Kate McKinnon is having a moment. The Saturday Night Live star, who made a splash on the long-running sketch series when she joined in 2012, has been at the center of some of the show’s biggest viral hits this year.
One half of Dyke and Fats and one of the people who brought you the instant hit “(Do It on My) Twin Bed” and its follow up, “Dongs All Over the World,” McKinnon is on a roll.
And now, a rapid-fire conversation with Kate McKinnon on the American Comedy Awards red carpet about all your SNL favorites…
Dyke and Fats was one of the best things we have seen on SNL in a long time.
Thank you so much.
Any talk of bringing it back?
We have three shows left. I don’t know, I would love to bring it back, I don’t know.
It just latched on.
I can’t believe it. I didn’t know how it would go down, but I’m glad that people liked it.
Same thing with the all-girl music videos. They’ve been so funny.
Oh, thank you!
Do you have any more in the works?
We’ll try to figure out another one, yeah.
Once something goes viral, is there pressure in the writers’ room to try and top it?
There’s pressure just to stay awake and try something else.
Who’s your dream host?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I mean, come on!
What do you watch when you’re not working?
I watch the Food Network. Exclusively. I only watch the Food Network.
No Cooking Channel?
I don’t get the Cooking Channel, I only get the Food Network.
Favorite Food Network show?
I mean, Chopped! Anything.
We’re strangely into Restaurant: Impossible.
I LOVE Restaurant: Impossible. I watched two of those today.
The food is so diner-y when it starts.
Oh, it’s so good.
And then you know when Robert Irvine leaves; it’s going to go back to what it was.
He’s not teaching them anything.
Would you ever want to do that for a show or something? This is probably the worst question you’ve ever been asked.
I’m trying to think what I would be qualified to speak about, but no, nothing. People should just do what they do and work it out.