Top Stars Talk Funny Business in ‘Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians’

Top female stars reflect on the “secret weapon” of being funny, their path to fame and their heroes in “Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians,” which premiered Monday on Lifetime.The special featured interviews with Michaela Coel, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph and Sofia Vergara, who were celebrated in the May 5 Power of Women edition of Variety.

Tina Fey also paid tribute to the late “Saturday Night Live” icon Gilda Radner as part of the Lifetime special.McKinnon, who started on “Saturday Night Live” in 2012, said she considers “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels to be one of her comedy heroes and dreamed of being on the show as a kid.“I memorized and I transcribed a lot of the sketches,” McKinnon told friend and “SNL” castmate Aidy Bryant in an interview.

“Watching good nights at the end of the show, I was like, ‘I have to be there.

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