Cecily Strong is a two-time Emmy nominee from her work on “Saturday Night Live,” where she made a career of making people laugh. Now the comedian is pivoting from group comedy on “SNL” to her one-woman show called “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.”
“Signs,” written by Jane Wagner and famously performed on Broadway and in a 1990s film by Lily Tomlin, now has Strong taking her turn with the iconic and beloved show.
“Obviously, it’s such an honor and one of the best things I think I’ve ever done in my life,” revealed the actress.” I think it’s also crazy I want to say, to ever open yourself up to any kind of comparison to Lily Tomlin.”
Tomlin made an appearance to see Strong’s adaption of the show its on opening night, and she got to see the audience’s response to something she started 40 years ago.
“It’s a fun show to do and it gives me a lot of energy, and we’ve been lucky with really fun audiences and it’s kind of a joyful energetic experience for all of us I think, I hope,” said Strong.
You can see her one-woman show now through Oct. 23 at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays.
For tickets and more information head to centertheatregroup.org.
This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 6, 2022.