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December 22, 2013

Kate McKinnon plays an amped up Billie Jean King ready to take on Russia at the Winter Games

Saturday Night Live took time to notice the US delegation that will be at the Sochi Winter Games this February.

A segment of the show's Weekend Update included comic Kate McKinnon impersonating a very excited Billie Jean King.

April 25, 2013

Tells her showbiz idol: 'It’s like I’ve met Jesus'

Kate McKinnon, the Saturday Night Live cast member who has made her Ellen DeGeneres impersonation one of her most popular characters on the show, transformed herself while guesting on her idol's daytime show this week.

McKinnon, who like DeGeneres is a lesbian comedienne, appears in the first segment chatting with the host about how she always looked up to her.

'It's been such a journey,' she said. 'I'm trying not to cry because I have loved you my whole life and have just wanted to meet you so badly.'

April 25, 2013

Tells her showbiz idol: 'It’s like I’ve met Jesus'

Kate McKinnon, the Saturday Night Live cast member who has made her Ellen DeGeneres impersonation one of her most popular characters on the show, transformed herself while guesting on her idol's daytime show this week.

McKinnon, who like DeGeneres is a lesbian comedienne, appears in the first segment chatting with the host about how she always looked up to her.

'It's been such a journey,' she said. 'I'm trying not to cry because I have loved you my whole life and have just wanted to meet you so badly.'

January 22, 2013

Golden Globes speech comedy gold for lesbian cast member

She's already nailed an impersonation of Ellen DeGeneres so Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon tackled another famous lesbian during the show's most recent episode: Jodie Foster.

McKinnon, who is lesbian herself, mimed comedy gold out of Foster's Golden Globe Awards speech where she first came out as 'single' then kind of came out publicly in a roundabout way without ever saying the words 'lesbian' or 'gay.'

'I am ga… ame for anything,' McKinnon teases in Foster fashion. 'I’m officially a Les… lie Nielsen fan.'

January 22, 2013

Golden Globes speech comedy gold for lesbian cast member

She's already nailed an impersonation of Ellen DeGeneres so Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon tackled another famous lesbian during the show's most recent episode: Jodie Foster.

McKinnon, who is lesbian herself, mimed comedy gold out of Foster's Golden Globe Awards speech where she first came out as 'single' then kind of came out publicly in a roundabout way without ever saying the words 'lesbian' or 'gay.'

'I am ga… ame for anything,' McKinnon teases in Foster fashion. 'I’m officially a Les… lie Nielsen fan.'

December 20, 2012

Made splash with impersonations of Ann Romney and Ellen DeGeneres

Kate McKinnon didn't waste any time making her mark as a new cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Her dead-on impersonations of Ann Romney and Ellen DeGeneres are among her standout characters and the buzz she has created has resulted in McKinnon landing at the top of Forbes Magazine's annual Hollywood list of 30 people under the age of 30.

December 20, 2012

Made splash with impersonations of Ann Romney and Ellen DeGeneres

Kate McKinnon didn't waste any time making her mark as a new cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Her dead-on impersonations of Ann Romney and Ellen DeGeneres are among her standout characters and the buzz she has created has resulted in McKinnon landing at the top of Forbes Magazine's annual Hollywood list of 30 people under the age of 30.

November 19, 2012

Says Ellen: 'I’m going to invite her to LA because I want her to go to Thanksgiving for me'

New Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon is clearly a standout and is helping to fill the void left by Kristin Wiig who departed at the end of last season.

McKinnon, who is also a lesbian, nailed an impersonation of Ellen DeGeneres that is getting raves - including DeGeneres herself.

'She’s really funny,' DeGeneres told viewers on her daytime show as she showed clips of McKinnon as her.

'I’m going to invite her to LA because I want her to go to Thanksgiving for me,' she joked.

March 29, 2012

Kate McKinnon in the running to become a regular on NBC late night staple

With Kristin Wiig uncertain about whether she will be returning to Saturday Night Live next season, the show is finding some reinforcements including lesbian comedienne Kate McKinnon who makes her debut this week.

It's been more than 25 years since a lesbian has been cast on SNL. The late Danitra Vance was a regular during the 1985-86 season.

March 29, 2012

Kate McKinnon in the running to become a regular on NBC late night staple

With Kristin Wiig uncertain about whether she will be returning to Saturday Night Live next season, the show is finding some reinforcements including lesbian comedienne Kate McKinnon who makes her debut this week.

It's been more than 25 years since a lesbian has been cast on SNL. The late Danitra Vance was a regular during the 1985-86 season.