SNL’s Kate McKinnon Nails Ellen DeGeneres Impression

We have to admit, we were pretty bummed when Kristen Wiig left Saturday Night Live at the end of last season to pursue other projects.

With the success of Bridesmaids, we figured it was inevitable, but she set the bar so high that we were worried the show would take a hit following her departure.

A whole crop of newbies are now tasked with filling her big shoes and one in particular is rising to the challege…Kate McKinnon!

She is SNL’s very first openly lesbian cast member and honed her improvisational skills at NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade.

This past weekend, Kate did an uncanny impression of Ellen DeGeneres. Seriously, everything from the voice, her mannerisms, and dance moves were perfect!

In fact, it was Ellen-approved:

Heres what we want to know…how long until Ellen books Kate to appear on her show as Ellen? We’re taking bets now!

Also, shout out to host Anne Hathaway, who pulls off a spot-on Katie Holmes…who knew she had it in her?


  • Who is your favorite new castmember on SNL? Do you think they will be as successful as Kristen Wiig? Sound off in the comments section!

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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