SNL Just Hired Some Dope New Women

Season 43, baybee! We’re so excited for all the hot takes and spicy jokes that this year of Saturday Night Live has in store. And we can’t wait to meet the new cast and writers, which includes three rad ladies:  Heidi Gardner, Sam Jay, and Claire Friedman. So we put together a little introduction to the freshman class, so that you can go back to comedy school informed. Enjoy!

 

Heidi Gardner

She’s one of the stars of the animated show Super Mansion, and she’s already a veteran performer at The Groundlings. Basically she can do it all, including playing an over-it hotel clerk in this short:

 

Sam Jay

As a writer, Sam seems like she’s going to bring a whole new vibe to the old-as-hell show. Sam comes from the stand-up world and legit she is a genius at constructing jokes. You’re gonna love her set on Kimmel, in which she addresses white people on public transportation, Applebees, crying while black, cruises, and female ghostbusters.

 

Claire Friedman

The COO and executive in charge of the Lip Sync Franchise is a certified badass. She wrote for the Harvard Lampoon, worked with FX in the original programming department, and went from investment banker to comedy genius. Get the full Claire experience from her interview with The Broadcast!

This Week’s Most Hilarious Tweets

Hot tweets, fresh out of the computer! There’s no better way to celebrate the coming weekend. Unless maybe it’s with a giant glass of wine or two…

But first… the tweets!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilarious Trans Ladies We Love

Please buckle up, because you’re about to laugh so hard you fall out of your damn chair. In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, and also in honor of women who are funny as hell in general, we put together a playlist of some of our favorite funny ladies. We got everything from stand-up to cabaret to movies to interviews – basically it’s a whole hour of dope women doing what they do best. And they’re gonna make your day like 600% better.

¡Vaya! Sofia Niño De Rivera Is Honestly The Funniest.

Sofia Niño De Rivera is one of the pioneers of the stand-up scene in Mexico, and we are 100% obsessed with her Netflix special Expuesta. She’s cool as hell, and we’re so glad she’s getting the exposure she deserves on Conan this week. Srsly, watch this set and then pray that she’s coming to a city near you, because America does NOT deserve Sofia.

Dump Your Boo With A Singing Telegram!

Too chicken to dump your sweetie in person? But too moral for a text message? Let this singing telegram company break someone’s heart for you! Couldn’t we all use a little help saying ‘buh-buh-boy bye’.

This sketch features the talents of Richelle Meiss, Craig Tovey, Shilpa Das, Angie Engelbert, Matt Harbert, Mayank Battar, and Tiffany Commons.

We Are Dying Of Excitement for ‘Feud’

DYYYYIIIIING. A trailer for the new mini-series from the team behind American Horror Story just came out, and it has literally everything we love. Crazy wigs, heartless directors, glorious costume jewelry. Not to mention that Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are being played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. JESSICA LANGE AND SUSAN SARANDON. It’s gloriously campy and also looks like it’s gonna make some excellent points about the way older women are treated in Hollywood.