When Kim Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner breezed in to The Washington Post’s pre-White House correspondents’ dinner reception Saturday, many people in the room seemed suddenly intent on keeping up with the Kardashians.
In wonky Washington circles, most won’t freely admit to following Kardashian on Twitter or DVR-ing her wedding to Kris Humphries. But when she walks into a room looking gorgeous in a flowing, velvety emerald gown, you can bet they will do some pushing and shoving to get a photo.
After doing some pushing and shoving myself, I was able to get a few moments with Kim K. to talk about her recent appearance on the live episode of “30 Rock,” which apparently has gotten her excited about doing live comedy in the future.
In case you missed it, the reality star played Famous Person Who Uses Jack Donaghy’s Bathroom during the West Coast feed of last Thursday’s “30 Rock,” a role filled in the East Coast version by Sir Paul McCartney. See her entrance in the video below at the 1:10 mark, and her episode-closing delivery of the line, “I just broke your toilet” around the 22:37 mark.
“That was my first time doing a live show like that,” Kardashian told me. “It was such a rush, just to see the preparation that everyone goes through in rehearsal. It was so fast. It was moving so fast. It was fascinating to be a part of. I was just so honored that they asked me to be a part of it.”
She said she found out about the gig the week the show aired. When I asked if she’d like to do some more comedy in the future, she said: “I would love to. I would love to.”
At that point, handlers whisked her away from the minor-scale melee unfolding around her, which prevented me from asking the obvious follow-up: Are there plans for you to host “Saturday Night Live”?
Hey, if Tina Fey tapped her for “30 Rock,” it’s not outside the realm of possibility. And given the ratings Lohan snagged when she hosted, Kardashian might qualify as a great get even though she lacks improv comedy experience.
Admit it: Even if you devoted untold hours to a Tumblr focused on making snarky comments about her wedding registry — or even, say, a blog post that did the same thing — you’d probably tune in to see whether she could handle the challenge. And also to see whether Kanye West would show up. Oh, and also to find out whether she would appear as herself in a sketch in which Nasim Pedrad plays her evil twin.
If any of this ever comes to pass, just remember: Celebritology predicted it first.