By now, you probably know McCarthy and Wiig pretty well, but just in case you don’t, here’s a guide to four main cast members, and why they may, or may not, make for good busters of ghosts.
Known for: “Mike & Molly,” “Bridesmaids,” loud, physical comedy
Pros: She is apparently Feig’s muse, having appeared in his last three films — Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and the upcoming “Spy.” With the right part, and in small doses, she’s a gifted comedian.
Cons: She has a tendency to dominate every scene she’s in (especially true on “SNL”) and overdo her shtick. We could also use a break from Feig movies starring McCarthy.
Known For: “SNL,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Skeleton Twins,” being awkward
Pros: Recent roles suggest Wiig has more dramatic range than she showed on “SNL.” And at the height of her powers, Wiig is one of the funniest people in comedy, period.
Cons: Too often, she has a tendency — even in films — to come off like she’s playing a one-off character in an “SNL” sketch (the “Bridesmaids” airplane scene comes to mind).
Known For: “SNL,” extensive character work
Pros: She is probably the best thing “SNL” has going for it right now. Her gender-bending impressions — Justin Bieber, Keith Urban — are brilliant, and she steals every sketch she’s in.
Cons: We don’t know much about McKinnon outside of “SNL” — to the point where it’s hard to picture her in a “normal person” role, or even playing a character for more than five minutes.
Known For: “SNL,” “Top Five,” outspoken monologues
Pros: A writer who was promoted to cast member this past fall, Jones is great when she’s herself on “Weekend Update.” She’s opinionated, brash and magnetic.
Cons: She’s still finding herself in sketches. Jones forgot her lines during a disastrous live sketch with Chris Rock and hasn’t made much of an impression outside of the occasional “Update” appearance.
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