Just for funzies: Kristen Wiig’s last SNL episode

Whether you loved or hated Bridesmaids, Indisputable Feminist Wisdom posits that Kristen Wiig is the best ever. She’s smart, funny as hell, and not afraid to shy away from real conversations about what it’s like to be a woman in what can be a truly– let’s face it– sexist a$$ industry. Haliegh Collins over on Policy Mic even goes so far as to call Wiig a “feminist icon”, noting that “In a sexist industry, Kristen Wiig has succeeded not just as another funny, silly actress, but as a personable and witty writer,” and posting a video of her talking about sexism in the movie business in response to being asked if she’s a feminist. It seems we’re not the only ones who are fans of this badass feminist comedienne: this weekend marked her final SNL episode as she continues to broaden the scope of her career and move onto bigger and more awesome opportunities. The final episode was really touching and showed just how much everyone on the cast respects and admires Wiig’s powerhouse brand of comedy! Just for funzies cause it’s Wednesday, check out Wiig’s send off below.

(The best source I’ve found for transcripts for this episode is here, though only one sketch has been transcribed so far).

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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