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What Is Aidy Bryant Doing Now?

Bryant spent 10 seasons as a Saturday Night Live cast member, and the actress, writer, and producer is already up to big things in 2024. 

By Samantha Vincenty

As an actress, writer, producer, and director, Aidy Bryant is a woman of many talents—and making audiences laugh ranks high among them.

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During her time as a cast member on Saturday Night LiveBryant was an MVP in countless sketches, from "Back Home Ballers" to "An Awkward Slumber Party" to playing an extremely extra version of herself in collaborations with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Cardi B. Her work on the show earned her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, and an Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics nom for "Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed)."

But SNL isn't the only job on Bryant's resume, and the comedian has kept busy since leaving the show at the end of Season 47 alongside Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, and Kate McKinnon. Take a look at what Aidy Bryant's been up to since Saturday Night Live, and what she's doing in 2024 below.

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Aidy Bryant walks the red carpet 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards

What is Aidy Bryant doing now?

On February 25, 2024, Bryant was the very funny Host of the 39th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Bryant got lots of laughs as she delivered bits such as a failed roast of celebrities in the crowd, new award categories that she claims to have made up, and a bit that cleverly referenced the film Anatomy of a Fall. Bryant told The Hollywood Reporter that she tapped former SNL writers Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie to help write jokes for the gig.

Watch Bryant's hilarious 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards monologue below.

As Bryant also told THR, she's been developing a project for Peacock, first announced with the title Lonely Hearts Club in 2023. She's set to play real-life killer Martha Beck, who was the literal partner in crime of a man named Raymond Fernandez. Added Bryant, it's "based on a real crime that happened in the ’40s, so that’s been really fun to write. It’s an odd tone, kind of scary but funny."

"It feels very creative and sexy and scary and spooky," she added, teasing a major departure in tone from her work on SNL. 

Aidy Bryant's roles since SNL

Prior to even leaving SNL, Bryant also starred in Hulu's comedy series Shrill, loosely based on the book of the same name by writer Lindy West. Starring as Annie Easton from 2019-2021, Bryant earned her fourth Emmy nomination for the role. 

From 2022-2023, Bryant got into the voice acting game with a lead part as Emmy Fairfax on the animated Netflix series Human Resources, in a talented cast that included Keke Palmer and fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph

Offscreen, Bryant also expanded her creative horizons in late 2022 by directing a music video for the band Plains, a collaboration between singer-songwriter Jess Williamson and Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield. The visuals are as lovely as the song—watch below.

How long was Aidy Bryant on SNL

10 years, from 2012-2022.

Bryant joined Saturday Night Live in Season 38, and departed in Season 47.

"I started on SNL when I was 25, I had never been on camera, never produced, and had a lot to learn," Bryant wrote in an Instagram post following her final episode as a cast member. "In my 10 years at the show there are so many people who helped me in so many ways. Gena, Chris, Wally, Jodi, Tom, Eric, Dale, Audrey, Amanda and all of the crew whose long hours and laughs in rehearsal meant the most. The cast and writers that i got to work with over the years made me laugh harder than i knew was possible. i love you and thank you from my whole heart."

We can only hope that, like Kate McKinnon, Bryant will return to 30 Rock as an SNL Host one day.

Aidy Bryant, host Halsey, and Kate McKinnon during a sketch on Saturday Night Live

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