Julia Sweeney on “SNL,” “Work in Progress,” “Shrill”

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn : Julia Sweeney on “SNL,” “Work in Progress,” “Shrill” Image
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn : Julia Sweeney on “SNL,” “Work in Progress,” “Shrill” Image

Julia Sweeney on “SNL,” “Work in Progress,” “Shrill”

Maximum Fun’s Carrie Poppy (Oh No, Ross and Carrie!) interviews comic actor and writer Julia Sweeney! You probably saw Julia’s work on Saturday Night Live in the early ’90s alongside Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, and Chris Farley. These days, you can see her on Showtime’s Work in Progress. In it, she plays a fictionalized version of herself who has to answer for the damage done by one of her most well known SNL characters: Pat. You can also catch her on the Hulu comedy Shrill. Julia plays Vera, mother to main character Annie. The show talks a lot about body image issues – and how family, especially our parents can sometimes exacerbate those feelings. Carrie Poppy chats with Julia about her work on stage. Plus, her complicated relationship with SNL‘s Pat and how they fit into Work in Progress. We also get into the type of mother she is in real life in relation to her character on Shrill.