Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon has one hell of a messy story regarding men in power making unwanted sexual advances. During an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show, Molly brought up an incident at the beginning of her career when pint-sized comedian, the late Gary Coleman, wanted to perform a different kind of stroke with Molly. And she basically had to fight him off like a gazelle versus a tiny lion.
We can all appreciate a good scammer over here in this corner of the internet, especially one with hustle and initiative. Even better, is when the scam is essentially a victimless crime. Better still, when the mark has just proven himself to be, not just worthy of derision, but worthy of a hale and hearty “get her, Jade!” In this case, the mark is pedophile-obsessed playwright David Mamet, and Saturday Nnight Live alum Molly Shannon already done got him way back in the 90s! In her new memoir, Molly talks about the “Mamet Scam” she and her friend Eugene Pack used to run, that led to her landing a role in a 1991 episode of Twin Peaks. Always be closing? Ha! How about always be conning. That’s how Molly learned the ABCs.