23rd Annual Webby Awards March 26, 2019

Jenny Slate Is Hosting the 23rd Annual Webby Awards!

Jenny Slate is a comedian, actress, writer, and the voice of Missy in the Netflix series Big Mouth. She's also hosting The Webby Awards!   photo credit: Katie McCurdy 
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Jenny Slate?! We can't believe it either!

We’re excited to announce that comedian, actress, and writer Jenny Slate is hosting the 23rd Annual Webby Awards!

In addition to killing the stand-up comedy scene since 2008 (she co-founded the acclaimed comedy show “Big Terrific), her acting skills are top notch. She’s appeared in tons of films and shows, like Obvious ChildParks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, as well as animated works ZootopiaBob’s Burgers, and most recently Big Mouth.

Jenny also co-created and voiced the Internet’s favorite mollusk, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Plus, she’s a published author: Watch out for the release of her new book Little Weirds.

Basically, Jenny is the perfect host for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards on May 13th in NYC. Get to know Jenny with these clips below:

The Best of Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is a comedian, actress, writer, and the voice of Missy in the Netflix series Big Mouth. She's also hosting The Webby Awards!


photo credit: Katie McCurdy 

She Makes an Adorable Shell

In 2010, Jenny co-created a hilarious, stop-motion film about the life of a strange mollusk: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On. The best thing about Marcel? His woeful, raspy voice… well that and the fact that he drags around a piece of lint to substitute as a pet dog.

Marcel was so well-received that we were blessed with Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Two!

Stop what you’re doing and watch both parts. You’ll thank us later.

She Was "The Worst Person" in Parks and Rec.

Jenny is a great person, but she’s admitted that her character on Parks and Recreation was “the worsttttt.” For six episodes, she played Mona-Lisa Saperstein, Jean-Ralphio’s twin sister and a new sales associate at Rent-a-Swag.

Check out Parks and Rec’s introduction to the incomparable Mona-Lisa.

She's a Sheep in Sheep's Wool

It can’t be overstated how great Jenny’s voice acting is—and she has range! Enough to play the scorned Assistant Mayor Bellwether in Disney’s 2016 hit Zootopia.

Go behind the scenes with Jenny on her role as Assistant Mayor Bellwether.

She Has Something to Say in "Obvious Child"

Watch Jenny in her 2014 breakout film role as Donna Stern in Obvious Child—a young comedian who deals with an unplanned pregnancy, and her decision to get an abortion.

Her Character Missy Has a "Big Mouth"

Pro tip: This clip is NSFW. You should probably make sure your headphones are plugged in and screen is covered.

What would Netflix’s outrageous show on pubescent preteens be without a great cast? Giggle over Jenny battling her shadow self as the sweet Missy Foreman-Greenwald in this clip “I Love My Body.”

She Nails Every Interview

Honestly, Jenny’s interviews are just as hilarious as her stand up. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Jenny moments from late night television.

Watch Jenny explain to James Corden that she spent the summer covered in Goat poop, and check out her other interviews below:

The Nominees for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards are announced on Tuesday, April 2! Follow @TheWebbyAwards, subscribe on YouTube, and stay tuned.