On The Show: 1993–94
Sarah Silverman worked for 18 weeks as a writer and featured performer on "Saturday Night Live," but was fired after one season when only one of her sketches survived past dress rehearsal. Of her time on the show, Silverman said, "It wasn't like I did something wrong. 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's career has survived just fine. She's one of the most successful comics, has had her own show and starred in films like "School of Rock" and the animated movie "Wreck-It Ralph."