Tag: 30 Rock

Happy Birthday, Tina Fey

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born 41 years ago this day!  She was hired for the Second City Touring Company while still in classes at Second City. She started dating Jeff Richmond then, who is now her husband, father to her two children and executive producer of 30 Rock. So, uh, get on that, you slacker.... Read more »

Tina Fey: Ever the Twain Shall Meet

America’s sweetheart, Tina Fey, is a comedy legend. What, too soon? Well, not now. Yesterday, (November 9, 2010) Tina was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. (there’s a sentence that names 4 great Americans.) That picture over there <—– is Tina and her husband Jeff Richmond. I... Read more »

Tina Fey says, "Hi."

Right now, Tina Fey could probably get an Amelia Earheart movie musical made, but not so, 15 years ago.   Just like thousands before her, while she was in Chicago, Tina did the occasional “corporate gig” and she was lucky enough to get a commercial. Here it is, from 1995: I feel like they were going for an... Read more »
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Scott Adsit is the Man

He’s famous now, but even before he was, he was one of Chicago’s greatest improvisers. He’s Scott Adsit. I was lucky enough to move to Chicago in 1994, just when Scott began his work on the Second City Mainstage with “Old Wine in New Bottles.” It was an archive show, but the improv sets were... Read more »

Date Night... with OPRAH!

Chicago Improv ex-pats Tina Fey and Steve Carell visited the Oprah! Of course, Tina Fey was on several improv teams here in Chicago before joining Second City where Steve Carell was a veteran of the Mainstage. While they never worked together here in Chicago, they’re both the anchors of the NBC Thursday night lineup and... Read more »

Tina Fey Mentions Del Close, Martin DeMaat &amp; Don Depollo

Tina Fey, First Lady of Comedy, won Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Comedy Series at last nights Screen Actors Guild awards. That she won should come as no surprise; she won the same award for the past three years, has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and four Writers Guild of... Read more »
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30 Rock vs. The Colbert Show

The writers and stars of two of the best shows on television will be coming to Chicago in December! (no, not that one. and no, not either of those two gals.. Second City alums Scott Adsit & Jack McBrayer!) In preparation for their big 50th Anniversary, Second City released a schedule of some upcoming panel... Read more »

Tina Fey uses "Gay Magic"

Tina Fey was on Letterman last night. Yay! Two of my favorite people! With nary a mention or hint of Dave’s recent troubles, Chicago Improv alum Tina Fey visited the CBS Late Show last night. She mentioned her husband, powerhouse musician and improviser Jeff Richmond. I was his assistant for a Second City Mainstage show... Read more »