really painted quite the caricature of an Upper East Side housewife. What went
into creating Brooke?Abby Elliott:
is a total b***h. She’s a horrible person and that’s pretty apparent on the page.
When I read it, I thought it was so funny -- it made me laugh. I wanted to bring
her to laugh and make her appear vulnerable even though she’s such a type-A
person and has it all together.
Given that this show
is on Bravo, did you draw any inspiration from Real Housewives?
I look for inspiration from people from high school, people
that I’ve met throughout the years. I sort of channeled all of them into
Brooke. Yeah, but you know, I think Brooke herself would never be a Real
Housewife. She would make a great! But she considers herself above that.
You appeared on the
first two seasons of Inside Amy Schumer.
What was it like working with Amy?
Working with Amy was so thrilling. To see her go from not
being sure if the show was going to be picked up to being a huge superstar was
really inspiring. She’s somebody who, throughout the years, has been so
supportive of women in comedy. She doesn’t just say it, she actually is and
helps people along and wants to do as much as she can for other women. She’s such
a pioneer. I can’t say enough good things about her.
Given that this was Saturday Night Live’s 40th year, did you
take the time to look back at all and reflect on your time on the show?
Yeah, it’s an institution. I look back at my time fondly. I’m
so glad that I went through it, but I’m also really glad it’s over. I look back
on it like my college and my training grounds. I met a lot of wonderful people
and learned so much. And I’m really proud of the work that I did there.
Are there any
impressions that people still like to bring up?
Jill Kargman -- when I first joined Odd Mom Out --
said that they all watched Meryl Streep on Ice
impression that I did, which made me really happy.
Speaking of Odd Mom
Out, watch an exclusive clip of Brooke showing Jill how to scout for a new
nanny from tonight’s episode, “Staffing Up.”