"This is exactly what my audition was," Hart explained. "I said, 'Okay, I'm going to do an impression of Avery Johnson.' And I remember Lorne Michaels looking at me and he's like, 'Mmhmm. Okay…' He didn't say he didn’t know who that was, but I could tell he definitely didn't know."
As for the impression? It was short and simple, and not enough to get Hart a spot on the cast. Now, however, Hart is a two-time SNL host, most recently taking the reins in January.