Jon Hamm, who co-starred in Wiig's breakout film Bridesmaids, wrote the piece honoring the Saturday Night Live vet in the magazine. "Kristen came late to performing, and the way she rose through the ranks speaks both to her drive and to her wild talent," he says.
But perhaps it's the 38-year-old comedienne's outrageous skits and potty-humor writing that won over the Mad Men start and the magazine's editors.
"She can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character," Hamm writes. "The first time I noticed her was watching the SNL sketch 'Lady Business.' Kristen's line was 'I'm a bi--h in the boardroom, a bore in the bedroom, and I'm a bear on the toilet,' which she delivered with over-the-top seriousness. I thought, 'My God, this girl is funny.'"
Check out the rest of the magazine's "Men of the Year" honorees here.