For Kristen Wiig, stage fright is an asset. It’s only when this feeling subsides—and a job or role feels comfortable—that she knows it’s time to push her boundaries. This is what led her to leave the Groundlings, an L.A.-based comedy troupe, to join Saturday Night Live, where over the course of seven seasons she established herself as one of the most celebrated cast members in its history. It also drove her to move from live television to film, which she did with a hilarious flourish in Bridesmaids. Her recent role on the Apple TV+ series Palm Royale proves that Wiig always rises to the occasion. On this week’s episode of Table for Two, the actress, writer, and producer has lunch with host Bruce Bozzi and discusses her transition to the silver screen, the experience of working alongside Carol Burnett, and why Aunt Linda is one of her favorite S.N.L. characters. Hear a preview of the episode below, and listen and subscribe on the iHeart app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode 34: Kristen Wiig

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