“I never watched SNL before,” Davidson recalled to Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, in describing the audition process, which was the result of a recommendation from Bill Hader to Lorne Michaels. “Before I got the show, I didn’t know about it,” he said. “I didn’t know what it was, which is really bad to say… I didn’t grow up really watching it. I watched like SpongeBob…. Drake and Josh.” Davidson did admit that he had previously seen Will Ferrell’s Jeopardy! sketches on YouTube.