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  Before she was The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Erin from The Office, Becca from Bridesmaids or BUST’s April/May 2015 cover star, Ellie Kemper got her start with improv - and last weekend, she returned to her roots with a performance at New York Comedy Fest. On Saturday, November 14, KempSas - that’s Ellie Kemper and comedian Christina Gausas’ improv duo - kept a packed crowd at UCB Theatre Chelsea in stitches as they presented an hour-long show depicting perhaps the most codependent friendship to ever exist. Read More
  Before I meet with Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant at one of her favorite restaurants on Manhattan’s west side, I text a few mutual friends and acquaintances to find out what she’s like. I figure it can’t hurt to do a little more background research on the 28-year-old improviser and actress who has made me laugh consistently since 2012 with SNL characters like Morgan, the awkward teen co-host of Girlfriends Talk Show, and Officer Chubbina Fatzarelli of the cop duo “Dyke and Fats.” “She is a dream,” says one pal. Read More
The Lady to Lady podcast is not for the tenderhearted. And with Margaret Cho joining hilarious hosts Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker for this week's podcast, no time was wasted in cutting to the goods. Topics range from The Pope to Louis CK's balls. "Can you keep a secret?" the hosts chime at the show's opening. "Neither can we!"  These women are hilarious. They're the type of women that I just want to hang out with. I feel like, so comfortable with them and I haven't even met them. Read More
  Some women have family, friends, priests, rabbis, psychologists or support groups to guide them through their breast cancer diagnosis and recovery. Amy Marcs has Barbie. The iconic plastic doll plays a major role in Amy’s one-woman comedy show “Nice Tits," directed by Peter Michael Marino and currently playing at the Pit in NYC. For Amy, Barbie is both a no-nipple role model and a self-esteem-boosting hallucination. Read More
Here at BUST, we’re huge fans of lady who make us laugh, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent. So when we heard about Saffron Herndon, we were pretty excited. Not only is Herndon bucking stereotypes by being a female comedian, she’s also quite young. How young? Um try 10-years-old. At only 10, Herndon is an aspiring standup comedian who writes all of her own jokes, which is more than a lot of adult comics can say. Not only is she writing original material, her material’s actually quite good and not just for kids. Read More
From Obvious Child to Marcel the Shell, actress Jenny Slate consistently creates comedy that smart women want to watch. Here, the rebellious free spirit talks about her best friend, her butthole, and beating the odds. Top: Etro; Denim shorts: Citizens of Humanity Jenny Slate is immediately disarming. Although she’s right on time for our interview, she rushes into Little Dom’s—a favorite restaurant in her L.A. neighborhood—like a big-haired whirlwind. Read More
The comedy goddesses have answered our prayers and it has been done: Maya Rudolph did a Rachel Dolezal impression. The actress blessed us with the impersonation recently on Late Night with Seth Meyers and killed it. Via USA Today In case you’ve somehow successfully avoided the media frenzy around her, Rachel Dolezal is a woman who was born to white parents… but has been saying she’s black for around ten years. Maya bears a striking resemblance to her. Read More
On July 31st, Netflix is throwing back to the summer of 1981 with Wet Hot American Summer’s prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, fourteen years after the film’s debut. With the return of the original cast, plus a handful of new faces, these eight episodes expand upon the first day of Camp Firewood’s infamous summer season. Now that your Orange Is The New Black binge is over, take a peek at the trailer. The episodes are edited to depict a VHS tape, fuzz, static and all. Read More
“From the forest… out of dirt and sticks” emerged Khaleesi dressed as Kristen Wiig. Wait, it's actually Kristen Wiig dressed as Khaleesi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon—and it couldn't have been more hilarious. Neither Fallon nor Wiig—who have unparalleled platonic chemistry—were able to hold it together during last night's seven minute segment. And between the newest hit “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful” and Rapid Fire Questions, it’s easy to see why. Read More
“I’m rich now,” Amy Schumer says, onstage at the Hollywood Improv, to a Saturday-night crowd. “I go to the waxing places that change the paper.” The 32-year-old comedian isn’t actually that wealthy, but it seems appropriate that she would address her newfound notoriety with a joke. After nearly a decade working the stage as a standup, Schumer now stars on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, a stunningly subversive sketch show she created. Read More