Tag: Rachel Dratch

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 »

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 »

England Likes Fey

Tina Fey, America’s Darling, jumps across the pond! The British Daily Mail Online has a great interview with Tina Fey today. It’s mostly about her entire journey but ostensibly about her upcoming movie, Date Night with her fellow Second City alum Steve Carell. It’s snowy and cold here in Chicago, so spend some more time... Read more »

Live! from Chicago (and NY)!

Facebook WINS! WE win! As I wrote here, a Facebook fanpage has forced Saturday Night Live’s hand. Betty White (who eventually publicly said that she would serve if asked) will host a Mother’s Day special for SNL. The May 8th show will also have SNL alumni Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, Maya... Read more »

Vote for Pedro. Or the Funniest Video.

Do you think you’re funny? Got a video camera? Or maybe you just like to judge other peoples efforts, as I do! Metromix Chicago is hosting a “So You Think You Can Funny” contest! I think the submission period is over, but the judgey-part is still going! Internet viewers can vote for their favorites and... Read more »