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Sad Times For Debbie Downer

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Cry us a river, bb!

Former Saturday Night Live star, Rachel Dratch, is feeling the pain of not finding any work.

Ever since Dratch left SNL, her career has not been the same. She was even subsequently replaced on shitcom 30 Rock, which was supposed to be a starring vehicle for her!

When asked what she's been up to at a recent screening of Smart People, she responded, “Maybe you can tell me. I know you’re supposed to come up with fake stuff you’re doing. But honestly, I’m not doing much.”


And to keep her down even more, last month's issue of Vanity Fair listed its cover story of women in comedy. It featured a dozen of the top female comedians, however, it did not include Dratch.

Her reaction, she said, was, “Dude, that was a dark day. I was like, 'Oh, there’s everyone I worked with.' It’s starting to get old. I’m starting to go crazy. I’m ready for a job.”

As for her next gig, she's not picky at all it seems. “I’d work in a black-box theater company at this point. I’d work with George W.”

Awwww, poor Dracht.

We'll hire you! No joke.

Here's an offer to Rachel: next time you're in L.A., come on over. We'll make some funny videos and we'll pay you.

No nudity required!

[Image via WENN.]

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183 comments to “Sad Times For Debbie Downer”

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  1. Hardy HarHar says – reply to this


    I like Rachel Dratch. Very funny in a strange way. Speaking of strange, whenever I see her I always think, "Did she play the good witch in the movie WILLOW?" Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya - spins wand and points…

  2. Marky says – reply to this


    30 Rock is one of the best sitcoms on TV - far better than the crap you put on the air.

  3. "SHITCOM"????? says – reply to this


    I am really surprised you called 30Rock a "shitcom." That show is absolutely hilarious and BRILLIANT. Once again, you've proven yourself to be a tasteless hag.

    Seriously, why do I even look at your lame website. All you do is critisize other people when clearly you should take a look in the mirror. YOU are talentless, morbidly obese and have the worst fashion sense. Ugh…. you are such an irritating human being.

  4. Tara says – reply to this


    30 Rock is not a shitcom. It's the best sitcom on tv!!!

  5. coco says – reply to this


    the reason she is not working-She is so NOT funny!!!!!!

  6. PETA says – reply to this


    Why did SNL and 3rd Rock let her go? She is funy.

  7. Aunt_B says – reply to this


    That's too bad…she's a funny broad!

  8. cory says – reply to this


    Dratch is HILARIOUS!!!! She is extremely talented and funny. She will definitely get work and maintain her success. She's also an ivy league grad (Dartmouth); Smart AND Funny. Great combo. I love her.

  9. ding dong says – reply to this


    fame can be so fleeting. not many things worse than being out of a job. good luck lady!

  10. alex milstein says – reply to this


    Rachel Dratch is hialrious and should have her own sitcom. Lorne Michaels and NBC totally screwed her over 30 ROCK. If they didn't want her to star - after they hired her to do just that - then they should have created a supporting role on the show for her.

    And SNL's Cheri Oteri should be working alot more, too. She is wonderful, and why Will Ferrell doesn't put her in some of his movies is beyond me.

  11. Nicole says – reply to this


    I lllllove the DRATCH. DUDE she was going to ROCK 30 Rock. I was so pissed that she wasn't starring…but happened to her tiny spots she was on, like as the cat handler?


  12. DMAN says – reply to this



  13. Dur says – reply to this


    Re: ummm

    Actually it was for both of them - if you watch the earliest promos, Rachel was the 'star' of the show.

    Get your fact straight. LOSER.

  14. hayhay says – reply to this


    I love u perez, you have such a good heart! Hopefully she takes you up on your offer!!

  15. nikkikki3 says – reply to this


    Shitcom????30 rock is hysterical…

  16. Heidi says – reply to this


    30 Rock isn't shitty!

  17. MelKa says – reply to this


    Perez: Now that you are doing well, why don't you help her?

  18. Erin says – reply to this


    I just saw Rachel at Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre on Sunday in ASSCAT 3000 with Seth Myers and Amy Pohler. She looked great and was having a great time doing improv with everyone!

