Actor Paul Rudd has not only made a name for himself as an actor, but also by becoming a member of the prestigious Saturday Night Live 5-Timers Club. Alongside greats like Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Danny Davito and more, Rudd earned the high honor, along with the others, by hosting the comedy show five times or more.
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The 53-year-old recently joined David Spade and Dana Carvey for an episode of the Fly on the Wall podcast where he recalled some of his favorite memories from his hosting duties, including the very first adrenaline-filled time he took the stage.
“The first time was on total adrenaline and was so crazy,” he shared. “I remember feeling so exhausted when we finished the dress rehearsal and then I thought, ‘Oh my God, I have to do this again.’”
While much of the exhaustion came from the demands of hosting the "always on your toes" program, Rudd remembered working extra hard to be present as he was mourning the recent loss of his father.
“It was also really weird for me because… the first time I hosted was two weeks or so, almost three weeks, after my father had died,” he shared. “So, I was in this state of complete — I was mourning — I was also kind of half there, but I was so excited to host 'SNL.' The entire experience was just kind of out of body.”
Rudd continued on to share even more memories with the guys from his time hosting, including that one time Paul McCartney was the musical guest. Hear more on a new episode of Fly On The Wall podcast, available now!
Spade and Carvey’s Fly On The Wall podcast takes listeners behind the scenes to reminisce the duo’s most memorable moments with some of their favorite friends. Each episode features never-before told stories surrounding their careers and how they made their way to SNL.