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Rachel Dratch Looks Back on Her 'SNL' Days with Seth Meyers

Rachel Dratch was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she and Seth Meyers talked about her Barbara Walters impersonation and the birth of her high-powered Hollywood agent character Abe Scheinwald. Click through to watch Dratch talk about another SNL character she barely got on the show named David Mack Wilson as well as her very first job as a movie extra on 1992's Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton.

Duchess Rachel Dratch Auditions to Become a Real Housewife

Here's a video from Bravo's Watch What Happens Live featuring SNL alum Rachel Dratch, who proves in under two minutes that she's got the perfect lifestyle, attitude, royalty status, and alcoholic beverage marketing plan to become the only Real Housewife worth watching.

Rachel Dratch Joins Jane Krakowski Fox Pilot 'Dead Boss'

Awesome cast alert: Rachel Dratch — who was originally cast in the role that Jane Krakowski landed on 30 Rock — has been added as a series regular on Fox's Sharon Horgan series adaptation Dead Boss, Deadline reports. Dratch will play Christine, "Helen's (Krakowski) cellmate, a sunny but emotionally needy arsonist who will help Helen out of anything, except prison." Knowing Dratch's absurd bit parts on 30 Rock — from the cat lady to Blue Dude — this sounds like the perfect role for her. The SNL alum's most recent role was on Comedy Central's Broad City as Ilana's clueless temp agency boss Linda Lodi.

Watch Rachel Dratch as Jenna in '30 Rock's Original Unaired Pilot

Back in 2006, when 30 Rock's original pilot was being developed and produced, Tina Fey's longtime SNL and Second City collaborator Rachel Dratch was cast as Jenna DeCarlo, the star of TGS, the show-within-the-show. A second pilot was then commissioned and shot with Jane Krakowski replacing Dratch and the role (and the show) being changed drastically. Now, Popfocal has compiled all of Rachel Dratch's scenes from the original pilot into this video, and it's a pretty astounding to see how different the show was and would have been with Dratch in the role. Don't worry though, Tracy Morgan is still playing Tracy Jordan.

Comedians Be Writing Memoirs

For the New York Times, Jason Zinoman writes about the post-Bossypants world of comedian memoirs, which I assume is in honor of the recently launched Splitsider Comedy Book Club. Mentioned are the new-ish books by Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch, Lizz Winstead, and Michael Ian Black. Zinoman argues they very in their balance of humor and candidness, but generally everyone loves Amy Poehler. Yeah, Amy Poehler-love is a must for every book.

Watch Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, and More in the 1997 Second City Sketch "Grandma's Records"

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week's clip comes from Second City's 82nd revue called Paradigm Lost, which took place in February 1997 and starred ensemble performers Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jim Zulevic. In the sketch "Grandma's Records," Adsit goes through some [...]

Rachel Dratch, Andrea Martin, and James Urbaniak Join Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner's USA Pilot

A few weeks ago, the USA network announced that they've ordered a pilot presentation (a.k.a. a short pilot) called Difficult People created by and starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, and now, we're learning more about who else will be in the pilot. The Difficult People pilot presentation has been shooting this week in NYC, and Klausner has been revealing some of the pilot's supporting cast/guest stars via Twitter, including Rachel Dratch, James Urbaniak, Tracee Chimo (Orange Is the New Black), and Andrea Martin as the mother of Klausner's character.

Difficult People, which is being produced by Amy Poehler, stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as a [...]

Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch Confronted Their Worst Pop Culture Fears

With Halloween on the horizon, Rachel Dratch joined Billy on the Street's Billy Eichner for an adventure through a classic New York haunted house. It was scarier than they could have ever imagined.

Rachel Dratch, H. Jon Benjamin, Bob Odenkirk, and Basketball Players to Do Fun Guest Spots

- Rachel Dratch is going to guest star on Up All Night as an Ava Show fan that's super excited about getting some memorabilia. Sheldon and Megan: together again!

- H. Jon Benjamin is going to play Dallas's life coach on Suburgatory. His character is described as a master storyteller named Tabitha, of course, who Dallas eventually brings along on her first date with George. I wonder if they're going to eat burgers or… spy stuff(?).

- Bob Odenkirk is reprising his role as Arthur Hobbs next season on How I Met Your Mother. He will sorta represent Barney in his pre-nup talks with Quinn, which [...]

Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch's Sons Are Going to Own the Comedy World

Fun! Amy Poehler interviewed Rachel Dratch about her new book, Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle, and it is every bit as great as eavesdropping on a conversation between Poehler and Dratch should be. They talk about gay ghosts, the best flavors to scoop at the ice cream shop they both worked at in Massachussetts, and how their sons wear each other's hand-me-downs. Those sons are gonna be a power team in 20 years, man. Good god, and if Penelope Fey starts hanging out with them…I can't even imagine.

Rachel Dratch and Megan Mullally Will Appear in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

Parks and Recreation's next season will be its last, and the show is lining up some special guest stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amy Poehler's fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in at least one episode "with a potential to return," but details on her role are being kept under wraps. This news follows EW's earlier update that Natalie Morales and Megan Mullally are set to return for the final season as well; Mullally will return as Tammy 2 during the season's second episode, while Morales will return as Tom's ex-girlfriend Lucy in multiple episodes. While you're waiting for Parks and Rec to [...]

Rachel Dratch Nervously Plays Billy Eichner's New Game "Mechanical Bullock"

The season 3 finale of Billy Eichner's Fuse show Billy on the Street airs tonight at 11pm, and here's another sneak peek with returning celebrity contestant Rachel Dratch, who holds on tight to the "Mechanical Bullock" while answering questions about Sandra Bullock — a fantastic actress and a real "gal's gal" if there ever was one.

Billy Eichner Puts Rachel Dratch Through a Julia Roberts Obstacle Course

Here's a clip from Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street, in which host Billy Eichner sends guest Rachel Dratch through the show's first-ever Julia Roberts-themed obstacle course. It's just as exhausting (and funny) watching Eichner scream at Dratch for five minutes as it probably is running through the actual obstacle course.

Rachel Dratch Tries to Be Cool; Makes Out with Pizza

I don't know what these young women are thinking, Rachel Dratch is plenty cool. She gives up sandwiches, she does hilarious bits with cafeteria pizza, and she offers to ascertain, chauffeur, and pay for dates. You can sit at my table any weekday, Rachel Dratch. Also, can you get me Pete Za's phone number? I want to go on a lunch date with him, if you know what I mean. (I want to eat pizza for lunch.)