Baby Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live by Chris KattanBaby Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live by Chris Kattan

Baby Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live

byChris KattanAs told byTravis Thrasher

Hardcover | May 7, 2019

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You may know him as Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester or one half of the Butabi brothers. Maybe you remember him as the Gothic high schooler Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, or the guitarist in the Cowbell Sketch. Whichever it is, Chris Kattan has earned a spot in the hearts of a generation ofSaturday Night Livefans.

Whether channeling characters, delivering unforgettable impersonations like his outlandish Al Pacino, or head-bopping at the Roxbury, Chris Kattan has defied all comparison, expectations, and sometimes gravity, bringing his incomparable style of physical comedy, the likes of which have rarely been seen onSNL.

Now, for the first time ever, Kattan opens up about his years being onSaturday Night Live, performing alongside friends and future legends including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, along with sharing about his fascinating and unusual childhood and his time hanging out backstage watching Pee-Wee Herman and the late Phil Hartman on The Groundlings stage.

But mostly, Kattan shares seven seasons' worth of hilarious, and never-before told stories from his wild ride throughSNL. From a hysterical and somewhat dark occupation driving a widowed 92-year-old Dutch millionaire on Mulholland Dr. (and her giant poodle Rex), to breaking his neck (literally!) while performing on live television, he chronicles the ups and downs of life in search of the spotlight, and pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of two of comedy's greatest institutions.?

Provocative and personal, goofy and heartfelt,Baby, Don't Hurt Meis a window into the world of millennium-eraSaturday Night Live, from the rehearsals to the after-after parties, as narrated by your funniest, wised up, weirdest friend-who just so happened to be there for all of it!
Chris Kattanbegan his comedic career as a member of several improv/sketch comedy troupes, including The Groundlings in Los Angeles. His father was an original member of the troupe. Kattan also did some minor roles on TV, including an episode of NewsRadio. He moved to New York City to work onSaturday Night Livefrom 1995 to 2003. His rec...
Title:Baby Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night LiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1944648496

ISBN - 13:9781944648497


Editorial Reviews

"Chris Kattan is one of the greatest physical comedians I have ever seen. He would play a small animal and believe he was 20 lbs. He would play a male stripper and believe that he was an amazing dancer. He would play an old lounge act and you would think he really had been trapped in a smokey Vegas room for 50 years. I’ve always admired his commitment to his characters but also his thirst for learning about comedy. He is a real student of the craft, and he was always great to me and gave me good advice on top of 'laugh until we are in tears' moments on SNL. This is gonna take me back."—Jimmy Fallon