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Aidy Bryant’s Made It Big on Saturday Night Live, But Phoenix Still Feels Like Home


On a warm Wednesday night in June, a hip, young crowd formed a long line along 26th Street in Manhattan. They laughed among themselves, eyed the number of people in front of them, and clutched their blue ticket stubs to AIDY/TAMI/SPO, a sold-out three-woman show at Upright Citizens Brigade.

Billed as a performance by “three improvisers that you will either want to fuck, marry, or kill by the end of the show,” AIDY/TAMI/SPO was an hourlong showcase by three improv greats, including Tami Sagher, Shannon O’Neill, and Aidy Bryant.

As the three entered the packed underground theater through two doors on stage, the crowd cheered and an excited (but failed) whisper reached the middle of the crowd: “She’s on SNL!”

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Published: Phoenix New Times, October 2014

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