Man, Kate McKinnon became the best part of Saturday Night Live really quickly, huh? I mean yes, part of that might be the fact that people really missed Kristen Wiig and wanted to fill the funny-lady-shaped holes in their hearts, but still, Kate’s acting and impressions border on chameleonic, and as the first-ever out lesbian on the show, she’s already established as a part of SNL history.
Turns out, her performances haven’t gone unnoticed, as McKinnon has topped Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, beating out other gay faves like Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson.
Over the past decade Saturday Night Live has gone from being a boy’s club to a launching pad for great female comedians. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig all started as SNL players before making it big. McKinnon is on target to join their ranks. She debuted on SNL in April and is already a massive hit. Her impressions of Ann Romney, Penelope Cruz and Ellen DeGeneres have won her fans around the country. DeGeneres even praised McKinnon’s impersonation on her talk show. Says McKinnon, “It’s very flattering. But my one goal when I started was not to actually vomit on TV or run away."
Now, if anyone ever says that women can’t be funny, you can either sit them down in front of Saturday Night Live and point out how the women are objectively funnier, or you can just ignore them because they’re probably just an asshole.