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Mindy Kaling and Seth Meyers talked wedding theories yesterday on Late Night, namely that being a bridesmaid is a tougher job than being a groomsman. As a bridesmaid, "You're essentially a maid," Mindy elaborates. "[You're] an unpaid slave to the wedding. Your job is to just guide grandparents, talk to foreigners, and seek people who look confused." Groomsmen, on the other hand, usually just "drink beer and play with the dogs."
The distinction between a bridesmaid's duties to that of a groomsman carries over to the speech-making bit of weddings. As a celebrity, Mindy tries to "give an incredibly touching speech that's funny in parts," whereas your average groomsman can "say the place you guys went to college and every girl wants to sleep with you."