New York Magazine, Meet the Teen Girls Training to Be the Next Tina Fey

By Arwa Mahdawi

The boys at Mackenzie’s school make her feel bad a lot. Like when they say girls aren’t good at sports. “The other day, in P.E., there were more girls on one team and the boys threw a fit and refused to play,” the 12-year-old tells me. “So I think there’s a direct correlation with that and how we’re always doubting ourselves.”

But today, Mackenzie isn’t in P.E. class. She’s standing on stage at the Salzy event space in Brooklyn and the boys who doubt her are nowhere to be seen — except for in the butt of her punchlines.

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