So, naturally, I decided to prove him wrong. This proved to be very easy.
(This list is in no particular order.)
is an American actress, director, writer, producer, voice artist, and comedian. She, alongside Tina Fey, starred on Saturday Night Live from 2001-2008. There, she co-hosted Weekend Update, also alongside Tina Fey. She is most well-known for her leading role as Leslie Knope in the Emmy Award-winning sitcom, Parks and Recreation, from 2009-2015. (Love that show. My mom and I watch it secretly at 1 A.M. when we can't sleep). Most recently, she starred as Joy in the blockbuster hit of 2015, Inside Out, about the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, as she moved with her family to San Francisco. Her many award nominations (and wins!) include fifteen Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, one Golden Globe win, and a Writer's Guild of America Award.
"There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do." -Amy Poehler
is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. *Emphasis on comedian.* She starred in the famous New York comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006. There, she created and starred in various skits, most notably the ones concerning Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton (played by Amy Poehler) and "their inability to agree on anything"-NBC. Many teenage girls (i.e. me) know her as the writer and co-star of Mean Girls (2004), a movie repeatedly quoted by adolescent females everywhere. Finally, just in case one needs more proof that she is a funny (and beautiful- I mean, look at that photo. [Not that it matters.]) woman, she has won eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards.
"Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion." -Tina Fey
was an American actress and comedian. She is most well-known for starring in the first ever season of Saturday Night Live from 1975-1980. While working as a cast member there, she created and performed as many noteable characters, most famously Roseanne Roseannadanna (which my computer politely autocorrected for me) and Emily Litella, both on Weekend Update with Jane Curtin and Chevy Chase. She also performed in various skits as "Baba Wawa", a parody of Barbara Walters. (Here's a secret: my mom was her backstage dresser at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 1977 during a summer internship. How cool is that?) In 1979, she starred in a very successful one-woman show entitled Gilda Radner- Live from New York. She also starred in many movies, including Haunted Honeymoon (1986), Movers & Shakers (1985), and Gilda Live (1980). She, of course, won an Emmy Award in 1977, and a Grammy Award in 1990. Oh, and she's my favorite comedian ever.
"I can always be distracted by love, but eventually, I get horny for my creativity." -Gilda Radner
is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She is most well-known for her role on Saturday Night Live (basically all these women are, but that's cool so it doesn't matter) from 2005-2012. There, she wrote and performed as many hilarious characters, such as Penelope (my sister does the most incredible impression of this), The Target Lady, and Gilly. She has also starred in various movies, including the well-loved but slightly disgusting Bridesmaids (2011), Despicable Me (2011) and Despicable Me 2 (2013), and The Skeleton Twins (2014), alongside former SNL co-star, Bill Hader. She has received seven Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination for Bridesmaids, and an Academy Award nomination, also for Bridesmaids.
"Walk loud and proud, and have your boobs up to the clouds." -Kristen Wiig