These Six Women Writers Thanked Hillary Clinton On Fallon

Wednesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon reprised its popular "Thank You Note" series with a twist. A few of the women writers on the show emerged from behind the scenes for the segment — Jasmine Pierce, Taryn Englehart, Caroline Eppright, Becky Kraus, Albertina Rizzo, Jo Firestone, and Marina Cockenberg each penned thank you notes to Hillary Clinton.

As a finale segment, Miley Cyrus appeared with her own note. (Cyrus is the resident musical act on Jimmy Fallon all week.) Normally, the segments focus is cheeky endorsements — "Thank you, adults with backpacks, for looking like middle schoolers" — but these were not. Each writer presented genuine thanks. Some gave thanks for healthcare, others for Clinton's resilience before, during, and after the 2016 election.

"Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for handling this transition with more grace than I ever could have imagined," writer Jasmine Pierce read aloud.

One writer promised to bring Hillary Clinton ice cream when she needs it. Another made a joke at Trump's expense. Miley Cyrus appears, breaks into tears and asks Clinton for a hug afterward.

Ahead, get to know the women writers who appeared on the show last night, and watch the thank you notes segment that aired Wednesday night.

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Taryn Englehart

A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Englehart writes and performs in the two-person sketch team We're So Sorry. She's also written extensively for Reductress — she was formerly a staff writer and is now an editor-at-large — and writes for the Maude sketch team Pretty Boys at UCB.
Jasmine Pierce

Also a staff writer for Reductress, Pierce is also a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Most recently, Pierce wrote a segment for Fallon that featured Ben Stiller's inner monologue.
Jo Firestone

A NYC-based stand up comedian, Firestone debuted her first Comedy Central half-hour special only a week ago. On The Tonight Show, Firestone performs as Betsy Devos.
Marina Cockenberg

The director of digital for the show, Cockenberg was named one of Forbe's 30 Under 30 in marketing and advertising in 2017. She formerly worked at CollegeHumor.
Caroline Eppright

Eppright started as a writer's assistant for The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2009. Now a staff writer for the show, she appeared on a panel about the show for the Writer Guild of America in 2016. There, she talked about the protection that comes with writing for Fallon's monologue each day, as per Variety.

If a joke doesn't land, Eppright said, "You can just sink into your seat and no one knows you wrote it but you and God."
Becky Kraus

Kraus is best known for her man-on-the-street segments called "Common Ground," during which she tries to find common ground between conservatives and liberals with questions like, "What's your favorite: day or night?"
Albertina Rizzo

Rizzo, who has worked for Fallon since 2012, was named one of Brooklyn's 50 funniest people in 2016. She's been a contributing writer for both monologues and sketches on the show. In 2011, Rizzo and fellow comedian Kurt Braunohler operated an advice column for Vice titled "Hot Dog and the Lady Bun."
Watch the full segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
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