At this point, even if you’re not watching Saturday Night Live every week, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Kate McKinnon. With spot-on impressions ranging from Justin Bieber to Angela Merkel and characters that run the gamut from a despair-ridden Russian woman to that lady in the bar who’ll take anyone at last call, she’s made her mark as one of the show’s brightest stars, earning an Emmy nomination last year and, most recently, joining the cast of director Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters film. So, basically, she’s a comedy superstar, and if you like to laugh you should be paying attention.
This week McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne launched Notary Publix, a new webseries for IFC.com and Above Average about a pair of notaries and their personal and professional struggles. McKinnon and Lynne star as both the notaries and the fictional actresses who play them on the show, and McKinnon’s SNL bestie Aidy Bryant appears as the pair’s devious nemesis, Erin Oatmeal.
The first episode is full of big hair, big acting, and big laughs, and fellow SNL stars Beck Bennett, Jay Pharoah, and writer Paula Pell are set to show up in future episodes. Check out the debut of the series, and get set each of the six episodes to drop every other Tuesday.