Tina Fey on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter Podcast
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Tina Fey on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter Podcast

Tina Fey was interviewed on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, where she talked about SNL, playing Sarah Palin, her experiences with TV shows – from 30 Rock to her pandemic projects. You can listen to the full episode below!

“It was a coping mechanism,” says Tina Fey as we record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast and discuss the roots of her involvement with comedy. “As a girl who wasn’t growing up the prettiest girl in the world, it was a way of kind of getting ahead of that and being like, ‘You’re not gonna make fun of me, I’m gonna make fun of me — and maybe also you.’”

The 51-year-old writer, actress and producer is one of the most beloved and admired figures in showbiz. She made her name as Saturday Night Live’s first female head-writer and second female “Weekend Update” anchor before leaving Studio 8H — but not the building — to create the comedy series 30 Rock, which ran for seven seasons, and for which she would win writing, acting and producing Emmys. She also penned the bestselling memoir Bossypants; was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world multiple times; received, with her frequent collaborator Robert Carlock, the Writers Guild’s Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; and became the youngest-ever recipient of the highest honor in the world of comedy, the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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