During the politically-tinged and multi-costumed Inside the Beltway sketch, an SNL stagehand accidentally appeared on camera, prompting Bryant to break character.
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Hours later, the SNL vet took to social media and identified the premiere’s unintentional guest star as a member of the show’s wardrobe department. “Last night on SNL you got a little sneak peek at one of my favorite people Audrey, aka my dresser for the last seven years,” Bryant shared on Instagram early Sunday. “I just adore this woman… she has helped me pull pants on in the dark, become a chicken, a teacher, a dinosaur and always helps me feel confident to get up there and do it.”
Bryant went on to reveal that her now-famous colleague spends her days working as “a real deal park ranger teaching kids about protecting the wilderness,” before noting, “and on Saturday nights I get to have her by my side.”
Watch the moment unfold above (Audrey drops in at around the 4:40 mark) and then read Bryant’s full tribute below.