Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tina Fey

Tina Fey is arguably the most iconic New York comedian of our generation. Most recently she has been commended for her uncanny portrayal of Sarah Palin and, of course, her multiple-emmy award winning television series, 30 Rock. But Tina's new memior "Bossypants" graciously reminded me, over this spring break, that what Tina Fey does best is write. A self-declaring feminist, Tina is the perfect choice to focus on for this assignment.
Tina started out preforming at Second City in Chicago where she met fellow entertainers such as Amy Pholer and Steve Carrell. Second City is legendary for producing some of the most hilarious and well-known comedians of our time and Fey is no exception. What really put Tina on the map, for 30 Rock and otherwise, was her impersonation of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.


  1. I love Tina Fey! She is such a good example of what women can offer to mainstream media.

  2. I watched Tina Fey when she started in Staturday Night Live. Her funny writing skills and her acting was awesome, which boosted her career in TV and movies. I love her work.

  3. Whenever I catch an episode of 30 Rock, I almost always find some parts of the plot or characters to be influenced by feminists ideas. Of course it's not so obvious to a casual viewer, but a perceptive and critical person will see those hidden ideas challenging the norms of our culture.

    It's interesting to see feminist ideas are making it's way into the mainstream culture. It's almost a sneak attack or a long and gradual transformation of our norms.