Saturday Night Live is one of the most popular comedy shows in America. It has been on the air for over 45 years and has launched the careers of many famous comedians. However, not everyone who auditioned for the show made it to the stage.
According to recent reports, many famous stars have been rejected from Saturday Night Live. Mindy Kaling, Steve Carell, Catherine O’Hara, Johnny Knoxville, Donald Glover, Charlie Barnett, Amy Sedaris and Paul Reubens are some of the famous stars that turned down Saturday Night Live. A-list actors like Jim Carrey, Lisa Kudrow, and John Goodman were also rejected. Comedians like John Mulaney and Kevin Hart have also auditioned for the series but were not cast.
Mindy Kaling is best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office”. She was also a writer and executive producer on the show. Steve Carell became a household name after his role in “The Office”. Catherine O’Hara won an Emmy for her role in “Schitt’s Creek”. Johnny Knoxville became famous for his role in “Jackass”. Donald Glover created and starred in his own show “Atlanta”. Charlie Barnett starred in “Russian Doll”. Amy Sedaris created and starred in “At Home with Amy Sedaris”. Paul Reubens is best known for his character Pee-wee Herman.
Despite being rejected from Saturday Night Live, these stars have gone on to achieve great success in their careers. Mindy Kaling went on to create and star in her own show “The Mindy Project”. Steve Carell has starred in many successful movies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Crazy Stupid Love”. Catherine O’Hara won an Emmy for her role in “Schitt’s Creek”. Johnny Knoxville has starred in many movies such as “Men in Black II” and “The Dukes of Hazzard”. Donald Glover has won multiple awards for his work on “Atlanta” and has also starred in movies such as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “The Lion King”. Charlie Barnett has starred in many TV shows such as “Chicago Fire” and “You”. Amy Sedaris has appeared in many movies such as “Elf” and “Puss in Boots”. Paul Reubens has appeared in many movies such as “Blow” and “Mystery Men”.
It just goes to show that rejection doesn’t mean the end of your career. Sometimes it’s just the beginning.