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Full disclosure: Vanessa Bayer is one of our favorite SNL cast members. Maybe it's her Miley impression, maybe it's her rendition of a Bar Mitzvah Boy on Weekend Update, or maybe it's just that we can see us being best friends. (Call us!) Regardless, Bayer, with her dimples and magnetic on-camera personality, has charmed her way into the hearts of SNL fanatics everywhere. Not to mention, she's the main reason we DVR the show every week.
So, suffice it to say, it was
destiny a dream to meet with the up-and-coming actress and comedienne for an exclusive interview and photo shoot. We caught Bayer for a quick walk-n-chat in between dress rehearsals and writing for the show to discuss all the important stuff: Real Housewives (she's a fan!), dad jokes (who isn't a fan?), and breaking character (she swears it's never, ever on purpose).
Obviously, we also had to pick her brain for tips on how to be funnier, how to bounce back from a misfired punchline, and, you know, how to land every funny girl's dream job. So, budding actors, comedic hopefuls, and fans alike, bookmark this tab, and read on.
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! (Sorry, we've been dying to say that.)
Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson