From The Apollo to Spanglish
Adam: I owe him. Every time I talk to my mother, it's, "How's Dennis Miller?" I say, "I haven't talked to him in a while." "Call him! He started you."
Dennis: Somewhere there's an apocryphal story floating around that I had something to do with Adam being hired at Saturday Night Live. I think the extent of my participation in that hiring might have been hearing his name one day in the office and saying, "That kid is incredibly funny and he would help the show." And that's how Adam Sandler got Saturday Night Live: he's incredibly funny. That's why he's a huge movie star: great comedy chops. But I will say this about Adam and his longevity in this business. I think you have to be more than funny to accrue that. I think you have to be, indeed, likable. And I think the audience senses that about Adam. And I can certainly verify for you that Adam Sandler is an affable bloke.