Sarah Silverman On Her 'SNL' Stint

11/22/2013 03:31 pm ET | Updated Nov 22, 2013

Sarah Silverman stopped by HuffPost Live and no topic was off the table, including her brief stint with "Saturday Night Live."

Silverman said she was hired -- and almost immediately fired by "SNL."

"It wasn't like I did something wrong," Silverman said. "... I was that last year of the old guard and they started anew. And by the way, I wrote not a single funny sketch, so that might have something to do with it too."

Silverman appeared during the 1993-1994 TV season as a featured player.

"It was a bizarre year! Because it was like ... it was that the old guard was still there, but the new guard was coming in. It was a crazy cast. Al Franken -- you know, Senator Al Franken -- Julia Sweeney, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, [David] Spade," Silverman told The Huffington Post's Mike Ryan. "It was a crazy mix of people and I think a very different place than it is, I would guess, now. They all seem to be buddies. You know, I mean, I was not at a place where a Tina Fey would be the head writer [laughs], do you know what I mean? But I was madly in love with the head writer, Jim Downey. He's still there. He's awesome. He's been there since day one and he's so, so funny."

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