Our #WCW this week is the incomparable Kate McKinnon!
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Kate started performing sketch comedy at UCB in 2008, and worked with house sketch teams High Treason, Beneath Gristedes, Tremendous Machine, and Gramps. She also starred in the solo shows Disenchanted, Best Actress, and Kate McKinnon on Ice at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Her solo shows were met with rave reviews. Time Out New York called Kate, “A hilarious physical actor who is also smart and funny enough to write for herself,” in their review of Kate McKinnon on Ice (http://www.timeout.com/newyork/comedy/review-kate-mckinnon-on-ice).
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Now, Kate is “live in New York” every week as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She has been lighting up the SNL stage for the past two years with her hilarious impressions, characters, and general delightfulness.
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Kate has been featured in a number of online sketches, including the UCB Comedy hits Deathers Ask: Is Obama Alive, BP Spills Coffee, and Animated Stories. Kate was named one of Flavorwire’s “Most Interesting People on TV Right Now,” and one of The Jane Dough’s “30 Under 35: Female Comedians to Watch” in 2013. In 2012, Kate was one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. That’s pretty freakin’ cool. Kate is an awesome writer, performer, comedian, and person, and that’s why she’s UCB Comedy’s #WCW!!
Be sure to check out Kate’s UCB Comedy profile: http://ucbcomedy.com/user/9402 and watch her on Saturday Night Live, every Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC!