courtesy of NBC)