  19. glock'em says – reply to this


    your a prick-I am popping pop corn for your fall from grace shit bag

  20. ro says – reply to this


    SHITCOM? 30 ROCK? You're an idiot. The only way that show would be shitty if your fat ass made a cameo. Let's hope Tina Fey is smarter than that.

  21. i love debbie downer says – reply to this


    she can play


  22. xio says – reply to this


    I LOVE Rachel Dratch! She's freakin hilarious!!

  23. Proust says – reply to this



  24. slick says – reply to this


    Perez, Hire Her!
    For reals…

  25. godless glassy-eyed clintonista says – reply to this


    30 rock is great. better than the shitcomreality hills you're obsessed with.

  26. Grace E. says – reply to this


    You are the best Perez Rachel Dratch is very funny talented actress.

  27. maria says – reply to this


    Why did they kick her off SNL? she was the best. She should do funny videos. Ill watch them. I LOVE HER! :) :) Shes FUNNY!!!

  28. Cameron says – reply to this


    Aww, that IS sad! Why did she leave SNL though? I love Rachel Dratch, give her a job!

  29. carl says – reply to this


    This is what happens when women leave plush jobs, just ask Shelley Long.

  30. Loulou says – reply to this


    I just IMDB'd her and she has a bunch of movies coming out and one she has the starring role in. I don't know how accurate that info is. I love you P, I'm just saying. She was probably just being modest. Another thing is she isn't the typical American idea of beauty so it probably isn't as easy for her to get glossy magazine spreads like Pohler and Fey, ya know. It sucks but it is true. I wish society wasn't so superficial.

  31. kafkaaaa says – reply to this


    Debbie Downer & Jerry Blanks ROCKS THE WORLD!
    love to see both actress on a tv showwwwwwwwwww.

    what do u think perez?

  32. einyol says – reply to this


    JERRY BLANKS & DEBBIE DOWNER soundsssssssss GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant imagine both actress togetherrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!!! HEY PEREZ … !!! i love amy sedaris… and she doesnt have a work!….. …… let's vote !

  33. criminallyfugly says – reply to this


    Like, duh…! She can't go back to SNL? If they won't throw her a bone, fuck 'em–there's always MadTV, etc…

  34. Brenna says – reply to this


    And btw? 30 Rock is probably the funniest show on television. It is no "shitcom." It's 100 times more entertaining than anything you have on t.v. Perez!

  35. Marisa says – reply to this


    you ripped off this article from New York Magazine….way to go

  36. Mike says – reply to this


    Unfair post Perez!!! She has 5 things on IMDB that are coming out or in production.

  37. BP says – reply to this


    seriously get that girl a job, She is hilarious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    no reason for here not to get a variety of work.

  38. Balconygirl says – reply to this


    OK, first of all Shitcom? Really? Have you seen this show? I guess I shouldn't be too surprised you don't get it. Having a popular blog does not an industry insider make! Maybe you would better enjoy the show if they made it interactive and you could draw you "cute" little dribbles on the television screen.

  39. SNLOVER says – reply to this


    i love racheal dratch…she is hilarious..im gettin kinda fed up with snl .. letting go of great people.. Horatio sans ..racheal dratch …and where in the world is mya rudolph… if i dont get me a whitney or donatella impersonation soon im gonna let snl go lol i hear she was having a baby

    (i hope)

  40. te says – reply to this


    Pereze you are so sweet :) I hope she takes you up on your offer. I love her she is so funny.

  41. huh??? says – reply to this


    PEREZ!! Are you kidding me? Have you EVER EVEN SEEN 30 rock? It really is one of the funniest, best written and cleverest shows on TV. There is humor that goes deeper than drawing cum on faces. Maybe if you pay a lil attention next time you watch (if you even ever have) you may get some of the jokes. love you! xoxo

  42. rmw102176 says – reply to this


    "Shitcom" 30 Rock?! Are you insane? Perez has seriously bad taste in all things pop culture…fashion, models and now TV?! What a schmuck.

  43. dru says – reply to this


    one ugly ……………….

  44. MGP says – reply to this


    I LOVE Rachel Dratch! She's very weird. Somebody hire her!

