Up All Night Wisely Gives Us More Maya Rudolph


After realizing that they were sitting on a comedic goldmine (or having watched Bridesmaids blow up all over the world), Maya Rudolph’s character on this fall’s Up All Night has been changed from Christina Applegate’s publicist buddy to her diva boss. According to TVLine, Rudolph will now be “a larger-than-life talk show host, and Christina will play her producer,” in a move that seems particularly evocative of TGS With Tracy Jordan. Explained NBC’s Robert Greenblatt, “We decided to change the workplace all together, to give Maya a better platform to do her thing.” If her thing is a pitch-perfect mix of Oprah, Donatella Versace and Nuni Schoener like I think it will be, then count me in.