sorry, like her alot, Her Sarah Palin is brilliant.
I like her very much but I guess I''m not smart enough to enjoy "30 Rock". I just don''t get it.
I like her a lot, find her funny, love 30 Rock, and think she is very intelligent. The review of her book in TIME makes me want to buy it.
No one would find her funny if she were a male comedian. Her "humour" is of the lame, headline-of-the-day, hausfrau variety. Her routines consist of making monologues out of salon.com articles. %0D
There is zero edge to her. She mugs for the camera in that self-important, "aren't I clever?" way. She thinks she has some brilliant postfeminist, postmodern approach to comedy, like she's the first woman ever to satirize comedy while telling jokes. %0D
Not surprisngly, the premise of 30 Rock makes me want to gag. Seriously, how does a show with no viewers keep getting renewed while Fey gets hailed as some kind of comic genius? You know popular culture is at its nadir when ... %0D
Her tenure at SNL also coincided with some of the most unfunny seasons on record. Her Palin impression was laboured and nauseatingly cutesy.%0D
Also, she keeps getting pushed at us like some kind of unconventional beauty. Please - she's what women want to delude themselves into thinking "beautiful" is (see: Sarah Jessica Parker). She is plain as the day is long.%0D
That is all.%0D
I always enjoyed her on SNL. Don''t care for 30 Rock as much - they need to dump T. Morgan. They should have gone with Maya Rudolph.
OP = Trig Palin
She''s mildly amusing. She''s no Wanda Sykes. Or Jennifer Saunders. Or Kathy Griffin. %0D\
She''s just too smug to be truly funny.
r4 = Rachel Dratch
if you don''t get it -- too bad
there''s not much to get. it''s humor for 60-hour-a-week lawyers with tivo.
I can''t stand her. She is so smug like the southern comic Ron White. I can''t stomach either of them.
Lisa Lampanelli is way funnier.
I dont get her show either.\
She belongs behind the scenes.
The housewife character sliver of Julia Louis Dreyfus redux
I agree with [R7]. And I don''t like her show. Her "Mean Girls" was about the height of her mild amusingness.
Just out of curiosity, for those of you that don''t like 30 Rock, what comedies do you enjoy?
Parks & Rec isn''t bad ... that''s about it.
I''m sorry you can''t praise Jennifer Saunders to the heavens and then decry Tina Fey, of all people, for being smug.\
I have laughed out loud at least once on every other page of Tina''s book.
Somebody who is a real fan of talented comedians
Is that you, Gwyneth?
Tina makes fun of people doing stupid things that most people wouldn''t get as being stupid, because they are ummm stupid. So she puts it in your face. She also makes Baldwin look more awesome by upping his persona.
OMG OP STOP!
Fey is not nearly as hot as Palin.
1 of the gals
[quote]What''s her appeal?\
She would agree. She even said it in her book. The night they both appeared on SNL, she really didn''t want to stand next to her.
[quote]what comedies do you enjoy?%0D
I don't dislike 30 Rock but it's not great. %0D
I don't enjoy many that are on TV today. Instead, I look at DVD sets of old comedies that are used and sold on Amazon -- shows I didn't see on the first time around. I buy a whole season of various shows. The writing and acting on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" is fantastic. The scripts and delivery on "Golden Girls" is better than anything today - not only the actions --- but the amazing reactions of the ladies - priceless expressions on their faces. I bought a Britcom series "Bless Me Father." It's probably 25 years old but it's hysterical. I watch one episode of each every week as if that's what's on TV in place of the horrendous reality shows on real TV.%0D
In a way, I'm lucky to not have seen all those old shows the first time around because I can watch DVD TV and see well-written shows for the first time. Someone gave me a season of Burns and Allen. At first it was strange to see the black and white, but soon you just get lost in the great comedy by some wonderful old-time pros. %0D
The Best of Merv Griffin is a fantastic collection of some of his best shows -- tons of people we've only read about - Totie Fields was a hoot.
I don''t get her either. I did hate watching Craig Ferguson fawning over her last night and using the interview as an audition for 30 Rock.
[quote]Parks & Rec isn''t bad ... that''s about it.\
Omfg, R4/R18, please tell me you''re joking!\
You think 30 Rock sucks ass but Parks & Rec is good? WTF!!!
