While he thought it went well at the time, Kevin Hart revealed that his Saturday Night Live audition was actually a total disaster.
The comedian told Conan O’Brien Tuesday night that when he auditioned for the show, he did an impression of someone no one knew—then-San Antonio Spurs point guard Avery Johnson. While Johnson went on to coach in the NBA and serve as an ESPN analyst, Lorne Michaels had no idea who he was at the time.
But given Hart’s current success as a writer, producer, comedian, and actor, it’s clearly all worked out for the best. He’s even had the honor of hosting SNL twice so far during his career.