Happy 30th to one of my favorite recent additions to SNL, Sarah Sherman (Squirm). Math hasn't been my swag since 6th grade (and at that point in my life, the catch-all term "swag" was nowhere close to my vocabulary), but based on her Birthday Edition of Sarah New Saturday night three days before her b-day, that would make today the queen of body horror comedy's 30th birthday (confirmed on Wikipedia; I guess birthdays don't automatically change).
I've been watching SNL for like 2/3's of my life, and there's been plenty of cast members who are basically Costco versions of someone from a previous cast, but I can't think of anybody whose comedic stylings and persona come anywhere close to those of Sarah Sherman's. She's the siracha to SNL's boiled chicken---adding some much-needed flavor.
In only her 2nd season as a featured player, Sarah Sherman (along with James Austin Johnson..both are locks for promotion next season) has shined bright like a period blood diamond in her time on screen. Sarah Sherman nee Squirm can do it all. She can gross you out, make you pull a muscle laughing, and give you a boner at the same time. Whether she's dressed like an old man, hipster clown, Loonette from The Big Comfy Couch, leader of the Branch Davidians, 2019 Billie Eilish on acid, mafia wife or a Fox News correspondent, Sarah crushes whatever her role on screen may be (and I have a huge crush on her).
I fucking love this Garbage Pail Kid that grew up to be a Garbage Pail Bitch (I'm using that term in a respectful way). She's definitely not for everybody, but my God is she for me. Don't let the queer haircut fool you, Sarah Sherman likes boys, and I would v much enjoy being her's.
But this isn't just about being oddly attracted to her. This woman is an artist and a fantastic one at that. She could easily be another Chloe Fineman. I mean, look at this chick when she isn't cosplaying David Koresh.
But she's true to herself---a fucking weirdo and it's been a burp of fresh air for SNL. Sarah does her thing and I respect the shit out of her for it. Sarah Squirman is just fucking cool and hilarious. She's so talented; she's collaborated with Eric Andre and the Jackass crew. I want to hang out with Sarah Sherman; I know we would vibe. She's a DSA and definitely has great taste in music. Sarah is far from the only hilarious and gorgeous lady on SNL. I love Ego and Heidi, but today isn't their birthday. I love that I ate #43Burgers on her b-day in 2020. I feel like she'd appreciate my commitment to the bit.
Happy Birthday, Sarah! Welcome to your 30s. I hope you're on SNL for the next decade. Here are some of her best/my favorite skits with Ms. Quirm. Her delivery puts Juan Marichal's to shame.
(that's a HOF pitcher with a legendary wind-up for people who don't get the reference. See, here I'm using the term in both its comedic sense and how a baseball pitcher sets up to pitch the baseball)
I FUCKING LOVE HER!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!!