“There’s something empathetic about her characters,’ says Lorne Michaels. ‘Although the writing might not be kind, she is. That’s her genius.'” Her other genius is being remarkably funny. From Vanity Fair: The Kate McKinnon Report.

+ Over the past day or so, President Trump has repeatedly blamed the latest GOP health care bill failure on a Senator who was in the hospital. (There isn’t one.)

+ An Oral History of Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School.