I love her and think she''s hilarious. I love 30 Rock.%0D\
OP, it''s just you.%0D
Tina Fey doesn''t wash her pussy and she has a very thick bush.
[quote]by: if you don''t get it -- too bad %0D\
Oh, we get it all right. We just don''t think it''s all out hilarious as some of you lesser folk.%0D\
[quote]I''m sorry you can''t praise Jennifer Saunders to the heavens and then decry Tina Fey, of all people, for being smug.%0D\
Jennifer Saunders is so far from smug. Whatever makes you think Saunders is smug?!
I always liked Amy Pohler so I wanted to like "Parks and Recreation." I kept thinking that it may get better. It didn''t. The writing was bad. The cast wasn''t great. It could have been so much more.%0D\
I had imagined it to be a statewide office, giving the opportunity for a wider variety of situations instead of in one town. %0D\
Slightly off topic, at one time the person in charge of parks and natural resources for the state of California was Helen Reddy. Yes, the "I Am Woman" woman.
Ruby Red Dress
After Lately on E! is funnier than 30 rock and Park & Rec. Thats saying a lot.
r4? Are you one of those Muppet guys in the balcony? I enjoyed your irreverence.
R4, there is a very popular male comedian who goes by the name Tater Salad. With that in mind, I find it difficult to believe Tina Fey wouldn''t be successful if she were a man.
That would be Ron White, r35....\
"and they call me Tater Salad."\
CMT is running him right now. I just watched a little of it because I like his rift on women.
It would be an insult to my tater salad to use anything but Duke''s mayonnaise.
Wrong, r4. She''s fucking hilarious and her jokes are funny because they''re funny. \
I love her and would fuck her. I think she''s hot.
She uses rather obvious humour, doesn''t she? 30 Rock is okay. She''s certainly not a comedic genius. I find she always takes it a step too far. The scene will be set up, the climax will come and then someone always has to come in and explain why it was funny. The scenarios are rather cliched too.
Fuck Dukes. Kraft mayo is the best.
I do think she''s pretty in an above average, but not gorgeous way. Otherwise I agree with r4.\
She really only blew up after she lost weight and started appearing in magazines emphasizing her looks in a major way. (Having seen early career pics, I''d argue she didn''t get the SNL gig until she had a total feminine makeover.)\
The VF cover is a case in point. Palin helped, but again both of them depend on their looks to differing degrees.\
It''s also easier to create a show like 30 Rock that is based on inside baseball about other comedians and performers.
OP, I don''t totally disagree with you, but at the end of the day I like her.%0D\
She did this country a national service by pointing out just how dumb Palin is.%0D\
Plus, she talks to people -- not at them.%0D\
I like her.%0D\
It''s not always my sense of humor, but I like her.%0D\
I like Tina Fey and think that she and 30 Rock are very funny indeed.
R30 = Sarah Palin
I agree with you OP. I always get the sense that she wants a pat on the back for working so hard. She wants to be employee of the month. And for whatever reason, this annoys the shit out of me. Comedy is hard work. All good comics and comedy writers bust their asses. But some of them have the decency to act like it comes naturally.
I like her but don''t think she''s much of an actress outside of the Palin impersonation. And I thought SNL was pretty bad during her years on it, but it''s so much worse now. 30 Rock usually cracks me up, but last week''s ep left me cold.
I want to love Tina Fey, but she isn''t a great comedienne. Perhaps a little ''too nice''. She just doesn''t make me laugh. She is a good writer, 30 Rock is funny (but it''s Baldwin that makes me chuckle, not Fey).
You''ve just discovered what many of us have known for years...anything connected to SNL is just not funny at all.
I love Tina Fey and 30 Rock. The jokes come so fast and some are so subtle you may miss a lot of them. There is at least one laugh out loud moment on each show. Jenna is the best character on the show.\
I love Tina''s completely random humor as well. "I need to go home and fart in a shoe box." or Alec Baldwin''s character "That couldn''t have been me, I only fart once a year for an hour on top of a mountain in Switzerland." I guess I love bathroom humor.
I feel we''re in some kind of mass group therapy with her. I think she has ego through the roof but it could never fully emerge because of The Scar. Now she''s overcompensating. %0D\
I knew a girl in high school like that- total narcissist- but she had severe cystic acne- so none of the hotties would give her the time of day (she was obsessed with Al Pacino). A mutual friend told me that she married after high school, but one day the guy just told her point blank: I don''t want to be married to you anymore, I don''t like you.
