The lovely, talented and extremely funny ladies of Saturday Night Live are featured in the new issue of Glamour magazine and as you can see below, they are just as beautiful as they are hilarious. Truth be told, the only reason I continue to tune in to watch SNL week after week is because the ladies bring the LULz fairly consistently (it’s the rest of the show, particularly the writers, that leaves MUCH to be desired). I don’t think actresses Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Nasim Pedrad, and Cecily Strong get the credit they deserve so I’m really happy that Glamour is featuring them in this month’s new issue. Click below to see the SNL ladies’ photo and read some excerpts from the accompanying interview.
GLAMOUR: You’re the latest in a long line of amazing women on SNL. Who inspired you to want to be on the show?
VANESSA: I loved watching Julia Sweeney do Pat, and Melanie Hutsell do Tori Spelling, when I was little. And Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler], of course.
CECILY: I remember watching all the Gilda Radner specials growing up.
KATE: Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer…I had T-shirts of all their characters. I taped the sketches every week and transcribed them the next morning. It wasunhealthy.
GLAMOUR: What would you say are the craziest things that have happened to you so far on the show?
AIDY: On my way to audition, I got caught in a rainstorm. When I walked in, I was soaked like a dog, I looked insane, and I was about to cry. Those hair and makeup ladies transformed me—by the time I auditioned, I felt so confident. I’m so grateful to them for that.
NASIM: They are amazing. Going from a child to a Kardashian, I go from barely anything to a million eyelashes in 30 seconds. I just stand there frozen while they attack me.
GLAMOUR: What’s the deal behind the famous end-of-show farewells? Have you ever really gotten in there to get a hug from a star you love?
CECILY: I forced Alec Baldwin to hug me. I was like, “You have to do this.” He certainly wasn’t initiating.
It’s been a long time since SNL has been consistently entertaining but I’m really happy with the cast this year. It’s about time SNL wizened up and started featuring funny ladies again. The dudes, I’m sorry to say, just aren’t as entertaining as the ladies are. Kudos to Glamour for featuring SNL‘s funny ladies in their new issue. These ladies are deserving of pretty much all the credit of keeping SNL relevant, IMHO.
[Photo credit: Jennifer Livingston; Source]