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'Saturday Night Live' Adds Another Female

New York comic Kate McKinnon eyed as possible Kristen Wiig replacement

By Corey Levitan Mar 29, 2012 10:33AM

"Saturday Night Live" is girling up. According to Deadline, New York comic Kate McKinnon will appear on the next show, co-hosted by "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara, as a featured player. McKinnon is best known for starring in Rosie O'Donnell's "Big Gay Sketch Show" on LOGO.


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According to Deadline, McKinnon is the first hire among seven funny ladies being considered by show producer Lorne Michaels for potential permanent slots. (The others include Jessica Joy of "The Playboy Club," Lauren Lapkus of  "Are You There Chelsea" and Elaine Carroll of the web series "Very Mary-Kate.")

Never huge on female cast members (the current mix: four out of 13) "SNL" looks likely to lose their biggest when Kristen Wiig's contract ends at the end of this season. (Given her smash movie success with "Bridesmaids," Wiig is not expected to renew.)

According to the Huffington Post, McKinnon will be the show's first openly lesbian cast member.

"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Apr 7, 2012 9:31AM
Aside from the original cast, SNL was at its prime when most of the head writers were women. Tina Fey and Amy Poeller really broke new ground on that show. In recent years the strongest characters have been from women, most not all. The fact that Mckinnon is openly gay is really an afterthought. Funny how so many of you are appalled by the mention of it. Get over yourselves.
Apr 5, 2012 9:38AM
here's an ebook as well!... parlorguide dot com !! enjoy gents!
Mar 29, 2012 4:51PM

Now this would make a good movie!

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Mar 29, 2012 4:08PM
This is what pisses me off about gays!!!! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS!!!!! I don't like watching you make out in public anymore that straights!!! I haven't watched SNL since Will Ferrell left so this is no big deal to me.
Mar 29, 2012 4:03PM

Why do I need to know her sexual orientation. I don't care about that.

Mar 29, 2012 3:54PM
SNL is a antiquated show.Very little talent and so left wing.However,it is a great place for trash and losers to get together.
Mar 29, 2012 3:52PM
yuk with the cigarette.  If it weren't for that, I bet a lot of guys would have that 'X-files' dream of changing her...
Mar 29, 2012 3:33PM

Really? I thought Nora Dunn was out when she was on the show. It certainly wasn't anything but obvious. Anywho....  It's funny how most of the posts on here are about how irrelevant Ms. Mckinnon's sexuality is. Dick Santorum thinks that most folks still think it's a big deal. The age gap in the issue is simply astounding. Although the most important thing is that this gal is funny, it will be interesting to see if the presence of an out gay person will change the table read each week. Will we ever see the Gay Couple from New Jersey again? I wonder if Stefan will have any club recommendations for her? Will Lorenzo Macintosh and the guest star keep threatening the scared straight kids with "rear-end" rape? For the record, I find the first two funny - especially Stefan - but I've never thought the "rear-end" Rape threats all that funny in the "scared straight" sketch.


PS - Seriously - I can type "Rape" but if I use the the word "a-n-a-l", then it's censored?

Mar 29, 2012 3:07PM
Boy, SNL is so cool and totally awesome with all the gay stuff.

Eye-roll, face-palm...........​so...cutting edge Michaels. Sheeeesh!

Mar 29, 2012 3:02PM
Thought that was the norm and non-lesbians a rarity. Paula Poundstone, Margret Cho, Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, Wanda Sykes, Karen Williams, Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer,
Sandra Bernhardt, Lily Tomlin.....
Mar 29, 2012 2:34PM
OMG!! a real "lesbian"... how progressive!  Will they make the same sensational announcement when the hire a ... (gulp) "black" comic? or heaven forbid... a "straight" entertainer? SNL is so desperate they forgot that most people do not give a rat's booty about a persons sexual orientation, if she's funny GREAT! if she's not... get rid of her but don't tell us about her private business... NO BODY CARES!!!
Mar 29, 2012 2:15PM
odd....she LOOKS alot like Kristen Whigg in this pic! good luck to her! in my experience, my gay friends have always been the funniest people i know! wow----only 4 female cast members? i hadn't noticed......guess L. Michaels is trying to show us how open and de riguer he is? i thought better of him.....
Mar 29, 2012 2:13PM
Mar 29, 2012 2:00PM
who gives a fawk. why does someones gayness have to be shoved down my throat. good luck to her, she got on a sinking ship. snl has'nt been funny for the past 35 years.
Mar 29, 2012 1:26PM

behavior is learned.

behavior is a choice.

Mar 29, 2012 11:19AM
I am anxious to meet the new girl on the block this Saturday - and wish Ms. McKinnon the very best on her opening night!    Open-mouthed
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