  45. Gayborhood Gringo says – reply to this


    wow…how weird, I was just telling someone earlier today how she was one of my favourite cast memebers ever and was wondering what she had been up to after 30 rock. i guess there isn't much to catch up on, poor lass. i wish her well, she is truly brilliant.

  46. Emily says – reply to this


    I didn't even realize she left SNL! That's too bad, she was really great on it (on of the few things they still had going on that sad show). Why do you have to shit on everything Perez? I used to think this site was funny, but now I think it's sad that at least half the posts on this site, you're making fun of or dissing people. So you're making fun of her because she's not getting any work? Why? Do you really have such a huge problem with her? Have you ever even met her? Have you ever even seen any of her work? And how can you say 30 rock is a shitcom? That show is one of the best things to happen to television recently. It's refreshing that there's actually some smart comedy out there. Go on, support teeny boppers because you think they're hot and for the most part, no one else. Except the people that will suck up to you because they don't want to be bashed on your site. Or the people that you look up to that are nice to you (umm, Paris Hilton anyone?)

  47. bathog says – reply to this


    oh god she,s hot i,m in the mood for some dratch snatch my face would look like ellen,s just like a glazed doughnut from above my eyebrows yo below my chin and as deep as my ears yum yum

  48. roooo says – reply to this


    great idea perez! i love rachel dratch. i've always felt she was under appreciated and absolutely hilarious on snl. you two should definitely team up!

  49. Sebastian says – reply to this


    rachel dratch rulz…we will see you on fat shit celebrity fit club soon Perez (but u know I lovz u, dramz. seriously racel is da shit

  50. Jesse says – reply to this


    Looked her up on Wikipedia. She went to Dartmouth. Smart and busty. I wish I could date her. No joke.

  51. s says – reply to this


    Rachel Dratch is hilarious…far more talented than most of the losers you waste time following, Perez. And '30 Rock', even without Dratch, is one of the best shows on television. You may realize that if you'd turn off 'The Hills.'

  52. -- says – reply to this


    how dare you call it a shitcom, its he funniest show on tv.

  53. Oogabooga says – reply to this


    It's a shame. If she was hot she'd have offers coming out her ass.

    Oh yeah, and if she was funny too.

  54. poopie says – reply to this


    30 rock is far from being a shitcom, it's really funny

  55. Isabella says – reply to this


    I CANT believe thats hapenning to her cause she is awesome, perez you should hire her, i totally support that =: )

  56. mittenfreak says – reply to this


    Rachel rocks. She can write Tina Fey under the table any day.
    which is why tina most likely fired her… Will Ferrel where are you when your
    luvva needs you? Common Drew..Rachel always wrote good stuff for you..
    Miss Hiltons Barbie skits were hilarious… thanks for paying attention ..Pirez
    Rachel so belonged in that Issue of Vanity Fair. Rachel..you are talented
    and 'wicked' funny… come back! We so need your off the wall humor
    more than ever! M

  57. dratch rules says – reply to this


    dratch deserves more. she's funnier than amy poehler, tina fey, maya rudolph could ever be. she is hella-riiiiiiiiiiiious.
    that vanity fair issue thing was ridiculous. they didn't feature kathy griffin as well. those fu-ckin frauds/.

  58. liss says – reply to this


    Perez? Has a soul??!!!

    that was actually kind of sweet… in a weird demented sadfatsack perez kinda way

  59. manicwackadoo says – reply to this


    Rachel looks like the Esswein girls from Long Island! Bug eyes, horse nostrils, the works!

  60. Michelle Nelson says – reply to this


    30 Rock… shitcom? YOU HAVE NO TASTE, PEREZ… but I guess that is your "thing"… you tear stuff down so that you get people to reply so that you can tell advertisers you had a gabillion hits… so, I guess you may not be missing taste… just character and class….

  61. Grace E. says – reply to this


    Re: – – No My Name is Earl or The Office better but really all are great TV and not to be missed. Appreciate and Watch all three Thanks NBC

  62. DMAN says – reply to this



  63. Lucy says – reply to this



  64. EDWIN says – reply to this



  65. Madonna says – reply to this


    Rachel Dratch is one of the funniest fucking people out there, why won't anyone put her in a fucking movie? She fucking rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Amy Blake says – reply to this


    Well IMDB says she has 8 movies scheduled for 2008. I think that means she's working and she ain't on the z-list.

