I’ve been a fan of the show my whole life and, I would even say, student of the show. So I’ve read every book, I’ve seen every interview, watched every behind-the-scenes special. And I feel like in the history of the show you hear a lot about the competition, the competitiveness, and maybe even some cutthroat maneuvers and backstabbery. The biggest surprise of getting hired on this show is how genuinely supportive the current cast and writers are. I think that’s what’s different in our era than any era previous, because I think the majority of people on the show were born after its creation and have kind of learned from history, so to speak, in that fighting each other doesn’t get you anything.
— from “Taran Killam On His Rise From Nickelodeon To Saturday Night Live” co-conducted by the lovely Whitney Jefferson