Happy Birthday today, September 16, to two members of the “League of Extraordinarily Funny Women...” (*) !
We’re talking about comic geniuses who breathed life into Saturday Night Live’s bespectacled schoolgirl “Mary Katherine Gallagher” and “Hillary Clinton” characters – Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler, respectively.
Shannon, a Shaker Heights, Ohio, native, turns 55 today. (**) Among her characters is the head-strong student-in-uniform, Mary Katherine Gallagher, who desperately craves attention while wreaking havoc in the process. At the end of her predictable debacles, Mary Katherine basks in the moment, claiming personal victory with arms held high, fingers pointing skyward and exclaiming “Superstar!” to bemused onlookers.