Aidy Bryant Explains the Wardrobe Mishap That Made Her Break Character on SNL

Aidy Bryant Explains the Wardrobe Mishap That Made Her Break Character on SNL

-Welcome back to the show, pal. You have a new “SNL”
is it next Saturday? -Yeah, next week, we’re back.
-The 25th, with Adam Driver
and is it Halsey? -Halsey.
-Oh, I love that. -Yeah. You know it. -You know it’s going to be good.
Come on. You’ve had a great season
this season. -Oh, thanks. -I actually —
I was just thinking about you because we were doing our sketch
right there, me and Robert. And I lost it a little bit. But —
-Oh, yeah. -Just a little bit.
-A little? -Just a little.
Just a tiny bit, yeah. But you —
you lost a little bit this — Do you know
what I’m talking about? -Yeah, I had I would call
my worse break of my lifetime. -I don’t ever really —
I don’t really see you break. -I really try not to. -Yeah.
-Like, ’cause it scares me. But this was — You know, it was
kind of like a political sketch. And I was fully
the straight man, had not a punch line
in the bunch. And — -Who was the host? -It was Woody Harrelson.
-Oh, yeah, that’s right. -And it was the first show
of the season. And basically,
we were doing this sketch where it was like flashbacks
to old clips. -Yep. -But instead of playing actual
clips, we would do it live. So they would play
a little package. We would change our jackets, change our hair, like,
as fast as we could. And our dressers
would come in and change us. And basically there were so many
changes between dress and air that my dresser walked in
while the camera was on me. And I was, like,
looking in the monitor being like, “That’s Audrey. [ Laughter ] Audrey’s on camera.” And, I mean,
but I could also feel her there. And I heard someone yell, “No!” [ Laughter ] And then basically,
it cut back — We had a quick change.
It cut back to me. And I knew that I had, like, the
straightest, most serious line that was like
“the moral arc of justice.” -Yeah.
-And I was like, “Cool, I have to get through
this serious-ass line, knowing that my dresser Audrey
was just onscreen.” -And the crowd was all
going nuts. So — -It — Yeah. -When that happens, though,
the audience — Everyone starts laughing.
They’re — ‘Cause they’re seeing it live.
It’s actually happening on TV. And the place gets hot. -Yes, and also, I think,
like, Cecily was next to me, and Kenan was next to me. And they both knew
I had this line that I had been struggling with
in rehearsal. And then it was like, “Okay,
now it’s time to say it again.” I mean, you could see. -Well, I want to show everyone
a clip. -Okay.
-It’s just worth seeing. Here is Aidy Bryant
breaking on “SNL.” Watch this. -It feels like a real turning
point in the Trump candidacy. -Mm-hmm.
-No, its — -He gon’ win.
[ Laughter ] ♪♪ [ Laughter continues ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Wow, Mr. Maddox, I’ll admit that you were
onto something back then. [ Laughter ] I believe — [ Laughter ] I believe that the arc of — [ Laughter ] No. I believe that
the arc of the whole universe is long. But it bends towards justice. [ Laughter,
cheers and applause ] -Yeah.
-Gone. -Not good.
-Gone. Out.
-Couldn’t get it back. -Who’s laugh was behind you
making you laugh more? -Cecily was just —
knew she wasn’t on camera and was fully looking at me
going, like, “Ha, ha, ha.” -Kind of, like,
that close to your face. -Yes, absolutely.
-That’s the best part. I love that, when you’re
off-camera and you can laugh. And you’re like,
“Oh, it’s just torture, man.” Well, we love you on there. But I got to say
“Shrill” is fantastic, as well. -Oh, thank you. -Congrats on that. Season 2 — [ Cheers and applause ] Season 2 is available,
is it next week? -Yeah, January 24th. -The whole season. -Eight episodes, all at once. Boom.
-Wow. So I don’t know how you
have the time to do all this. -I got problems. -Yeah, no, yeah.
-Yeah. It’s — I’m tired. -But you — It’s a great show. And you said
in some interview I was reading that you wish
there were shows like this when you were growing up. -Yeah, it fully is, like, the show I dreamed
of seeing as a young girl, to see, like, a fat lead kind of living her damn life,
having some sex and — You know? I mean,
just that she has a full life that’s fully dynamic.
-Yeah. -And that she’s sort of past the
point of hating herself anymore. And she’s trying to get on
with her dreams, you know? -Who — That’s fantastic.
[ Cheers and applause ] It’s very great. Did you — Is this your idea?
Did you come up with this? -No, it’s based on a book
by Lindy West called “Shrill.” And it’s her memoir.
And so we kind of used that as like a road map
for the first season. And the second season is kind of
not using it as a road map. And it’s kind of
exploring new stuff. But it’s really fun.
-It’s really, really funny. I want to show everyone a clip.
Here’s Aidy Bryant in the new season of “Shrill.”
Take a look. -What are the chuckles about,
chuckle maniac? -Oh, um, my — my boyfriend
is meeting my parents tonight for the first time, so… -Ooh, that’s a big deal. Are you freaking? -I mean, my dad’s met him,
but my mom hasn’t. And she can be extremely
judgmental, so… -I remember when my mom
met my boyfriend. And now he’s my stepdad. -God.
[ Laughter ] I’m sorry. -It’s not so bad. He’s a good guy. I took his last name. -Is he the guy who always
picks you up from here? -Yeah. Cute, right? ♪♪ -Come on. Come on.
[ Cheers and applause ] One-two punch,
you and Jo Firestone. Aidy Bryant, everybody!


