Kristen Wiig gets “Bored to Death”

I have a crush on Kristen Wiig.

I know I’m not alone. Her Saturday Night Live characters like the Target Lady and Penelope have made her one of the most popular SNL players in recent years. In fact, Wiig has appeared in more sketches this season than any other cast member.

Her impressions are spot-on as well. Wiig’s Nancy Pelosi has gotten the most airtime, but my personal favorite is her take on Suze Orman.


For now, Wiig’s roles outside of SNL have been limited, but I make space on the DVR whenever I see her name. So I’m delighted to see her in the teaser for HBO’s new comedy, Bored to Death.

The premise for Bored isn’t new (a writer and detective novel fan moonlights as a P.I.), but if the lineup in the trailer is any indication, we’re in for a treat.


Besides Wiig and Bored to Death lead Jason Schwartzman, I spotted Parker Posey, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis — and New York City. That’s a lot of star power for 40 seconds. Others slated to appear include Bebe Neuwirth, Sarah Vowell, Olivia Thirlby and (squee!) John Hodgman. And Bored’s writer is Jonathan Ames, a very funny writer whom I’ve heard on The Moth podcast. I am so in.

What do you think? Does Bored to Death spark your interest?