Cecily Strong already has proven herself to be the strongest rookie in this season’s cast of Saturday Night Live.

On her first late-night TV talk-show appearance, Strong told Jimmy Fallon — himself an SNL alum, whose sidekick Steve Higgins remains a longtime SNL producer — about her audition last summer for the show.

Among her audition characters: A woman on a cruise ship (not be confused with the Carnival Cruise Lines employee Strong played on last week’s episode (although Strong did perform sketch comedy on cruise ships for a while, so she has first-hand experience living that life, too!)), as well as her Weekend Update favorite, the woman you don’t want to start a conversation with at a party.

Roll the clips!