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  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
It seems like epic envy over celeb female friendships has been a major theme for me this summer. When I saw the recent video of Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer dancing on a piano at a Billy Joel concert, I could barely keep it together. And my desire to be part of the "Bad Blood" squad got even more out of hand when I saw T-Swift and all her ladies at the VMAs last weekend. But I don’t think I’ve ever experienced as much jealousy as I did when I heard the news that the SNL ladies have a group text. Read More
I’m going to make a blanket statement: any time Amy Poehler is on TV, I want to be watching. Live, recorded via DVR, or streamed online –  it doesn’t matter. Everything she does gives me life. Which brings me to her appearance on Wednesday's episode of Late Night, where Poehler and current host Seth Meyers joined up to revive their infamous segment “Really!?! With Seth and Amy.” Back in the day, “Really!?!” was a rant-y recurring feature on Weekend Update, the notoriously hilarious Saturday Night Live news sketch Poehler and Meyers co-anchored. Read More
In anticipation of San Diego’s Comic-Con on July 9th, toy company Bif Bang Pow! has created action figures of your favorite superheroes: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.  After all they've done for women in comedy—and for the constant LOLs they've given us—it's no question that they deserve representation as action figures, which are defined as "dolls representing a person or fictional character known for vigorous action, such as soldiers or superheros." Vigorous action? Absolutely. Superheroes? For sure. 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
A wise woman once said, “the streets aren’t for everyone, that’s why they made sidewalks.” So it was only natural that Cookie Lyon took to Sesame Street (clad in her purple fur and full of sass) to show them what's up. Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is a comedic goldmine and SNL used her to perfection in this skit about Cookie visiting Sesame Street and letting everyone know that she is most certainly in charge. Read More
Between starring in Obvious Child, making weird voices, writing the book version of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, appearing on the dearly departed Parks and Recreation, and having a lead role on Married, our biggest lady crush Jenny Slate has been on the fast track to alt-comedienne stardom for the past year. And though Slate might be stepping down from her lead at FX don’t mistake that as our gal getting a downgrade. Because in actuality could anyone as endearing as Slate stop from making us laugh? Unlikely. Read More
A documentary is in the works on legendary comedian Gilda Radner, the first female cast member of Saturday Night Live and an inspiration to many.  "LOVE Gilda: The Legacy of Gilda Radner" is directed by filmmaker Lisa D'Apolito, who wanted to capture how Radner inspired thousands through both her humor and her determination to help those affected by cancer. Read More
  Spoiler alert: This Saturday Night Live skit rests on the crutch of a fat joke. And a race joke. And another fat joke. But beyond the crude and crass (and actually not funny) one-liners, Kate McKinnon and SNL guest star Jim Carrey’s Sia “Chandelier” dance-off is sort of redeeming. (Is it too late to steal their costume idea?)  In case you missed it, here is Lena Dunham's own "Chandelier" dance from Late Night with Seth Myers earlier in they year. Read More
My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal. This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to steal their best friend's husband? Oh, you do? Here. Read More