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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.

Rachel Dratch's Book Is Sure to Be the Number One Killer of Domestic Cats

Rachel Dratch's long-awaited book is coming out April 26th, and is available for pre-order here. The full title is Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle, and the description is as follows:

Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish – and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose? Resigned to childlessness but still hoping for romance, Dratch was out for drinks with a friend when she met John.

Handsome and funny, after only six months of dating long-distance, he [...]

Journey through Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost Show Journal

Inspired by the Second City memories in Tina Fey's Bossypants, Rob Kozlowski mined for and found Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost online show journal, preserved for posterity in all it's mid-to-late nineties glory. Detailing his directorial experience from November 1996 until the show's open in February 1997, Napier writes about working with cast members Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz and Jim Zulevic. When not physically at rehearsal, Napier edits loops of "It's a Small World After All" and shifts through 50 constantly evolving scenes in his quest to form a coherent revue, a show which he enthuses is the first mainstage show of its [...]

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.

Saturday Night's Children: Rachel Dratch (1999-2006)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Whether drooling as the freakish Siamese twin Qrplt*xk, being wicked awesome as the local Boston party monster Zazu, or bumming out friends and family members as Debbie Downer, Rachel Dratch stands as one of SNL's more underrated, if not under-rewarded, cast members. Despite her consistent presence on the show and multiple popular recurring characters, Dratch has gained more reputation as a utility player than [...]

Rachel Dratch Writing a Book About Only Getting Offered Roles as "Obese Lesbian Secretaries"

Hey, Rachel Dratch is writing a book! Here's the info, from Publishers Marketplace: Saturday Night Live actor Rachel Dratch's untitled humorous reflections about what happens after her time on the show is over — when the only acting roles she gets offered are obese lesbian secretaries — and, turning her attentions to other parts of life, she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at age 44 to Lauren Marino at Gotham, by Lydia Wills at Paradigm (world).

This will be her first book.

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.)

Trade Roundup: Rachel Dratch, Larry Wilmore, Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence

People bookin' pilots! Rachel Dratch has joined NBC's multicamera Lady Friends as one of two friends whose lives change when the more successful one (Andrea Anders from Better Off Ted) gets married. Sounds kinda Bridesmaids-y. In a good way.

Living Loaded, the new show from Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, has added Larry Wilmore as "a thoughtful and reserved black intellectual whose dream of hosting his own NPR show is crushed" by his new co-host, the show's protagonist. Poor Larry Wilmore. He'll always have his Daily Show job as Senior Black Correspondent to fall back on.

Lily Tomlin will play Reba McEntire's mother in [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Stalk it Out on Fallon's Jersey Floor

Looking like two beautiful angels dipped in furniture polish, Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler stopped by Jimmy Fallon's Jersey Floor to get more babies put up in them. Stalker, please. Don't you know you have to give birth to that baby before you can get a new one installed? Fallon's party-rock parody is eerily like the show, from Abby Elliot's spot-on Sammi knock-off to the uncomfortable pit that opened in my stomach when Dratch, Poehler and Fey started screaming in each other's face. Sound the stalker bugle! For Drootchie is walking away with a whole new weave…made out of weaves she ripped off of other people's heads.