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If March had more days in the month I would draw all women of Saturday Night Live. But sadly, I must bring my Women in Comedy series to an end. So I decided to focus on the ladies of SNL who have influenced me the most: Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
I don't care if I sound like I'm 12 but Maya, Tina & Amy are my heroes! Maya can do anything! Maya's is an amazing actress, I love her musical abilities and would one day - if she would have me - hope to have a Beyonce face-off with her. I'm sure her impersonation would blow mine out of the water but I would be ok with that.
Amy is special to me because she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. It was here I studied improv and met the current members of my all-girl team, B.F.F. We perform a monthly show at the theatre's original location on 22nd st. It's funny because it's a tile shop during the day and a performance space by night. I would like to think Amy would be happy to see that we still keep improv alive in the space.
And then there's Tina, ah, Tina! I actually met Tina Fey once - and by meet, I mean completely bombarded her at a coffee shop where I poured my love out to her as if I was a contestant on American Idol. Not my greatest moment but I knew I would be more upset with myself if I had said nothing. I was so original too, "Tina, you are such an inspiration and I just want to thank you...." And as I tripped on a chair back to my booth, I thought, "Really, Nicole? That's the best you can say?" For someone who does improv -and writes a blog, I'm not the best with words. Well, I hope this illustration makes up for it.
It has been a pleasure honoring women comedians this past month. I hope you enjoyed the illustrations as much as I enjoyed creating them!