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Rachel Dratch’s 'midlife miracle'

Actress/comedian Rachel Dratch attends
Actress/comedian Rachel Dratch attends "Girl Walks into a Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 4, 2012 in New York City.
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Many cast members of the sketch comedy television show “Saturday Night Live” go on to headline prominent movies and series, but comedian Rachel Dratch, best known for her SNL character Debbie Downer, didn’t exactly follow in the footsteps of some of her predecessors after her seven-year run on the late night comedy show.

In fact, after navigating through peculiar job offers and awkward dating experiences, Dratch surprised herself when she met a man at a bar and six months later became pregnant at the age of 43. Dratch candidly recounts her post-SNL misadventures and her path to motherhood in her new aptly titled book, “Girl Walks into a Bar… Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle.”

Rachel will be at Barnes & Noble at the Grove starting at 7 pm tonight to discuss and sign “Girl Walks into a Bar.”


Rachel Dratch, actress, comedian, and author.

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