Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Weddings are really good for making you feel terrible about yourself if you’re not where you want to be in life.

You think your friends have good taste in fashion, until they ask you to wear an ugly bridesmaid dress!

What's the most humiliating

What’s the most humiliating thing? When you take someone to dinner or you cook somebody dinner and they get food poisoning. I mean, how bad do you feel?

Now, I love playing moms who can’t hide their paranoia.

I used humor to avoid being picked on as a kid. Or I would try and make my parents laugh, so I wouldn’t get in trouble. But as a kid, I would watch Flip Wilson and I would memorize his whole routine, listen to Bill Cosby’s records constantly, Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball. I just drank that stuff up and loved it.

I grew up fascinated with comedy and with people who could capture someone’s attention.