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If you tuned in for the Golden Globes last night, you probably felt like you were watching The Best of Lorne Michaels Show. Not only did we enjoy a second year of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the awards ceremony, but presenters included former SNL funnymen Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon. But, what's spurred even more water-cooler chatter this morning are the surprise wins for Andy Samberg and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which took home the award for Best Comedy Series. Sure, Samberg is a comedic powerhouse, but he's not the most exciting cast member from Fox's new show. We want to take a minute to briefly discuss the amazing Chelsea Peretti. Because her character — Gina Linetti, the unsung hero of Brooklyn Nine-Nine — is the reason you should be watching in the first place.
Peretti's got serious comedy cred. She's written for Parks & Rec (which garnered much love at the Globes last night), The Sarah Silverman Program, and Saturday Night Live. (Yes, that makes her yet another Michaels alum that graced the stage last night.) The buzz has been building around Peretti for a while now, first with Vanity Fair's 2013 Comedy Issue and Time's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. And, we can say that her Twitter is among the funniest we've encountered.
Peretti, we're officially watching you. Also, can we have your hair?