SNL Alums Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer Reunite for the Ultimate Christmas Movie Parody
During the three years they overlapped in the cast of Saturday Night Live, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer didn’t have “some big sketch together.” But they always made each other laugh and have kept looking for new ways to collaborate since leaving the show. Now, they have reunited in a big way, co-writing and co-staring in A Clüsterfünke Christmas, their new parody of those guilty pleasure Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies for Comedy Central.
In this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, Dratch and Gasteyer break down how they pulled off their spot-on send-up and reminisce about the highs and lows of their time on SNL—from behind-the-scenes antics to wild after parties to the struggles they faced in the entertainment industry when they each decided to move on.
When I let the pair of comedians know that their new movie really got me into the holiday spirit early, Gasteyer exclaims, “How exciting! That was the goal. If it didn’t, that would be sad.”