You know, SNL was a challenge for me, mostly because of how I treated myself. Everyone was very kind to me, but if there was one thing I would
change, I would ask people to stop saying that “now is the time for
women in comedy” because it’s rude to all of the women who came before
us, patronizing to those of us doing it, and backwards in general.
Comedy comes from my nature, not my gender!
For my first show at ‘SNL’, I wrote a Bill Clinton sketch, and during our read-through, it wasn’t getting any laughs. This weight of embarrassment came over me, and I felt like I was sweating from my spine out. But I realized, 'Okay, that happened, and I did not die.’ You’ve got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it.