On what was her last appearance on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, Tina Fey vowed that, after the host steps down, she will never wear a fancy dress on a late-night talk show again. “[It’s] very hard work—I don’t know if you’re aware of the contraptions under here.”
So to mark the occasion, she decided to strip down to her Spanx and give Letterman the dress: “Because this is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show, and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you … I want to give you the dress.”
The front of her Spanx was emblazoned with the words, “BYE DAVID;” the back, #LastDressEver. Check out the clip above.
Two local heroes, Tina Fey and M. Night Shyamalan, collide in this awesome mashup from Staten Island comedy/party outfit Super Secret Show. They’ve taken the catchy opening song to Fey’s Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and mixed it with clips from Shyamalan’s 2000, Bruce Willis-starring thriller Unbreakable. They call it “Unbreakable Bruce Willis,” naturally.
Check it out above, and good luck getting it out of your head later.
If you’ve been seeing Amy Schumer all over your Facebook feed lately, it’s because the third season of her sketch sitcom Inside Amy Schumer is debuting tonight on Comedy Central. She was at the Tribeca Film Festival this week to premiere the new season and offer some hints about what fans of the shit-stirring comedy can expect, including a sketch about Bill Cosby. More from HuffPo:
The Late Show With David Letterman is quickly approaching its final show on May 20th, so producers have released the list of guests who will be appearing during the 28-episode stretch.
Among those Letterman—the longest-running late-night show host in television history—will be Upper Darby’s Tina Fey, who will likely be there to chat about her new Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her voice-over turn in Disney’s Monkey Kingdom, which comes out nationwide this weekend.
UPDATE [4/7/2015, 11:17 am]: This event is officially (and sadly for those who didn’t get tickets) sold out.
ORIGINAL: You’ve already binge-watched the entire first season of Tina Fey’s new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so what’s going to tide you over until the release of season two? This:
The show’s star, Ellie Kemper, is coming to Penn on April 21st to chat about her career and experience on the show, and then open up the floor for audience questions.
But don’t come prepared only with questions about crazy cult hairstyles, hilarious gay roommates and stories about working with Tina Fey. As The Daily Pennsylvanian points out, “Kemper is a strong voice for gender dynamics in the entertainment industry. In 2014, she hosted a TED Talk entitled ‘Women are Funny!’ and spoke about her experience as a female comedian in the male-dominated industry.”
Tina Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond, who wrote the theme songs to 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, spilled some proverbial beans in a recent interview when he revealed that Fey’s Mean Girls musical is more than half written.
We’ve been writing this [with] Nell Benjamin of Legally Blonde fame—she’s working with us as a lyricist,” he told Yahoo. “We’ve been working for a long time now. I’m going to say it’s like 60 percent written, and it’s being staffed creatively… We are looking to do some actual solid readings coming around this summer. The Kimmy Schmidt thing took a lot more time than we all thought, so it slowed some Mean Girls stuff down.”
When asked to tease a song he dished that there is a number called “Old Blonde Song” that’s sung by Regina’s mother.
It’s time for a woman in late night, and the slot Jon Stewart just announced he was leaving vacant on The Daily Show would be a perfect start. There are a lot of ladies who would be great for the job, but we’ve narrowed down the list to five females who could totally kick ass in the host’s seat on the Comedy Central program.
Local favorite Tina Fey would make an incredible host. She’s essentially done the gig before, on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," plus she has the uncanny ability to be sarcastic as hell. Her previous experience as a writer on both 30 Rock and SNL would be a huge asset to the program. Plus, we kind of like the ring of The Daily Show With Liz Lemon.
If they don't take Tina, Amy Poehler would be the next best thing. Just like Fey, she's pretty much done the gig before on SNL's "Weekend Update," plus her current show, Parks and Recreation, is finishing up its last season. Even better: What if Poehler and Fey co-chosted the program? Winning!
The former View co-host has held down two of her own talk shows in the past, and ironically was let go from HLN because they wanted her to be "more gossipy" with popular trials. She'd bring a perfect mix of humor, smarts, and star power to Jon Stewart's table. And, heck, anyone who survived Rosie, Elizabeth, and Whoopi can do anything.
Yes, this is a total wild-card, but we love the idea of Margaret Cho anchoring the program. She's showed us time and time again that she can handle satire (just look at her performance at this year's Golden Globe Awards), and she'd bring a totally new dynamic to the show.
The fiercely popular MSNBC host would bring a totally new level of smarts to The Daily Show, and her relentless humor and sarcasm would fit right in. Maddow's already got the newscasting thing down, and this would give her the chance to really shine in a new light. This would leave her MSNBC show slot open—perfect for when Brian Williams returns.
Tina Fey’s impressions of then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election was no doubt a high point in the history of Saturday Night Live, so it’s no wonder producer Lorne Michael has invited her to take part in the show’s upcoming 40th anniversary special.
Netflix has released the first trailer for Tina Fey’s upcoming Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The series, created by Fey and Robert Carlock, concerns a woman (Ellie Kemper) who is looking to get back on her feet after escaping a cult. It also stars Tituss Burgess as her roommate and 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski, who will play a recurring role as a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.
Thirteen episodes of the series will premiere on Netflix on March 6th, and it’s already guaranteed to have a second season.