For all of you Tina haters, don''t fret, Comcast, the new owner of NBC is working on your behalf. We will be cancelling "30 Rock" and replacing her with a hour long program hosted by my octegenarian mother, Suzanne, who will share her infinite wisdom and joy for life with everyday Americans. You will love it.
Brian Roberts, CEO, Comcast Corporation
r17 Modern Family, American Dad, and yes many older comedies like I Love Lucy (still my favorite), the Dick Van Dyke Show, Golden Girls, Designing Women, etc.\
Tina Fey is not nearly as funny as she or her lapdogs think she is. Massive ego definitely.\
I''m also sick to death of her whining about how hard it is for her to be a woman/mom/comedian, as well as her completely ridiculous defense of GOOP. ("People just hate her because she''s a working mom!" Give me a goddamn break.)
The haters in this thread are taking Tiny Fey way more seriously than she takes herself.
I love how she called Paris Hilton a piece of shit on Howard Stern''s show.
R50, did you see the 30 Rock episode where Liz Lemon goes back to her high school reunion? She tells everyone she works with that she was such a nerd in HS, such a loser, etc, and when she gets there, all the alumni tells her how much they hated her for being a snide, stuck up bitch. It was great. \
If 30 Rock ends next year, I demand Liz Lemon marry Wesley Snipes.
I am surprised R26 didn''t say he doesn''t own a television.
Mean Girls was a smart movie.\
But, other than that, I''m not impressed with Fey.
Tina Fey is a Republican. She supported Guiliani''s run for president because he made her "feel safe" from the threads of terrorism and crime.
Tina Fey saved this country from having President Palin. John McCain was showing serious signs of dementia during the last part of the campaign. (Remember how he began wandering around the stage during the debates.) He would never have made it through the rigors of the Oval Office. Just as we''re now learning of Ronald Reagan''s Alzheimers problems while he was President, twenty years from now, somebody is going to spill the beans on how the country was saved from the McCain Alzheimers disaster. %0D\
Tina Fey showed the nation what a jackass Palin is. We owe her a lot for that -- but I still don''t think 30 Rock is great.
Yeah, well, Giuliani was kick ass on crime.\
I can''t argue with her there.\
Did you think Dinkins did better, r58? FUCKING PLEASE.
[quote]I find she always takes it a step too far.\
This is a crazy criticism coming from DataLounge
Interesting little tidbit from her NPR interview- she studied acting in college. Never had heard this, her personal history always seems to start with a stint at Second City and writing for SNL. \
This is interesting because when she wins acting awards she inevitably says "hey, i''m not an actor, i''m a writer. Just a writer who gets to act." Bitch, you don''t study acting because you DON''T want to be known as an actor. She plays coy and I would respect her more if she just came out and said "yes, i think i''m beautiful enough to be on the cover of Vogue and Vanity Fair and yes writing was just a way to make money until I could get the attention and gratification being a big star gets me".
Tina Fey was told on numerous occassions (and has stated so in interviews) that she was not pretty enough to be in front of the cameras as an actor - for many reasons: weight, the scar, and just general bookish, greek, girl next door looks. She was told to focus on being a writer and that''s what she did. It wasn''t until she was head writer on SNL that she decided to lose weight (30 lbs) and go the job doing weekend update, which really isn''t acting, more like a writer performing her own material. NBC saw that viewers responded to this and gave her more opportunities to do just that. And that''s just what she did. Note that she''s never played a role other than what she basically is (every role), or that wasn''t comedy she wrote (SNL, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, 30 Rock) or was allowed to heavily improvise (Date Night.)
"John McCain... would never have made it through the rigors of the Oval Office."%0D\
That was the plan, asswipe.
Karl "The Architect" Rove, father of Trig Palin
I liked that birth control pill parody ad she did on SNL. That''s about it.
Mom jeans was great.
There are many people with undergraduate degrees that do not lead them into that specific field. She ended up thriving in the collaborative environment of improv. She became a writer on SNL and after a few years, because Lorne "likes to promote from within" according to Fey's book, he gave her a chance to audition for the news with Jimmy Fallon.
