This weekend, the 43rd season of Saturday Night Live comes to an end, and former head writer and star Tina Fey returns to host the finale. In a new animated promo released yesterday, an animated Fey details her journey from struggling comedian in Chicago to writing her own Broadway musical.
“I first got hired at SNL as a writer, then head writer,” Fey narrates. “I had successfully mastered the art of sleeping with my eyes open. Then, I got to be a cast member!”
After graduating college, Fey moved to Chicago where she took classes and performed in shows at the iconic Second City. In 1997, she was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live and moved to New York for the job. Two years later, Fey was promoted to head writer, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position. The following year, she started appearing in sketches on the show and eventually went onto co-host the Weekend Update segment of the series alongside Amy Poehler.
Since leaving SNL, Fey has created and starred in televisions shows 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She’s also starred in several movies including Sisters, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and This Is Where I Leave You. Her latest project, the Mean Girls musical, earned 12 Tony Award nominations this year. Additionally, Fey has previously returned to SNL, most notably to impersonate vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election.
On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Fey will be joined by musical guest Nicki Minaj. The classic comedy sketch show airs at 11:30 pm EST.
More in News
Demi Lovato Remains in the Hospital After Overdosing Last Week
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following an overdose that took place last week. The star is still expected to...July 31, 2018
Madonna Launches a Malawi Fundraiser to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Madonna is launching a fundraiser for Malawi in celebration of her 60th birthday. The fundraiser will be held online in partnership...July 31, 2018
Kesha Documentary Heading to Apple Music
A Kesha documentary will soon be released on Apple music. The project is entitled Rainbow – The Film, and will provide...July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber Hints that a Wedding is Just Around the Corner
Justin Bieber has hinted that his wedding to Hailey Baldwin is just around the corner. A paparazzi recently asked the singer...July 30, 2018
Netflix Announces Four More Original TV Shows
Netflix has announced that they will be adding four more original TV shows. One of the new shows is called Madam...July 30, 2018
Kristen Stewart Joins the Cast of the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
Kristen Stewart will officially be joining the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Other...July 27, 2018