Abby Elliot: How #OddMomOut Is Different From 'SNL'
The funny lady breaks down her new gig!
When Odd Mom Out premiered this week, viewers once again welcomed Abby Elliott into their homes. The Saturday Night Live alum returns to the small screen for the scripted Bravo comedy, which takes a look at affluent mommy culture on NYC's Upper East Side.
And, yes, the show might make you LOL in a similar way as SNL, but Abby insists the experience, for her, has been like night and day.
“I love doing comedy," she tells InStyle. "I love finding cool ways to say things and timing and whatnot. But this is different than SNL."
So what makes Odd Mom Out a different beast than SNL? "This is acting," she further explains. "I always think it’s really funny to be as honest as you can. I think the comedy comes from that. I think there are a lot of moments in this that are honest and real. It’s nice to play one character and sort of explore her throughout the season.”
And while the jokes may have you in stitches, Abby says that the world that inspired the series, based on star and creator Jill Kargman's own life experiences in the Big Apple, are also pretty hysterical.
“When I met Jill, it was like love at first sight," Abby says. "She’s a genius. She explained how she feels like the odd mom out on the Upper East Side, living in this world. She grew up in the world of these crazy rich people and momzillas. I really connected to what she was talking about, because I think everybody can. It’s like anywhere has soccer moms."
On the series, Abby plays Brooke, Jill's very momzilla-like sister-in-law, whose antics are very much inspired by things Jill has seen with her own eyes. “There are so many things that I didn’t know, like what a sip ‘n’ see was," she says. "It’s basically a party after you give birth where people come over and sip and see. It’s so you can drink. But I think it’s because you look better and lost the weight. Another one is when my husband and I on the show change our name from Weber to Von Weber because we find out we’re Austrian aristocracy. There’s so many things that I was like, ‘Oh, that’s funny. That’s like a heightened joke. How did you come up with that?’ and Jill’s like, ‘Oh no, that’s real.’”