If you are a hardcore Austin comedy denizen, you might remember now-22-year-old Port Neches native Andrew Dismukes from such venues as Cenote (where he first got on stage in 2012 as a University of Texas freshman) or the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada, last summer.
Now, he’s writing for Saturday Night Live, according to a profile on the UT Moody College of Communication’s website.
Dismukes provides a daily breakdown of a writer’s week at SNL that comports with most accounts of working there: (Monday pitch meetings, Tuesday all-day writing day deep into the night, table read Wednesday, rehearsal and taping pre-tape stuff Thursday and Friday, dress and show Saturday, collapse Sunday).
The piece notes that Dismukes got signed by a manager after a set at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and soon found himself auditioning for the show. He was soon hired for the season.
Here is Dismukes’ set for Funniest Person in Austin 2016.]]