SNL’s Kate McKinnon Dances With Ellen, as Ellen

Kate McKinnon Ellen showKate McKinnon stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday to impersonate Ellen in costume for her audience.

McKinnon, who just quietly celebrated her one-year anniversary as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” fidgeted in her chair and mimicked her idol’s voice.

Earlier in the show, McKinnon told DeGeneres that she was a lifelong fan whose mother used to come up with schemes on how they could meet.

“I used to paint. I was an oil painter,” she disclosed. “And she would always say ‘If you would just paint a portrait of Ellen and send it to her, I’m sure that she would have you as a guest on the show.'”

SNL’s New Female Cast Member Is A First

According to various sites, Lorne Michaels has chosen a new lady to join the SNL ranks of Kristen Wiig, Vanessa Bayer, Abby Elliott and Nasim Pedrad.

Her name is Kate McKinnon and she has performed regularly with the improv goldmine, Upright Citizens Brigade and starred in The Big Gay Sketch Show and a webseries called Vag Magazine.

Michaels had been auditioning several women for the show but his favorite, McKinnon, will appear on the April 7th episode with Sofia Vergara and One Direction. (Josh Brolin and Gotye are coming up on April 14th)

Kate Mckinnon will be the first openly gay woman in its 37-year history and second openly gay person since Terry Sweeney, in season 10.

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