“I know one 18-year-old high school senior in Attleboro, Massachusetts, who is so funny!”
“How funny is she?”
“She’s so funny, she got a free-lance gig writing jokes for Saturday Night Live!”
It may sound like a joke but it’s real life. Ally Beard has been writing jokes for years. She’s done improv classes, talent shows, and open mic standup comedy.
In early September, she applied for a position as a freelance writer for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live. The application included 10 jokes she had to write based on current news headlines.Then two weeks later, in class, she got a call telling her SNL would pay for any of her jokes they used on air.
To read more about Ally’s life as a very funny writer, read this article.