The Saturday Night Live alum and creator, star, and head writer of 30 Rock answers five questions just for you!
WHAT IS THE ONE WORD YOU’D USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN HIGH SCHOOL?
“Bushy — my eyebrows and hairdo were bushy.”
WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING A WRITER FOR SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE?
“One of the really cool things about SNL is that it’s supercompetitive, but there’s a chance to prove yourself every week. Everyone puts their sketches in and reads them out loud, and people either laugh or they don’t. There was evidence of what you could do because it was like, ‘Well, I got something on the show. Did you get something on the show this week?'”
WAS IT HARD TO WORK WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS, LIKE RACHEL DRATCH AND AMY POEHLER?
“I really like to work with my friends. But there are times when it can get awkward. You have to separate your friendship from the work and do what’s best for the show.”
DO YOU THINK IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO HAVE TALENT OR PASSION?
“You need a little bit of both, because you can work really hard and have no talent, but then you can have a lot of talent and end up in rehab.”
WHY IS HUMOR SO IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
“I think humor is the greatest coping mechanism for any situation. I use it to assess other people’s intelligence.”