VMA assistant professor Manuel Basanese shared his insights with Variety for an article that examines what makes SNL comedian Heidi Gardner a hit with audiences. She is in her third year with the show and was promoted to a full cast member this season.
Basanese, who is a Hollywood writer and producer, has shown clips of her work in his class Comedy Writing For Television as examples of great comedy.
She finds this depth that ends up being very compelling. She’s not just being funny. There’s a real actress at work here.