Meet the boss ladies who owned this season of Saturday Night Live. From Kate McKinnon, the show’s first openly gay female cast member, to Sasheer Zamata, its first black female comic in six years, you’ll want to friend them all.
Kate McKinnon, 30
What always makes you laugh?
The sounds that goats and sheep make when they scream like men. I cannot keep myself together when I hear that.
You do a killer Justin Bieber. What would you say to him right now?
I’d get very serious with him and say, “You are good. Hang in there, pal. I love you. You have a core of goodness.”
What’s a failproof source of material for you?
Weird people doing shit. Like local news stories of a woman wearing hamburger shoes or just people behaving strangely.
My favorite thing to do is play the character who makes out with people at the bar. I love fake, gross kissing. I’ve kissed Vince Vaughn and John Goodman. Louis C.K. was great. He was the first, but they were all great in their own ways. It takes a special man to put himself in that situation.