Audie Cornish on 'She's Funny' And The Rule Breakers of Comedy : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Audie Cornish sits down with Sam Sanders to discuss her She's Funny series: conversations with female comedians Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jenny Slate and others. In a series of vignettes, Audie and Sam discuss how these women charged forward in their careers and what risks they've taken through the years. Plus, Audie's extended conversation with comedian Jenny Slate on what the culture is really like at Saturday Night Live.
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Audie Cornish on 'She's Funny' And The Rule Breakers of Comedy

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Audie Cornish on 'She's Funny' And The Rule Breakers of Comedy

Audie Cornish on 'She's Funny' And The Rule Breakers of Comedy

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Audie Cornish live in conversation with actress and comedian Jenny Slate in Washington D.C. Eslah Attar hide caption

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Audie Cornish live in conversation with actress and comedian Jenny Slate in Washington D.C.

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Jenny Slate has a lot to say about her time on Saturday Night Live.

"I just think it was like culturally so regressive," Slate told NPR's Audie Cornish. "I think that's what happens when you have a creative vehicle that is helmed by someone for 40 years."

Cornish spoke with some of comedy's biggest stars, and they told her the path to success wasn't always easy. Hannah Gadsby, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Margaret Cho and Slate opened up to Cornish about their careers and defining moments in Cornish's She's Funny series.

Cornish revisits those conversations with Sam Sanders in a collection of vignettes. They discuss how these women charged forward in their careers and what risks they've taken through the years.

Plus, Cornish's extended conversation with comedian and actress Slate on what it was really like working at Saturday Night Live.

Hear more of of the She's Funny series here.

This episode was produced and edited for NPR's It's Been a Minute by Anjuli Sastry and Kitty Eisele. Thanks also to Bilal Qureshi, Lauren Hodges and Joanna Pawlowska for helping with this episode and producing the 'She's Funny' live series.