Toronto Diary
4 min

Kate McKinnon talks SNL, Ellen, drink sharing

If you haven’t been keeping up with the current season of Saturday Night Live, allow me to sum things up: Kristen Wiig and all the other mainstays are gone and Kate McKinnon is now the best part of the show. The other cast members are all great, make no mistakes, but McKinnon is just slaying it right now.

In the clip below, SNL’s first openly-lesbian cast member talks about the audition process, meeting her idol Elle Degeneres, and switches drinks with her interviewer halfway through. Let this be a lesson, up-and-coming comics: You’re never too big a star to steal a friend’s drink.