This weekend’s episode of SNL was perhaps the best of all season, with a lineup that seemed ripped from the pages of BUST (plus plenty of killer cameos…and one by Bill O'Reilly?) and a distinctly female energy (no doubt stemming from host Maya Rudolph’s presence) that felt like a breath of fresh air—or a gasp for fresh air after laughing so hard at Rudolph and Kristen Wiig’s frozen-chicken-fondling, golf-cart-driving, accent-switching antics in the “Secret Showcase” sketch. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 08, 2010
Have you spent countless nights lying awake in bed wondering what exactly Andie MacDowell has been up to lately?
If so, you can sleep easy tonight knowing that the actress and L’Oreal spokeswoman has actually been busy working to establish a new career in stand-up comedy.
Ok, not really.
But writer, producer, and BUST contributor, Jill Soloway teamed up with Michaela Watkins (the hilarious comedienne that SNL inexplicably cut after only one season) to give you an idea of what that may be like.
Here’s their Funny or Die video of Andie’s debut stand-up act. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on May 28, 2010
Julia Sweeney has come a long way since the days of "Pat," the ambiguously gendered character she played on Saturday Night Live. Her personal tales of overcoming cancer, denouncing God, and adopting a child from China have been the substance of her material since 1995. Her recent TED talk, however, brought Pat back to mind. Sweeney is totally adorable, so the video is worth watching in and of itself. [video:
425x344] Yet I couldn't help but wonder what this would look like as a Pat bit. Then I got to thinking, surely this bit already existed. So I Googled. And Googled some more. Read More