- Attended college on a basketball scholarship.
- Began doing stand-up comedy when she won a comedy contest in college in 1987.
- Taught comedy at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
- Joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2014 before being promoted to a featured player.
- Wrote for Chris Rock for the 2014 BET Awards.
- 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: Nominee
- Attended Chapman University, Orange, California, United States; Attended Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States