Be tenacious. Get as much stage time as possible.
I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.
I'm not a standup, but I play one on TV.
I'm happier than I've ever been. SNL is one of the only places you can both act and create characters for a living.
Comedy's been really liberating for me because I've been able to sneak the singing part in through the back door.
I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.
I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have.
I'm married but the special man is my dog, Henry.
I love people who try to keep the world in control - because the world is inherently not in control.
You know, once somebody knows you can sing Elphaba, it's like being able to sing Evita - people shut up about it already.
I'm pretty earthy; I nursed forever because I liked it and my kids liked it, but at the same time I'm very laissez-faire about stuff like bedtimes and food.
I'm friends with a lot of actresses, but my 'SNL' friends are my closest. The experience of working there is something of a battleground, a great one, but complicated. I think there's a deep connection for having survived that workplace.
Losing yourself in the character opens you up in a way that no amount of precise preparation can.
It's funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.
I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.