Aidy Bryant Shares an Emo Self-Portrait from High School


-I want to congratulate you. I know I’ve talked to you
a little, but I don’t think you’ve been
here since “Shrill” came out. -It’s true.
-It’s just a fantastic show. -Oh.
-And you have a second season. And you’re gonna film it out
in Portland this summer, right? -Yes, I damn am.
-[ Laughs ] [ Cheers and applause ] And I know —
You know, it was so great because obviously you have
a show like that. And it is very much your show. You are driving the show. I know you have a hand
in creating the show. And when you do press about it,
it must be different than when you get
interviewed about “SNL” because it is a far
more personal show. -Totally, yeah. I mean, the show is about, like, a woman finding
her self-confidence and hating her body and deciding
to stop hating herself. And so, you know, like, “SNL,”
they’re like, “What’s it like
in the wacky wigs?” And then when I do
press about “Shrill,” the questions are like, “So you’ve hated yourself
for many years.” [ Laughter ] And I’m like, “Yeah!”
[ Laughter ] And it’s — There’s nothing
like back-to-back digging in with people being like, “So,
must be tough to wear T-shirts.” [ Laughter ] I’m like, “Yeah, I guess.” [ Laughter ] -Your husband, Conner,
who’s a wonderful guy, who I’ve known for a long time,
and your family, did they have a different
experience watching the show versus watching you on “SNL”? -Yeah. I think they were
weirdly more nervous for it because it is so much more
personal and it is, like, you know, a little bit — There’s —
Parts of my life are in there. And I think for them
it was a lot to take because there’s, like,
some sex scenes. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -You know? Yeah, if you want to see my ass,
check it out. [ Cheers and applause ] -That’s a resounding “yes.” -That’s a — If you want it,
you’ve got it. [ Cheers and applause ] I do what I have to
to make money. -Yes.
[ Laughter ] This is all about money. This is not titillating for her.
It’s just about money. -Cash.
[ Laughter ] -The season finale is this week.
-Oh, yeah. -You’ve had a great season. And you did some impressions
this year, and you did one of Anne McClain,
who is a female astronaut. -Yes.
-And she tweeted. -From space!
-From space. From space she tweeted,
“I am still laughing about this, and, Aidy, your uniform
looks impeccable!” -I can’t handle it. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -Because, I mean,
it’s easily the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me. It means that she watched
the sketch in space. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -My face has been to space. [ Laughter ] Like — Yes. [ Cheers and applause ] It was the coolest thing. And she gave, like — In space
she gave an interview about it where they, like, asked — she’s floating in the air and
they’re like, “Did you like it?” And she was like, “It was
the laugh we needed this week.” [ Laughter ] And I was like, “Are you telling
me I’m helping the astronauts?” [ Laughter ]
It touched me so — It was easily the coolest thing
that’s ever happened to me. -That is fantastic.
-Yeah. -I am a little sad
that Twitter made it to space. -Yeah.
-You know, just in general. -And I hear you. -Yeah, I feel like it is a virus that I hoped we could
contain on our planet. [ Laughter ] -I know.
-It’s spreading. -You’re right.
-It’s spreading to the — -Yeah.
[ Applause ] -Meghan McCain was on the show. You did a Meghan McCain
impression this year, and she was here and she was talking about
how she enjoyed that. You guys have
a crazy connection. -Yeah, it’s really —
We’re both Arizona women. That is true. And we weirdly — We also
went to the same high school. -Yeah. -And so I watched her
on your show. And in it she’s like, “Yeah, you know, Aidy and I
went to the same high school.” And she, like, shouts out
our high school, and is like, “Whoop, whoop!
Yeah, Xavier College Prep!” And I definitely was like, “Oh, man, we had different
experiences of high school.” [ Laughter ] Like, I was like, “For her,
it was a ‘whoop, whoop!'” [ Laughter ] And for me it was
the darkest opposite. [ Laughter ] And I really was like,
“Oh, okay, okay.” Like, I’ll tell you,
I recently found a self-portrait that I drew in class of myself
in high school. I think you have it.
-Yeah. -But just to warn you before you
show it, it’s incredibly scary. [ Laughter ]
Okay? But I think it’s fun to know
that, like, Meghan McCain in her mind,
high school is “Whoop, whoop!” And for me it’s this,
which is… [ Laughter ] This is — Okay.
[ Cheers and applause ] I think something that I love
about — It’s very subtle. -Yeah, yeah.
[ Laughter ] -And that’s —
My school had a uniform. So I’m wearing the uniform,
and I’m behind bars. [ Laughter ] And then I assume that’s
sort of blood on the walls? [ Laughter ] Or sort of red paint. -They were like, “Aidy, we got your submission
for the yearbook cover.” [ Laughter ] “And we are going to
go another way.” -And that is fair. I have to say it was,
like, 2005. It was kind of cool to be emo,
and I was living that very hard. [ Laughter ] Dipping my toe into goth. -I do think people that go,
“Woot, woo” are not the ones
who end up in comedy. So I do think that it makes
sense that you ended up being the version of
Meghan McCain that’s on “SNL.” -Yeah, absolutely, begging
people, in wigs, to like me. For sure.
[ Laughter ] -So we mentioned your husband,
Conner. You guys went to Italy.
-Yes. -This summer? -Well, yeah, this past summer. -This past summer and you — you went to a cheese factory,
I guess? What do you call it? -Absolutely, cheese factory. [ Laughter ] Yeah. Yeah, I mean, we went to
Italy which — they were like, “Oh, it’s the most romantic
place for a honeymoon. Oh, the romance.” And right away when we
got there, they were like, “There’s also a cheese factory.” [ Laughter ] And we were like,
“That’s for us.” [ Laughter ] And while we were there,
one of the women was like, “You need to slow down
eating the cheese.” [ Laughter ] “There’s such a long day. You must not eat
all this cheese.” But here’s —
I think this is a — We had to wear
full-body condoms to go… [ Laughter ] …into the cheese factory. But it’s the — Still to this
day, it’s guiding our marriage. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] And how does it work? I mean, is it just like —
they just are constantly, like, saying, “This is what this
cheese tastes like”? -Okay, well, it was only
one kind of cheese. [ Laughter ] It was Parmigiano-Reggiano. And it’s basically
you’re just watching men who are exhausted
and are working so hard. And you’re, like, watching them lift, like,
huge chunks of cheese. [ Laughter ] And then you kind of walk around
and taste it. And we still talk about it
probably once a week. -Wow.
[ Laughter ] That is outstanding.
Living the dream. -Abs– This is love. [ Laughter ] -It is so exciting that you’re
gonna do season two of “Shrill.” -Thank you. -And it is so great that
this week is the season finale. Another great year for you. Give it up, everybody.
Aidy Bryant.

