Gurl Talk: Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa BayerYou know Vanessa Bayer, the hilarious new cast member on Saturday Night Live who does the spot on Miley Cyrus? Yeah? Well, I do too! She’s one of my best friends. And in the words of Miley, yeah, it’s pretty cool.

In addition to joining SNL last season and being my longtime bestie, Vanessa’s illustrious resume includes awesome karaoke skills, a ton of knowledge about really terrible bridal television and intense levels of enthusiasm for serve yourself frozen yogurt places. (I know. You want her to be your BFF too, right? Back off! She’s taken!)

Vanessa’s a busy chickadee recently—killing it on SNL like she does takes time!—so, I was super stoked when she had a minute to sit down with Gurl to answer our Big Gurl Ten. 

Gurl: What’s your worst date story?

Vanessa: I don’t have any great ones, but when I am asked this question I usually talk about this ridiculous date that my friend Julie went on, where they were in kayaks and… oh wait, I think she already put it on this website. (Author’s note: Don’t you hate when your famous friend steals your stories?!)

Gurl: If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Vanessa Bayer

Drinking M&Ms from a champagne flute. Obvs.

Vanessa: If I’m not worrying about long-term digestion repercussions, I think it would probably be macaroni and cheese. Talking about digestion makes me look weird on this website, right?

Gurl: Whose phone number do you wish you had?

Vanessa: Laura Mercier, because I love her makeup. I hope she reads this and gives me free makeup.

Gurl: What’s something you’ve always wanted that you’ve never gotten?

Vanessa: To go to space camp! And, if we’re being real, to go to space. I’m pretty into space.

Gurl: What’s your secret nickname?

Vanessa: Sometimes I go by Veronica if I don’t want to use my real name when ordering cookies at 2 AM. But I think they’ve figured it out…

Gurl: What’s the guiltiest pleasure on your iPod?

Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa looking gorg. Me looking duck facey.

Vanessa: Words with Friends is on my phone and it’s taking over my life.

Gurl: Best advice you ever got?

Vanessa: Be yourself!

Gurl: Favorite bargain purchase?

Vanessa: I used to wash off my eye makeup with baby shampoo, but now I use jojoba oil. Either way I’m saving money on eye makeup remover, right?

Gurl: Instant pick me up?

Vanessa: Belting out cheesy nineties songs. Something about those nineties lyrics really picks you up.

Gurl: Describe the high school you in 3 words.

Vanessa: Silly, determined, brave

 I’m obviously biased, but how awesome is Vanessa? Do you watch SNL? What’s your favorite comedy? Tell us in the comments

And check out one of our all time favorite SNL skits here! 


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  • Yuriy Kleyner

    Vanessa’s infectiously cheery smile and awesome sketch work make me want to give her a big hug and at least tell her how much I enjoy her stuff on the show. She does make SNL feel like a big fun (dancing) party that you are invited to.

  • TroyMc

    Vanessa is the best thing on SNL; funny, great characters and very beautiful.

  • ilovepeeta

    I’m a H.U.G.E fan of SNL. My dream job would be to be on SNL:) I’m an improv actress so the improve skits are my favorite. This was a great article because I always see interviews with Kirsten Wiig and Bill Hadst, don’t get me wrong I love them, but its refreshing to here a interview with Vanessa.

  • dav

    Vanessa is absolutely awesome! That skit where she played the kid theater actress is my favorite. It was dead-on. I wish she would do it again.