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11/10/2014 03:01 pm ET Updated Nov 10, 2014

Beck Bennett Looks Back On His 'SNL' Audition

Beck Bennett has been one of the biggest bright spots on "Saturday Night Live" during his first two seasons, appearing in a bevy of sketches, both live and pre-produced. (Bennett's Good Neighbor team of cast member Kyle Mooney and writer Nick Rutherford have taken up the slack left behind by Andy Samberg's Lonely Island.) In a HuffPost Live interview on Monday, Bennett spilled details of the audition that landed him the position.

Bennett, who stopped by HuffPost Live with Reid Scott ("Veep") and Chris Lowell ("Veronica Mars") to chat about their upcoming film, "Beside Still Waters," said he did three impressions -- Tobey Maguire, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christoph Waltz -- along with three original characters.

"Last minute, I came up with one of the characters I did on the show, which is Baby Boss," Bennett told host Ricky Camilleri. "I came up with it like two nights before."

The Baby Boss sketch was hailed as one of 2013's best. Bennett said he was filming a movie in Austin, Texas, when he got the call to audition in front of "SNL" execs.

Watch the rest of the clip above, and catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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