Esther Zuckerman
January 20, 2015 AT 06:17 PM EST

It’s somehow fitting that Kyle Mooney’s recurring bad comedian Bruce Chandling didn’t actually make it into this week’s Kevin Hart hosted episode of SNL. Instead, Chandling was the star of a cut short in which found him trying to pitch Kevin Hart on his idea for a television show. 

In the sketch, Chandling runs into Kevin Hart—who’s not, apparently, a Bruce Chandling fan—backstage at at a comedy club. Chandling has an idea for a show: “What if we did our stand up on TV? Like a whole show.” Hart brushes him off, but then Chandling launches into an emotional speech. “Actually, I’m pretty used to not having anyone in my corner, so that works fine,” he begins, and ultimately his fortunes change.

The Chandling character is an acquired taste, but the short mixes Mooney’s brand of uncomfortable comedy and some genuine sadness.

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