I majored in one thing but have spent my adult working life doing something else entirely. It doesn't mean I have forgotten what I learned in school, or that if I went back to it and had some success with it I would be some kind of stark raving hypocrite. I would also find myself playing down that accomplishment because there are plenty of "real" practitioners of that craft who do it their whole lives.
You people who don't like Tina Fey have every right not to. But I think some of the reasons a few of you are posting in here are kinda trumped up.
All I know is, when I saw her host a Just for Laughs gala in Montreal, she cracked me up. And the book makes me laugh out loud on almost every page. That's pretty much what I ask for from a humorist.
I used to love 30 Rock, but this past season has been a bust. With the exception of one-note Tracy Morgan, the actors are still great. But the many of the scripts this season have been badly overwritten. Maybe Tina is spreading herself too thin and has lost control of the show?
tina fey is the dane cook of women comedians plus she is no were near as hot as sarah palin face it palin is dumb as a rock but she''s hot
I think I like Tina Fey much better than I do R4. At least Tina Fey is funny.
I love her and love 30 Rock. The cast is wonderful and often the writing is extremely sharp and on the mark. Some episodes are better than others, but there is never an episode where I don''t laugh out loud at least a couple of times.
I don''t like her at all, and I am not exactly sure all of the reasons why. She seems chilly and terribly sure of herself. I have never found her funny the way I find so many other women funny. She seems smug and limited and not especially kind, but these are mostly hunches based on not enough. Thirty Rock seemed too cyncial, and the one time I watched it (I didn''t like it nearly enough to go back), the theme verged on cruel.
What do you mean OP she''s not funny ? SHE''S WHITE FOR FUCKS SAKE!!! Of course she''s funny why are millions of americans loving her? White woman could sell shit and it would be embraced !
That old bitch ain''t NOTHING without ME!
Tina is ok but I don''t get why 30 Rock is still on because no one watches it.
I have found 30 Rock to be hilarious as hell for the past several years. Liz Lemon is funny and sometimes DOUBLE OVER funny ("Ain't no party like a Liz Lemon party!") The writing is fast and furious and insane. Tina has allowed Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski to develop the funniest characters of their careers, respectively. Tracy Morgan (with all his controversy) has been, traditionally, funny as hell, too. All of this IS if you can lean into the show and just enjoy it as a COMEDY, rather than getting all caught up in Miss Fey's ego or personal beliefs or overexposure or whatever the hell.
I mean, she is who she is. You either like her or you don't. But she sure seems to be a flashpoint for some of you people. WTF?
I am NO shill for the show and have no dog in this fight but why is she such a point of contention? She is a good writer, an excellent comedienne (playing, essentially, a version of herself) and that's that.
I agree with you, r77.
Yes, OP. She is EXTREMELY unfunny. PS: I hate Sarah Palin. I have to mention that because the fact that she is making fun of Sarah Palin seems to be the only reason that people pretend that she's funny. She was abysmal on SNL.
I think she is a terrible actress, if I can even call her that. I liked her when she was doing Weekend Update on SNL, but otherwise she doesn't make me laugh.
You can tell that she's a dork who probably had a clique of like 4 friends in high school who thought that she was funny even though she wasn't. You know the type of people I'm talking about(frequently they are the nicer faghags and are in theater). And now she's really self satisfied, thinking she's brilliant, when she's just as unfunny as ever.
The hatred here toward Tina Fey has sort of taken me by surprise. (I missed this thread the first time around, I guess.)
I think she's hilarious. But her humor is fairly specific and I understand if people don't care for it.
But the weird, over-the-top hatred seems off to me. There are a BILLION other people in Hollywood who deserve more scorn.
I'm with you, R82. Love Tina.
I love Tina, but I hated her on weekend update. At least at the beginning.[italic]That's[/italic} when I found her to be insufferably smug. She toned that way down a season or two later.
For the most part, I really enjoy 30 Rock, but I can't bear the Kenneth character. I mean, the degree of my loathing for this actor actually ruins the show for me a bit.
Maybe she's like some weird comic book character who's facial scarring altered her personality and made her incredibly smug.
I love Tina! Any time I get any nasty feelings towards her, I realize I'm really just jealous.
"30 Rock" is lame and unfunny.
Oh but R88, it has an ensemble cast! And Alec Baldwin! And it's about the work environment!
Tina should hope that Tracy Morgan doesn't leave or quit 30 Rock because his overacting makes her look like any of the British theatre dames.
