Kristen Wiig is a national -- no, global -- comedy treasure.
For seven seasons (2005-2012), she perfected impressions (Bjork! Paula Deen!) and created some of TV's most unforgettable characters (Target lady! Penelope! Dooneese!) on "Saturday Night Live." Then, she co-masterminded -- what? it's a word -- behind the most successful female-led comedy ever made, "Bridesmaids." This, in turn, earned her a spot as a prof-turned-proton packer in the Paul Feig-directed "Ghostbusters" reboot (due out in 2016), in which she re-teams with Melissa McCarthy, and joins forces with current SNL stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The road to Wiig's wild success is paved with hundreds (if not thousands) of perfectly hilarious moments, some of which we've captured right here.
Here, then, are 17 times Kristen Wiig was the funniest woman alive.
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding. Read More