Fri, 24 June 2011
On this episode of How Was Your Week?, Two SNL ladies join Julie, which is exciting! Ana Gasteyer stops by to discuss her cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman" and gets deep into her SNL memories, plus, gives advice to our second fabulous guest, VANESSA BAYER, who discusses four of her favorite 90's movies: So, I Married An Axe Murderer, Singles, Reality Bites and Empire Records.
Also: Ana talks about what she did for her SNL audition, and how her Cokie Roberts impression probably sealed the deal (not what she actually said), and the difference between comedy people and theater people; Vanessa aces a '90s movie quiz and offers a theory as to why Nancy Travis's character 1) wore that Kimono-looking thing at the end of Axe Murderer and 2) had a different hairstyle in every scene.
Plus: Who told Ana to take classes at the Groundlings, what she loves about Nora Dunn, why Vanessa defends Empire Records to this day, how SNL is like a Science Fiction orb, whether Reality Bites is maybe a little dated, and how many covers of "There She Goes" are actually included in that Mike Myers movie (one billion).
Also! Julie discusses three of her most embarrassing moments, recommends a terrible beach read, yields a murderous offer for free nuts, answers questions from listeners about beauty pageants and sublets, and impersonates her seat mate at Stephen Sondheim's Company. There's also some nonsense about artichokes, which we should all probably ignore.
Host: Julie Klausner