Anyone who thinks 30 Rock isn't funny has no appreciable sense of humor.
It's not that it's not funny. It's just not as funny as its rabid fans claim it is.
This 'entertain them so they don't eat you' dance is much funnier than 30 Rock:
So r26, you're and old guy who can't allow himself to like anything current. Nothing you listed was that great. Golden girls? How stereotypical of you.
Here are some suggestions for you to broaden your palette:
Extras, 30 rock, the office (uk version), curb your enthusiasm, twin peaks, asip,
30 Rock is okay. Arrested Development was much funnier.
I find her very funny and a great American humorist.
I don't find her funny at all. She is more like annoying.
I HATE TINA FEY....
"30 Rock" is too sophisticated for some of the eldergays around here who think sitcoms peaked in the 70s.
1) SNL was so much better when she was head writer. She peaked for me when hosting Weekend Update.
2) 30 Rock isn't a stretch for her - she's writing herself and her SNL experience, more or less.
3) Therefore, what she does next will be indicative of her real talent. If it is a totally original concept that succeeds then I'd say she is a true talent.
4) I don't like her in movies. She doesn't have the charisma to pull it off.
5) Mean Girls is overrated. Rachel McAdams' performance is incredible, but otherwise it doesn't hold up.
I can not watch her. I never thought she was funny, and there is something kinda mean about her.
I think she's great, very sharp and funny. It's fine not to like her, but some of the dislike for her seems based on strange reasons.
the penile unit that says "I think her Sarah Palin is brilliant" needs to be flogged.
Better yet, drawn and quartered.
Better yet, I'll pay $1,000 for his address
I agree with what people said on a recent Norm MacDonald thread: Tina and Jimmy Fallon(and Amy Phoeler) were all atrocious on Weekend Update, sitting around smugly like a bunch of dumb teenagers so proud of their completely unfunny jokes/delivery. Embarrassing and very unprofessional. Even worse than Colin Quinn.
They all had the air of the kid at school who was unfunny but the dumb people thought they were funny simply because they were popular and arrogant, so they had a contingent of dumb fans.
She's a much better writer than performer, but she can pull off most material passably well.
[quote]Therefore, what she does next will be indicative of her real talent. If it is a totally original concept that succeeds then I'd say she is a true talent.
What the fuck is this bullshit? She's already achieved 100 times more success and acclaim than 99 percent of people in the business. There's clearly some "true talent" there.
I don't think she is funny and she is just so smug. blech.
Yep, smug is the best word to describe her. You can still see that she's the unfunny nerd who is trying too hard.
R109 didn't go to college.
Yes R110, please tell us how her dead obvious and conventional humor, with it's boring, coercive irony(oh it's funny, she's kidding!), is brilliant.
Excellent comedy writer. Flawless as Sarah Palin. Weekend Update was great when she was doing it.
The Sarah Palin impression was funny as all hell! Otherwise I'd have to agree that she's hit a slack time, 30 Rock has become a boring piece of shit.
Some people can never be funny because of their personality. She is one of these people. She isn't funny. This actually applies to most comedians.
Tina Fey IS extremely unfunny. Her material is never hilarious and the supposed intelligence comes off as pretentious. Also, that bit about her being a beauty is overblown. She's not beautiful- she's just the best-looking (in her age bracket) of the comedy world.
I find her totally unfunny. Boring, square and annoying.
Wow, unfunny is in ALL CAPS!
To quote Mary Richards: Methinks thou doth protest too much.
You LOVE her!
I know someone who thinks Tina Fey is brilliant -- TINA FEY.
[quote]Also, that bit about her being a beauty is overblown. She's not beautiful- she's just the best-looking (in her age bracket) of the comedy world.
She was never supposed to be more than
OK-looking, and she knows it. It takes a lot of work to make her look good, but her appeal is not about her looks.
[R105] No one, I mean no one was worse than Colin Quinn. Second worst was probably Kevin Nealon on Weeekend Update.
But they all sucked following the wonderfully mean-spirited Norm MacDonald.
R115 is threatened by people who went to college.
I think she is a terrible actress and, agree, she is not funny. Her Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon sucked.
She's funnier than most male comedians.
She's never been marketed as a beauty. I think she's attractive, but she's as self-deprecating about her looks as one can be.
