To Top

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

  • Sophie Turner Quitting Acting

    The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...

    Katie RosbottomApril 17, 2019
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child

    Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...

    Katie RosbottomApril 16, 2019
  • Wendy Williams Files for Divorce

    Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...

    Katie RosbottomApril 12, 2019
  • Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands

    The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...

    Katie RosbottomApril 11, 2019
  • Charles Van Doren Dead at 93

    Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away.   According to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
  • Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022

    The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019