In which SNL reaches for the bitter comedy fans.
Yeah, in the book I talked about the “Honey” roles. It’s like, “Honey, your coffee’s ready!” or “Honey, are you gonna pay this bill?” That kind of thing. For women in improv, the earliest lesson is, “Don’t just play the side lady who comes in to serve imaginary coffee.” I thought of myself as gender-neutral, so I could play a dude or Santa Claus or the president or whatever. So just don’t limit yourself that you’re the woman, and then you have much bigger range.
I would like to see Rachel Dratch play Santa Claus.