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    warqueen

    [1]Apr 27, 2011
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    I recently just found this out, and I have not seen it mentioned on the forum, Heather Anne Campbell is a new writer on SNL, hired at the beginning of the season in Sept. 2010. Lately it's another proejct she is getting noticed for, as she is one of the recurring players on Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. She has appeared in 3 of the first 12 epsiodes. The show premiered April 11 and is aired 5 nights a week Monday-Friday on the Game Show Network at 8 PM EST, with replays at 11 PM and 2 AM. The show is done at the Hollywood theater at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Casino and the epsiodes were taped January 2-6 and February 12-23, 2011.


    Heather is absolute pro and has done really great with matching the Improv skills with Drew and his gang. I have not been able to find any clips with her bits on the show yet so that I could post here, but if you type her name in Youtube search, you will find clips that she has done for "The Midnight Show". Her comedy style for those are twisted and apparently she has no boundries on what she willing toperform. She also strongly resembles Vanessa Bayer and they could pass off as sisters. She also facial-wiselooks like a Caucasian, brown haired Nasim.


    I predict that there is a high chance she will be a cast member on SNL next season or shortly thereafter, she's that good. Tina Fey and Jason Sudeikis were hired as writers before they were asked to befeatured players.


    Here is Heather's full bio: Heather Anne Campbell, an American comedienne and writer, was editor of Dave Halverson's Play Magazine as well as Jeff Bond's Geek Monthly until their closure in 2010. She remains a contributing writer for Action Button and The Gamer's Quarter. Formerly, Campbell was also the Executive Editor of Fusion Publishing's Rocket Magazine, in addition to being a freelance contributor for Next-Gen.biz, now branded as Edge Online. She currently contributes to EGM.


    In addition to being a video games journalist, Campbell is also a sketch and improv comedy performer. She is an alumna of Amsterdam's Boom Chicago, Northwestern University's The Mee-Ow Show, i.O., i.O. West, and Los Angeles' The Groundlings Sunday Company. Heather Campbell performs in and writes for The Midnight Show, a monthly sketch showcase at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.


    Campbell appeared on MADtv with Bobby Lee and fellow Boom Chicago alumnus Ike Barinholtz in 2006, and again with Lee in 2007. In 2008, she was the featured singer in Improv Everywhere's Food Court Musical. In 2010, she joined the cast of Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars.


    Campbell has also appeared in commercials for Cici's Pizza, Wendy's, Ohio State Bank, and was featured in Activision's "Mapathy" campaign for the video-game Modern Warfare 2. She wrote two internet viral videos, Twilight with Cheeseburgers and Bavatar, for The Midnight Show.


    In September 2010, Campbell was hired as a writer for Season 36 of Saturday Night Live. In March 2011, Campbell will appear in Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, a short-form improv show on GSN.

    Edited on 04/27/2011 3:21pm
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    HelloStuart

    [2]Apr 27, 2011
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    I vaguely remember hearing about Heather's hiring, but that was eight months ago. Her resume is fairly impressive, though.

    With all due respect Queenie, you tripped up on your own argument: why would SNL hire an actress who's a doppleganger for two of the other women on the show? Unless Nasim and V-Bay are goners (which is unlikely) Heather won't be a featured player in Year 37.
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    warqueen

    [3]Apr 27, 2011
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    I vaguely remember hearing about Heather's hiring, but that was eight months ago. Her resume is fairly impressive, though. With all due respect Queenie, you tripped up on your own argument: why would SNL hire an actress who's a doppleganger for two of the other women on the show? Unless Nasim and V-Bay are goners (which is unlikely) Heather won't be a featured player in Year 37.
    However Stu, if one or more cast members does end up leaving the show at the end of this season, or if when Kristen heads down the road she likely in a year or so, Heather most likely would be a top prospect for being a replacement. She's that good. What few things I have seen of Heather's material has beeen very raunchy, wilder than Vanessa, Nasim and Abby put togetherm, or just as wild, if maybe even a little more, as anything Kristen has done.

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    HelloStuart

    [4]Apr 28, 2011
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    warqueen wrote:

    HelloStuart wrote:
    I vaguely remember hearing about Heather's hiring, but that was eight months ago. Her resume is fairly impressive, though. With all due respect Queenie, you tripped up on your own argument: why would SNL hire an actress who's a doppleganger for two of the other women on the show? Unless Nasim and V-Bay are goners (which is unlikely) Heather won't be a featured player in Year 37.
    However Stu, if one or more cast members does end up leaving the show at the end of this season, or if when Kristen heads down the road she likely in a year or so, Heather most likely would be a top prospect for being a replacement. She's that good. What few things I have seen of Heather's material has beeen very raunchy, wilder than Vanessa, Nasim and Abby put together, or just as wild, if maybe even a little more, as anything Kristen has done.


    That's the thing-- like any TV show, producers cast "types." In other words, they don't hire two actors that do the exact same thing, because it's redundant. Kristen is signed through Year 37, and the most vulnerable woman in the cast right now is unquestionably Abby. I wish Heather the best, don't get me wrong, but barring a miracle there's no opportunity for her right now.
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