Even Amy Poehler Doesn’t Know Why SNL Lacks Gays


“That’s a really good question, but I don’t know. Someone should pick that up as a thesis at Hampshire College.” —Amy Poehler, on why there haven’t been more openly gay cast members on Saturday Night Live. (There has only been one: Terry Sweeney. He lasted just one season, 1985-86.)

As for Amy’s husband and Queerty crush Will Arnett: “He was really a man among a lot of boys. He’s also so in love with his gay fan base. Will would love nothing more than to wake up in the morning, step outside, and wave at his gay fan base — and since we live in New York’s West Village, we can both do that.”