Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ – sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair – and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.
One of my biggest failings as the class clown growing up was never having a really good response to being made fun of. I wasn’t really the kind of kid who made fun of others, I was much more of a self-deprecating type. Much to my chagrin, this didn’t stop others from jumping on board. And whenever someone made fun of my height, my [...]
Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, is this week's big new comedy – unless a movie Rob Schneider and the ShamWow guy made together called inAPPropriate Comedy turns out to be much better than it sounds. While the reviews for Admission are faring a lot better than those for inAPPropriate Comedy, they're still pretty mixed. Review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic gave Admission 46% and 49%, respectively, with most critics praising Tina Fey and Paul Rudd while sleighting everything else about the movie.
Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Little Fockers) and based on the book of the same name by Jean Hanff [...]
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are currently in the midst of promoting their new movie Admission, and they ended up reminiscing to Collider about how they first met – in 2004 filming a special for VH1 called Soundtracks Live that never aired. The special was based on a show at the UCB Theatre in New York that Amy Miles and Amy Poehler ran, in which actors would reenact a movie live on stage while a band played the soundtrack. Here's a bit from the interview, in which Fey and Rudd discuss their reenactment of John Hughes's Sixteen Candles:
Fey: The show came out great and … they just [...]
30 Rock is gone. After seven seasons, Liz Lemon is no more. On Wednesday night, her real-life writers, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Colleen McGuiness, Josh Siegal, and Dylan Morgan reunited at the Paley Center in New York to reminisce and discuss just how a show like 30 Rock came to be. In a panel moderated by New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, we learned all about the show's origins, stories that never got to be told, how Tina felt about Studio 60, and who at TGS Jenna Maroney almost had an affair with. (Be warned, there are a couple tiny spoilers for the 30 Rock series finale in here.) [...]
After Seth MacFarlane's Oscar-hosting received a chilly reception in the wake of everybody loving Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's performances as Golden Globes hosts last month, you'd expect the Oscar people to have been on the phone with Fey and Poehler's agents the second that monologue ended Sunday night. But the odds of a Fey/Poehler Oscars are looking pretty slim after an interview Tina Fey just gave to The Huffington Post:
Interviewer: Is it a possibility that you and Amy Poehler could wind up hosting the Oscars next year? Fey: … I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the [...]