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Bobby Moynihan Jokes Being a Dad and on SNL Are 'The Same': It's '9 Months of Torture Then 18 Years of Anxiety'

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Bobby Moynihan is taking to new parenthood like a drunk uncle to bad jokes.

The Saturday Night Live alum sat down for a chat with PEOPLE Now about his life as a first-time dad — to a baby girl his wife Brynn O’Malley gave birth to in July.

“I was much more terrified leading up to it, but it’s not as scary as I thought it would be,” says the actor and comedian, 40, who announced his daughter on the way in June with an adorable Wonder Woman-themed tribute.

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Alongside Vanessa Bayer — who was on the show for seven years — Moynihan left SNL in May after nine seasons, where he played a slew of recurring characters alongside his infamous Drunk Uncle, such as Scared Straight Kid, Mark Payne, movie buff Keith and astronaut Kirby.

When asked how the exhaustion of new parenthood compares to his time on the show, Moynihan jokes with a laugh, “It’s the same thing. Nine months of torture, and then 18 years of having anxiety about [everything].”

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Although the proud papa is ecstatic about his family expansion, he does admit he misses being on set with his former SNL castmates.

“I was a gigantic fan of the show before I was on it, so to be able to do it was amazing, but now going back to just watching as a fan, yeah — it feels like watching videos of a party you’re not at,” says Moynihan.

He adds, “Right now, the biggest problem is waking up on Monday mornings like, ‘Okay, I have an idea,’ and then I’m like, ‘I don’t need it anymore.’ “