100 Replies to “Aidy Bryant Shares an Emo Self-Portrait from High School”

  1. Her self portrait in high school compared to Meghan McCann's high school experience is hysterical!

  2. Yeah, from space…then santa showed up all the astro-nots binge watched last season of Snl, they are government officers they got nothing to do beside pretending on and off on camera

  3. I love everything she’s ever done! Definitely one of my favorite persons in entertainment 👏👏👏👏👏

  4. i like the concept of the show, but i seriously do not like her Acting in the show. I wish they had taken another actress .

  5. I am a Xavier Alumna 1978 and I wish you had as good a memory of Xavier as I do. I love your work Aidy and I am glad you are my Xavierite Sister.

  6. Parmigiano is the best, it doesn't taste like your parmisan because in english America the name isn't copyrighted, I wish you could all try it 😍

  7. Men who hate their bodies for many years: Die alone.
    Women who hate their bodies for many years: Have sex and get married.

  8. The more I watch these Seth Myers clips the more I'm getting to like him and the vibe of his show. It's not cynical which is refreshing but doesn't feel disingenuous.

  9. I want to watch Aidy and her husband have a dinner party with Seth and his wife, I think we would all die of laughter 🤣

  10. Andy’s real life persona srsly reminds me of Safiya Nygard’s. The same mid sentence early 20th century bourgeoisie madam inflections. Also I fcking love that dress. I’m mesmerized by her sleeves. Also, highlight be poppin.

  11. She is so comfortable with who she is and her body. Looking at her, I honestly dont even notice anything wrong at all. She is vivacious, funny, pretty face and witty. She is cool.

  12. QUESTION FOR THE AUDIENCE:

    since when did MORBID OBESITY become funny?

    someone get this girl a treadmill. the ghost of CHRIS FARLEY will thank her in the end!!!!

  13. Aidy: I have my own movie
    Me: Oh, could be funny, maybe I'll see that.
    Aidy: It's about a girl and her struggle with self esteem.
    Me: yea, gonna be a no for me dawg. hard pass on the chick flick drama.
    Aidy: There is some sex stuff."
    Me: …shut up and take my money.

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