1. She’s the reason to watch Saturday Night Live again
She’s a whirlin’ dervish of fresh air, breathin’ new vitality into SNL, which – just between me and you and Joey Blabbers behind the bar – has been on life support the last few seasons. McKinnon runs circles around the rest of the cast. Don’t get me started on that Mooney kid. Somebody tell him Steven Tyler doesn’t sound like Chris Kattan’s David Lee Roth impression! Speaking of of those…
2. Kate’s a chameleon
The list of uncanny celebrity impressions Kate does is longer than the rest of the SNL cast combined. Kate kills it consistently with her Hillary Clinton, Iggy Azalea, and her impish pisstake on Justin Bieber. Word on the street is Biebs lost twenty large tryin’ to pick out which one was him.
3. Boy, can she make with the faces
Her metamorphic mug and Looney-Tunes delivery makes the most manic Jim Carey performance seem understated. When it comes to ridiculously over-the-top facial expressions, hands down, Kate would give Carrey a run for his money.
4. Her comedy chops have made her the talk of the town
I ain’t tellin’ tales outta school when I say that Paul Feig, director of the new Ghostbusters and personal fan of mine, chose Kate first, then built the cast around her. Every scene she’s in – which is just about all of ’em – Kate steals it like a boss.
5. There ain’t a gal who can do glamorous gloriously goofy weirdo like her
Kate’s a fine feline kitten kind of moxie that can turn on a dime. Before you know it, you got the same mad McKinnon crush like the rest of us. That kind of stealth meltin’ hearts makes Kate the kind of gal you jump at the chance to do the town with, but better bring bail money.
Kate McKinnon in the role of Ace Ventura? Like a glove.