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
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 15, 2015
“I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 26, 2015
Our new issue is out now (yay!), and we've packed quite a few goodies into its pages for you wonderful BUSTies:
- The adorable Ellie Kemper, star of Tina Fey's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, talks to BUST about where she's been, the culture shock of Bridesmaids, and "girl roles" in the acting industry.
- Spring is beginning to rear her lovely head, and we have some new fashion trends for you to check out! (Hint: leggings, rings, cat shoes... and flowers, duh.)
- We put together a thoroughly researched (you're welcome) vape guide for cannabis usage. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Mar 12, 2015
It doesn’t get much more adorable than Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt in Tina Fey’s new Netflix series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From her bright flowery outfits to her relentlessly upbeat attitude, Kimmy never fails to lift our spirits and remind us that everything will be okay if we just stay true to ourselves.
And while in true-to-form sitcom fashion, the show has no shortage of silly (and amazingly weird) jokes, it also has a ton of heart. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Mar 06, 2015
The long, dark night of the soul known as life P3R (Post-30 Rock) is finally getting a little lighter today thanks to Netflix. The streaming service is now unveiling its latest original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the show is everything a smart, lady-centric-comedy lover could hope for. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Jan 23, 2015
So many of our favorite shows in the last couple years have been released through Netflix (here's looking at you House of Cards and Orange is the New Black). But there's a new one on its way that we're literally squealing about like happy newborn piglets.
Tina Fey paired up with the distributing channel to make Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a show about a doomsday cult survivor—played by BUST fave Ellie Kemper—who begins life completely anew in NYC after being rescued from an Indiana apocalypse bunker. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 11, 2014
I knew my day was going to be good when, immediately upon my arrival to work, I learned that I could spend three minutes and 44 seconds of my morning watching Kelly Hogan (A.K.A. Chewbacca) and Neko Case (a Princess Leia/Spock fusion) sing to me and Ellie Kemper about “a revolution to your hairless post-apocalyptic constitution”—a new vision of the future fueled by “girl power… an actual fuel source with zero carbon footprint. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 08, 2014
When the cast of 30 Rock bid a last adieu to their Thursday night slot on NBC...everything basically shattered for me. First The Office, now this? Suddenly, Parks & Recreation had to pull a lot of the comedy weight for the widely-acknowledged funniest network on the telly. And I suddenly had an extra hour and a half to fill every week, twiddling my thumbs in the absence of a Liz Lemon laugh riot.
It's been a rough few years, but finally -- does one dare to dream?! -- there's a pilot season on the horizon that just might fill the gap. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 16, 2013
Remember the dreaded “humor gap” idea about men always being funnier than women? And that bogus pseudo-science Vanity Fair piece on the topic? Oy vey. I wish that was the only case of weird dudes telling the world women aren’t funny, but alas, the shoddily lobbed insults keep coming. If only we had a sweet comedienne to put this shit show to rest.
OH WAIT, WE DO.
It’s Ellie Kemper from Bridesmaids and The Office, hey girl! This week she wrote an article for GQ about the unfunniness of men, and it’s perfect. Read More