  1. talking about adam driver:
    i love him so so much and i’ve been counting down til next Saturday(when he hosts) but anyway, everyone knows i love him so my math teacher put a bunch of pictures of him all over are algebra notes. it was amazing.

  2. As a fellow Audrey, I feel this so hard, haha. The realization dawning on her face and her bolting off right stage, haha! It's okay Audrey!

  3. That break was hysterical. I remember when it aired and wondering what went wrong, lol.

    Also, I cannot WAIT for the new season of Shrill!!!! ❤️👏🏻

  4. She breaks a little when she plays the Hen with Ryan Gosling it’s Hilarious if you haven’t seen it, you need to

  5. She radiates such a powerful energy that I cannot fully describe in one word. 90% of the time she’s this ball of pure and utter JOY, but then there’s also this essence of….I don’t even know….wisdom, I think? Like, I feel as if you could sit down with her and she could give you advice that could change your life, all while casually drinking some coffee. But then there’s also a bit of dark and powerful elder fairytale witch that lures men in with her beauty then eats them alive. I love her so much, and I wish I could be half as awesome as she is lol

  6. The breaks make the show fun. I feel that its ok to have those moments. Look at Whose Line? They break ALL the time snd its edited lol

  7. It is so hard not to laugh when other people are also trying hard not to laugh. You hear that snort coming from someone trying to hold it in is too much ! Lol

  8. All I can think about is weather or not Audrey got in trouble. I really hope she didn't, cause what happened was so funny.

  9. Listen I think she fully would have been able to get back into it but you can tell that everytime Cecily is laughing Aidy breaks even further 🤣🤣

  10. She’s phenomenal on SNL and on Shrill.

    If it wasn’t for Aidy, Kate, and Keenan, I doubt I’d still be able to watch SNL.

  11. Huh? This lady is always breaking character and busting out laughing, much like Fallon used to when he was on SNL, so apparently it doesn't take much for it to happen. Personally, I find it annoying when these cast members can't keep it together doing a silly sketch that isn't that funny to begin with. I miss the days where Dana Carvey would coach Adam Sandler to stay in character (Pepper Boy) when he was about to bust out laughing (from Farley).

  12. Breaking on SNL is so common nowadays it's like breathing. You have to go to the pre-Fallon days (i.e. The Chippendales sketch) to find anything like professional acting.

  13. I love the skit where her arms are in a cast and she breaks when her hubby (Seth Rogen) causes a wardrobe malfunction. Hilarious 😂

  14. "I remember when my mom met my boyfriend… Now he's my stepdad" hold up wait I was not expecting that one 👀😂

  15. Im a fan of Aidy. Her comedy is cute but very aware. Her series in Hulu, Shrill, it’s so good. She is genuinely funny. Even though she touches on social bs, she never comes across as preachy.

  16. I remember watching that sketch when it originally aired and I was on the floor laughing (literally!). It was so funny!!! And also quite true! Keenan was amazing and I always adored Aidy and this sketch made me love her even more! 😂😂😂

    Ps: For those wanting to see it, here is the link.

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