How Female Hosts Are Making SNL’s Season Memorable


Anna Faris, Zooey Deschanel, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Maya Rudolph: this article makes a good case for why this season of SNL has been so “unusually rich in funny, provocative female-focused moments.” Amazing recent female performances in movies and TV translates into comedically stronger female hosts, which means sketches that don’t just feature that host as a straight man or “hot girl.” Time to chalk “better SNL episodes” up on our gigantic list of reasons to keep making funny movies about women, right?