Famous folks from Lexington
The actress and comedian recently visited her old school Lexington High to talk about her memoir, "Girl Walks Into a Bar..."
She famously parodied the distinctive Boston accent for years with Jimmy Fallon in the Sully and Denise skits on Saturday Night Live, said she never understood the impulse to label the accent as dumb.
Its so comforting to me whenever I go home, she said. I think of it as the characters, the blue-collar types, the people who would hang out in the smoking section of the high school. And a whole lot of those characters were also smart and funny and well-read.