Rob Schneider On Landing 'SNL'

The 'Saturday Night Live' alum talks about his hiring.

Howard asked how Rob got his gig on 'Saturday Night Live,' so Rob explained that he'd been hired "pretty quick" after the producers saw him do a 20-minute stand-up routine: "I was never as good as Jerry Seinfeld or anyone [like that] but I had that 20 minutes that was really good." He started as a writer and eventually became on-air talent--thanks to the support of Dennis Miller. Rob said the show was a great way to get a leg up in showbiz: "They've never really had any competition there [at 11:30pm on Saturday night] so it's like a good restaurant in a great location."