Graduated from Second City and Columbia College’s Comedy Studies program
A two-time e.t.c. alumna
At 25, she was one of SNL’s youngest hires ever
Spending her teen years learning about improvisation in Arizona, Aidy Bryant moved to Chicago for college, and landed at The Second City and other improvisational groups around the city. In college, she participated in the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College, which was developed by their theatre department in a partnership with The Second City.
After graduating in 2009, Bryant performed across Chicago, including in the musical improv group Baby Wants Candy. She performed on board Norweigian Cruise Line with Second City Theatricals and toured nationally with The Second City Touring Company.
Bryant co-wrote and performed in two revues on the e.t.c. Stage, Sky’s the Limit, Weather Permitting and We’re All In This Room Together. For Sky’s the Limit, the entire ensemble won the Jeff Award for New Work: Musical or Revue in 2011.
In 2012, Bryant joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for their 38th season, along with Second City Touring Company alum Cecily Strong. At age 25, Bryant was one of their youngest hires ever. With immense talent in both character work and impressions, Bryant has made her mark on the show. Her most memorable characters include “Tonkerbell,” Tinkerbell’s half-sister; “Morgan,” the co-host of “Girlfriends Talk Show,” and “Worst Woman in the Airport.” She has also done spot-on impressions of Adele, Candy Crowley, Rebel Wilson, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Bryant was nominated for an Emmy for her contributions to 2013’s epic “(Do It On My) Twin Bed” SNL music video. In addition to her work on SNL, she has been featured in a number of television shows and films, including Comedy Bang Bang, Broad City, Documentary Now!, Girls, Horace and Pete, Danger & Eggs, The Big Sick, and more.
2011: Sky’s the Limit (Weather Permitting), e.t.c. Stage
2012: We’re All in This Room Together, e.t.c. Stage