  67. mumsy says – reply to this


    Dude,, she looks like she has PROGERIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Only she isn't funny enough to make fun of. She sucks. SNL sucks, and anyone who thinks differently is a dumbshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Sherry says – reply to this


    She is seriously the least talented of the bunch. How she got the job is beyond me.

  69. katie says – reply to this


    well at least she's being HONEST!

  70. me me me says – reply to this


    "Yes Dear" is a shitcom. "30 Rock" isn't. Though it seems as though your taste is limited to crap like "High School Musical" and "The Hills".

  71. Erin says – reply to this


    I love her she is soo funny!!! Why did she leave SNL and MadTV? They should hire her back…….

  72. joneblaze says – reply to this


    She has a butter face but a nice set of tits

  73. Frances says – reply to this


    I like her, she seems very sweet. She'll get a part soon, she's a talented lady. Keep ya head up Rachel! ;)

  74. hah83 says – reply to this


    she's ulgy, she's too ulgy for tv

  75. stefano says – reply to this


    She should perform the classic "punt" and retreat to the midwest-Omaha or Indianapolis and do stand-up for peanuts at colleges. Hell, she could become the grand old dame of the the theat-ah. Lord it over all the wannabes. Next fake a medical scare ("Dratch Near Death in Poughkeepsie"). Spin that off into "Dratch's Final Last Days" in the tabloids. Then would come the "inspiring fight back." Cap it with a guest host shot on the shiteous SNL.

  76. Michelle says – reply to this


    looks to me that she has been pretty busy: (from imdb:

    # Odd Brodsky (2008) (pre-production) …. Audrey
    # Sweet Flame (2008) (filming) …. Carol
    # Spring Breakdown (2008) (post-production)
    # My Life in Ruins (2008) (post-production) …. Kim
    # Love N' Dancing (2008) (post-production) …. Kalle
    # Harold (2008) (completed) …. Ms. Norris

  77. NoElleNo FAIR!!! says – reply to this


    Rachel is HILARIOUS! Funny how looks and no talent can get you anywhere but natural talent and honesty get you- out there pounding the pavement and home waiting for the phone to ring. Give this woman a job! She should be at the top of the list of anyonw seeking a female comedianne.
    Of all the women on SNL- TINA FEY was the least funny; why was she on?
    30 rock….well…it SMOKES ROCK like Whitney Houston. That show is about the least funny thing on TV next to The Office of course.

  78. John D says – reply to this


    That sucks, I always LOVED her on SNL. It really stinks that she left with Tina Fey to do 30 Rock and then was replaced because of here looks. I always felt when that happened they should have had her play one of the writers on the show. Tina Fey should have demanded it! We love you Rachel and hope things turn around for you soon.

  79. fionalicious says – reply to this


    …how come tina fey not help her? how much of a bitch can you actually be to see an ex-co-worker of manyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy manyyy years going trough this and not lend a helping hand?
    fuck that shit, people with less social or work bonds help out.

  80. kristen says – reply to this


    # Odd Brodsky (2008) (pre-production) …. Audrey
    # Sweet Flame (2008) (filming) …. Carol
    # Spring Breakdown (2008) (post-production)
    # My Life in Ruins (2008) (post-production) …. Kim
    # Love N' Dancing (2008) (post-production) …. Kalle
    # Harold (2008) (completed) …. Ms. Norris

    # Bill (2008) …. Dr. Robardo
    # "Squidbillies" …. Hippie Woman (1 episode, 2008)
    - Worst Earth (2008) TV episode (voice) …. Hippie Woman
    # "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" …. Robot Wife (1 episode, 2008)
    … aka ATHF (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    - Robots Are Everywhere (2008) TV episode (voice) …. Robot Wife

    i'd hardly call that nothing

  81. Lady G says – reply to this


    Maybe she can find work as a double for a Possum

  82. mons says – reply to this


    First of all they never should have gotten rid of her on 30 rock. Every episode she played a different character and it was awesome. Second, comedy's hard perez, you should know that!

  83. amy111 says – reply to this


    I LOVE HER my computer backround is her baby arm on the head birth defect lady from snl

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