• Jessi Klein livens up Saturday Night Live’s writers room

    Jessi KleinHere at Punchline Magazine, we have an insatiable crush on Jessi Klein. And who can blame us? She’s smart, funny (nay, hilarious!), and sexy in that girl-nerdy way that everyone and their Aunt Ester’s pet goldfish loves to love.

    That’s why we’re unbelievably stoked to hear about stand-up comedian and comedy scribe Klein being hired on mid-season to join the writing staff of Saturday Night Live. As the blog Jezebel points out, this also marks something of a turning point for women writers in late-night television circles – a notoriously slighted demographic that has struggled with acceptance since the Belushi-dominated boys club of the original SNL.

    Politics aside, it’s so refreshing to see someone as talented and unbelievably skilled at comedic-worthsmithing like Klein, who’s spent the better part of 2009 writing for and appearing on Michael and Michael Have Issues on Comedy Central, make the leap to sketch gold. Bravo, Jessi!

    Emma Kat Richardson

    Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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