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Baby, Don't Hurt Me

Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live
Narrated by: Chris Kattan
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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You may know him as Mango, Mr. Peepers, the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester, or one half of the head-bopping brothers in A Night at the Roxbury. Maybe you remember him as the forlorn Gothic kid Azrael Abyss, Gay Hitler, or the guitarist in the “More Cowbell” sketch. Whichever it is, Chris Kattan has earned a spot in the hearts of a generation of comedy fans. 

Chris Kattan has defied comparison, expectations, and sometimes gravity with his inimitable style of physical comedy. By creating some of the most memorable Saturday Night Live characters, as well as his many roles in film and television, Kattan has remained one of the most fearless and versatile comedians in the world. 

Not long after Chris was labeled one of the improv group Groundlings’ “must-see” performers in the company, he was cast on SNL - and within the first six weeks, Chris’ film career also took off.  

Now, for the first time, Kattan opens up about eight seasons on SNL, performing alongside friends and future legends including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and guest hosts from Charlize Theron to Tom Hanks to David Bowie. He also shares stories of his unusual childhood (involving a secluded mountain with zen monks) with Leonard Cohen and Alan Watts. Baby, Don’t Hurt Me offers an unprecedented look into Chris’ life, from his fascinating relationship with Lorne Michaels to a private Valentine’s Day dinner with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, an unforgettable flight with Beyoncé, and even breaking his neck on live television. 

Baby, Don’t Hurt Me is a candid, revealing memoir from a timeless comedian and a window into the world of millennium-era SNL, from the rehearsals to the after-after parties, as narrated by your hilarious and inspiring friend - who just so happened to be there for all of it.

©2019 Chris Kattan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lindsay
  • Denver, CO, United States
  • 05-20-19

Entertaining Memoir, Fun Peak into SNL

Fun read. I always love a peak behind the velvet curtains of TV and Movies. Chris does talk about being on the show and the different guests and what they were like. He also was very open about his struggles on the show and since. His honesty is refreshing, and he doesn't hold grudges either. Not the deepest book, but definitely enjoyable.

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Wow!

I really loved this audiobook. Kattan shares a LOT here, From SNL to deeply personal stories and it’s all extremely interesting. His performance was perfect, throwing in character voices and impressions when needed. 10/10 would recommend!

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Funny and complex.

I enjoyed the audio book very much. It is well written and Chris takes the listener on an interesting and entertaining trip trough his childhood career and love life. I kept pausing and looking up his Work on YouTube and that was awesome to be able to flesh out the story with SNL clips.
The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the lack of ownership he takes him his part in the relationships that ended....friendships and romantic relationships. There is just a lack of rigorously honest self appraisal. He implies that he has no idea why some friends dropped him and in his romantic relationships, they always just “grew apart”. I was hoping there would be a deeper level of honesty.
But overall it was awesome and I loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-19

Off on a beautiful Kattangent!

I have always been a fan of Chris Kattan right back from when he started on SNL and in other memorable roles, such as Doug Butabi in A Night at the Roxbury.

There are comedy actors and true comedians and Chris is definitely the latter. His knowledge and passion for comedy and acting is obvious and he always puts his art first before his own welfare. This book is a must listen for anyone who loves comedy, comedians and or Saturday Night Live (SNL). Chris in my opinion is an unsung hero of comedy and deserves way more recognition than he gets.

From this book you get to hear about the life and times of a man that is honest, always himself and who doesn't put on a false front to succeed. This is rare and especially from someone who is one of the most naturally talented and energetic actors that we have seen. I am a fan of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey and I put Chris Kattan in the same bracket.

This book has made me laugh, think and reminisce along a fascinating journey with many beautiful Kattangents.