SNL Reunion As Rachel Dratch Schedules Role On Up All Night
The second season of Up All Night will see an old Saturday Night Live comedy team reunited. Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in a guest role on the show, where she will once again share the screen with Maya Rudolph, with whom she once worked on the SNL stage.
Rachel Dratch will appear on the series as a big fan of Rudolph’s character, Ava. She’s a Valley Copies employee by the name of Linda, and is the lucky recipient of some special memorabilia from Ava’s talk show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The SNL reunion is no big surprise considering Up All Night was created by Emily Spivey, who worked on SNL and based the plotline on her own experiences with becoming a mother while balancing a show business career. It’s also produced by SNL’s Lorne Michaels.
Dratch and Rudolph were both on SNL between 2000 and 2011, and shared plenty of screen time, most memorably in their Wake Up Wakefield skit, where they played teens running a morning show for their middle school. It should be a fun reunion for the actresses and for viewers alike.
In addition to her Up All Night appearance, Dratch has a guest spot scheduled on the upcoming season of ABC's Suburgatory. She’s also preparing to appear in the TV movie Lady Friends alongside Minnie Driver.
Up All Night will start up its second season on NBC on Thursday, September 20th. No word on when the episode featuring Rachel Dratch is set to air just yet.
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