No holding back for Maya Rudolph
LOS ANGELES — There’s no kitchen sink, but Maya Rudolph has thrown just about everything else into the opening number of her variety seriesinspired NBC special, The Maya Rudolph Show. “There’s comedy and music and special guests and animals,” the Saturday Night Live alum said in a recent interview. The show premières Monday at 9 p.m. Animals? “Well, there’s only one, I’m not going to lie,” Rudolph said with a smile. “There’s one pony that just shows up. I just felt like it was important to have.” Also in the opener: guest stars Sean Hayes and fellow SNL alums Fred Armisen and Andy Samberg, as well as children and a plate spinner. But that astronaut on stilts might have ended up on the cutting-room floor, she said. Rudolph said she was inspired by The Muppet Show and The Carol Burnett Show.
Rudolph and Fred Armisen.