Saturday Night Live is known for establishing a platform for comedians such as Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and etc. Each person comes on to that stage, gives years of their best impressions, and leaves a star. Those comedians become recognized for their skits and characters, making it harder for fans to say goodbye knowing that no one else could do what they do on the show.
Aidy Bryant is no less a star than those previous to her. Her success has led her to recently co-write and star in her very own show, Shrill, which will debut on Hulu on March 15. Usually, when an SNL member gets an opportunity like this, they leave the show. However, Aidy, who has been on the live telecast since 2012, wants to stay.
“I think I’ll definitely go back next season,” said Bryant about the 2019-20 season. “I’m going to take it as it comes. Especially being at SNL, I’ve really learned to not plan ahead, but being in the moment. But I know I would be incredibly sad if this was my last season and I’m not ready to go.”
Even if Bryant does end up leaving, she still has the support and involvement of her SNL family. Lorne Michaels is serving as executive producer for Aidy’s show.
“That was huge for me to ask him to be involved,” Bryant said. “He’s been involved in everything I’ve ever done. I feel so comfortable going to him for help and guidance. To have him involved in this was huge for me because I feel like every time we got into a jam, I could call him and he would talk me down a little bit or be outside of it enough that he’d have some clarity that maybe I didn’t get as each episode was two inches from my face.”
Watch the trailer for Shrill below.
Whether Aidy leaves or not, her legacy will forever be etched into SNL history.