Why I Love 'SNL': Carrie Brownstein, Broad City, Albert Brooks Sound Off

Comedians from Lena Dunham to Wyatt Cenac weigh in on their favorite sketches and cast members

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Lena Dunham on Tina Fey
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Lena Dunham on Tina Fey

The first time I saw Tina Fey do "Weekend Update," I remember thinking that it felt like a feminist revolution, all these incredibly funny women on SNL — Tina, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph. Tina's a humanist and a skeptic, and it was a relief to see her comment on current events at the end of the week. She represented a smarter, more informed version of everyone’s perspective — especially during the Bush administration. Then, when she came back and did Sarah Palin, that was more than just comedy. That was public service.