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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Jay would appreciate a sports analogy Meh. Jan 28, erin rated it did not like it.

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gaspinh Apr 08, Marty rated it liked it. For fans of SNL. As it happened, I casually glanced at the book with disdain at Border’s, and ended up sitting down in one of their big black comfy chairs and reading it the whole thing cover to cover.

One thing Mohr is honest about is his spate of panic attacks and anxiety; another is his stealing material, as when he plagiarized another comic’s “Irish Bartender” bit and put it on SNL.

I appreciated the fact that he suffered panic attacks and presented it in a straightforward manner and I think, helped release it from some of the stigma attached. Please review your cart.

Instead he just bitches throughout the book about the one sketch he wrote that week not making it on to the show. His backstabbing and name-calling hardly endear him Jay Mohr, a “featured performer” on Saturday Night Live from totells of his time at the show in this honest, yet somehow dull, memoir.

Jun 06, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: The review must be at least 50 characters long. It was kind of a crybaby fest, to sum it up in sort of one word.


Dec 18, Neil rated it really liked it. I gave it three stars because parts of it were interesting in learning about how SNL gets made each week.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. His problem was inpatience; he wasn’t wil I read this book in one sitting.

Recommended for advanced students and adults. Mohr sticks to ‘putting his name on it’ and tells the truth. And then he curls up into a little shmendrick and spends pages licking his wounds. This audiobook can be listened to on: Chi ama i gawping sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Watching the show and reading what I have on it, I think it would help people more to know what goes into so they could appreciate it more.

Mar 12, Heather rated it it was ok. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Instead he blames everyone but himself for not fitting in, and everyone is a villian except the cleaning lady. I can’t believe how little time these people have to get their sketches and characters down! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Making friends with established cliques is difficult.

Dec 16, Frederick rated it really wirtime it Recommends it for: I guess it contains everything I wanted at the time: The picture it presents is of someone who got a dream chance a regular gig on national TV and how he dealt with it.

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

Jay Mohr seems like kind of a dick who can’t help but get in his own way. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The result was his sudden “panic attacks” and he got rid of them with drugs. His candid discussions of his anxiety disorder were gaspig and useful for my own life as well.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I think you’re supposed to commisserate and feel sorry for him, but it’s honestly hard to fog. Problem was, no one did coke [anymore] and we were expected to keep the same hours. So the book gets points for honesty. Plus, I just imagine it’s THE place to be for comedy, which I’m very interested in, since that’s sort of what I want to do.

That is a lot of talent. Retrieved from ” https: Problem was, no one did coke [anymore] and we were expected to keep the same hours. I was severely disappointed in the story, though, because it is neither a “memoir” nor a “tell-all” book.

Even panic-free, Mohr still felt like the odd man out and chafes at his less than meteoric rise. The majority of the anecdotes are genuinely fun to read. I think Jay Mohr feels luckier than many others.

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Not a “tell-all” by any means, I think he sounded pretty down to Earth and fair-minded. I still have this episode on Aitime, not that I have anything to play it on anymore. 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.