Watch an SNL Rookie Catch His Big Break in Real Time

For an up-and-coming comedian, landing a coveted spot on the long-running NBC sketch show is like the holy grail of comedy. SNL featured player Brooks Wheelan made that dream a reality in 2013 -- and unknowingly shared his journey with the world. 


The stand-up comedian, who was living in Los Angeles at the start of 2013, wanted to document the entire year in one-second clips for each day. As he started filming one second of his life in mid-January of 2013, he had no idea where that milestone year would lead him.

Brooks shares his life in video as he travels to perform stand-up around the country, and hangs out at some low-key spots in Los Angeles. But that summer, everything changes. 

By August, Brooks is officially hired as one of the new featured players on Saturday Night Live, a dream come true for any comedian. And we're lucky enough that he was able to capture it on film.

Watch the journey for yourself in the video above. We're celebrating you, Brooks for making your dreams come true and having the guts enough to share it with everyone! #MakeToday an adventure.

Would you share a year of your life like Brooks did?

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