As we always suspected, our favorite TV funny women are wiser than just their wisecracks. Some have insight to offer about feminism and otherwise being a woman. Some just have witty observations to share with the world. Either way, when it comes to these ladies, we’re always all ears.
On finding a best friend
When Playing House star Jessica St. Clair first saw her future costar, Lennon Parham, at Los Angeles’ Groundlings theater, she was confused about what another “nice girl” was doing there. It wasn’t until later that she actually talked to her and they became BFFs.
“I felt like I had known Lennon my whole life, I really did. Because I never thought I would find another woman like me. I had had a writing partner beforehand, Jason Mantzoukas, who’s one of my best friends from college, but I really wanted to write with a woman so that I could write about all of my girl best friendship things. When I found Lennon I was just like, ‘this is the person I wanna write with for the rest of my life.’” – Jessica St. Clair
Live life now
Amy Poehler is a bright bundle of sunshine, but when you get down to it, she has some seriously good advice for young women looking to make their way.
“Take your risks now. As you grow older you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on a treadmill and it wasn’t even on.” – Amy Poehler
Looking for a confirmation
We all need to feel like part of something. In Mindy Kaling’s case, she needs to feel like a part of someone else’s conversation.
“Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it — ‘Oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I’m writing’ — but it’s basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I’m at: Am I normal?” – Mindy Kaling
of Tina Fey
Not all of us knew about menstruation before it happened to us. Tina Fey did, but all signs from television told her what was happening was nothing to be alarmed about.
“I was 10. I had noticed something was weird earlier in the day, but I knew from commercials that one’s menstrual period was a blue liquid that you poured like laundry detergent onto maxi pads to test their absorbency. This wasn’t blue, so… I ignored it for a few hours.” – Tina Fey in her book, Bossypants
Celebs: They’re just like us!
We all know what it’s like to operate without that morning cup of coffee. And as it turns out, celebrities do too.
“In an ideal world no one would talk before 10 a.m. People would just hug because waking up is really hard.” – Zooey Deschanel
Preach it, girl.
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Not knowing limits
Girls shouldn’t feel limited simply because of their gender. We know this deep down, but when Kaitlin Olson of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is pummeled with “funny lady” interview questions, she looks back on her past.
“I trained at The Groundlings and was surrounded by some very funny women and also some very unfunny men. I didn’t feel a sense of things being different because I was a girl.” – Kaitlin Olson