In the 1970s, he won an award from Playboy Magazine for submitting the joke of the year. Then became a household name thanks to his years on TV's Saturday Night Live (1985-91) where he was a writer and the host of the "Weekend Update" news segment. After a short-lived TV series in 1992 and small roles in feature films, had great success on cable television (HBO) with the Emmy Award-winning Dennis Miller Live (1994-2002), a stand-up routine that included rants about social and political issues. In 2000 he began as a commentator for NFL Monday Night Football, but left in 2002. Ended up with a gig on the Fox News talk show Hannity & Colmes, followed by his own show on CNBC in 2004.