Here's a list I mentally composed on the way back from the UPS store: ten talented comedic actresses who deserve to get more and better parts than they get now. I feel like I could watch these ladies scratch headlice and still be entertained.
- Judy Greer (the new Carol Kane)
- Amy Sedaris (self-imposed ugly funny)
- Maya Rudolph (underrated funny)
- Missi Pyle (creepy-happy funny)
- Cheri Oteri (unmatched energy funny)
- Sarah Silverman (cruder-than-a-racist-frat boy funny)
- Jennifer Elise Cox (pathetifunny)
- Regina Hall (Shake-a-spear funny)
- Christa Miller (girl-next-door funny)
- Carol Kane (the old Carol Kane)
ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: Notice that I didn't include Molly Shannon or Ana Gasteyer in the above disclaimer. Maybe it's just that the absence of "SNL" reruns has caused my love for them to wane somewhat, but I'm just not rooting for them like I would have a few years ago. I'm a wellwisher, in that I wish them no specific harm.
A THIRD DISCLAIMER: I realize just now that I never addressed my jealousy of Amy Poehler for taking my dream job: being Tina Fey’s co-anchor on "Weekend Update." Honestly, I’m happy for her. I feel like Seth Meyers could have done a decent job as well, but she’s really filled a void that Jimmy Fallon left when he stopped trying to memorize his lines three years ago. My only real complaint about the new Fey-Poehler anchorteam is that the jokes sometimes skew a little femme, which is okay but does open them up to lame "Weekend Cuntdate" jokes.