[quote]she's as self-deprecating about her looks as one can be.
Which is 100 percent obvious to anyone who has actually watched 30 Rock.
I don't think Tina is hilarious, but I think she's an excellent comedy writer. I couldn't see her doing standup, but I love 30 Rock, and even some of her improv stuff is great.
I love this clip from her fat days with Rachel Dratch at Second City.
I think she and 30rock are the BEST!!! I can see why some of you don't get the humor though. The show is funny because the jokes are just so weird and because all of the actors on the show have excellent comic timing. It has a certain rhythm kind of like music but, some people just don't get certain kinds of music. Get it?
The black lady on Night Court was one of the best female comics ever.
I have forgotten her name and think she is deceased *sniff*.
She's fantastic. I've found that people who "hate" her are usually misogynists or have a very simple/lowest common denominator sense of humor or both.
Other than "Mean Girls," I've been trying to figure out why she is so revered and nominated for a fucking Emmy every year. It's ridiculous. She's "stolen" nominations from Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria for the past 5 years.
I think Tina looked good even when she was chunky.
bwahahahahaa EVA LONGORIA??????? How now braun frau?
Longoria can't do dramatic acting very well but she's a very good comedic actress.
eva longoria makes you laugh?????
Her looks are overblown. I think i read a story that some random guy walked up to her and slashed her face as a child while on her front lawn. Seems unlikely. Anyone know the true story of her scar?
Eh, she's alright. Far funnier women out there, but she's occasionally amusing.
You're not alone OP. I thought she was funny in the Sarah Palin skits on SNL, but that was it.
I've always loved Tina Fey on Night Court but never cared for 30 Rock. I've seen it only a few times and found it awkwardly unfunny.
I'm a fan of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones but was never able to catch Parks and Rec because the timing wasn't right. I plan to watch it eventually on Netflix.
R129 - Roz on Night Court was played by Marsha Warfield. IMDB indicates that she's still alive. (link below).
"Parks and Rec" is awesome, R139. I can't recommend it enough - it's truly hilarious. My favorite part of the show, though, is the very developed friendship between Poehler's and Jones's characters. I've never seen a female friendship that strongly limned on the small screen.
I'm not really sold on Tina Fey. She seems like a nice person, but she doesn't make me laugh.
She should service the real Sarah Palin for keeping her untalented career alive. Good for her bad for us. I actually stopped watching SNL because of her. Anyone else think that SNL alumni are ruining comedy on every front? Every sitcom you see, they're they are. Wanna save $100 a month? Get rid of your TV and read a book.
[quote]I'm a fan of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones...
Not trying to derail the thread, but I am not a fan of Rashida Jones. Just like Malin Ackerman, she is very pretty, but not funny! I do not understand their success at all.
She sucks. Anyone that likes her has no sense of humor. Watch SCTV or Madeline Kahn or Amy Sedaris. or anyone else.
I think of Rashida as the straight man (or woman). Most of her roles she's reacting to the craziness around her.
I think she's a terrific sketch performer and a dreadful actress, who plays comedy as if she knows she's the life of the party.
I hate that bitch
Amazingly expressed by R4. Fey's humor is shallow, conceited, and not at all dynamic. Her act consists of two expressions, her straight face and her dumbfounded face. Her dumbfounded face is her cue to the audience that they're expected to laugh. There's just about no other female comedian worse than her, aside from maybe Rosie O'donnell and the obnoxious Roxeanne Barr. I have nothing at all against Tina Fey as a person, and I actually think she's attractive, but there's nothing the least bit funny about her and 30 Rock. Alec Baldwin sucks as a comedian too.
Tina looked hot at the Golden Globes and the Oscars. She cleans up nice and is much more attractive than some people are willing to give her credit for.
i went to school with her since kindergarten all the way through high school.She was in almost all my classes. Smart and sarcastic, but not funny. Sorry Tina.
I find her self-deprecating humor as Liz Lemon phony. It's supposed to make her likable and nonthreatening, but it's a crock--putting glasses on a beautiful woman doesn't make her a nerd. And I saw her in Second City with Rachel Dratch back in the day, and while she wasn't drop dead gorgeous, she was clearly a pretty girl.
I respect her and find her decently funny. I find Amy Poehler far funnier, however.
She's great a lot of the time. Though, sometimes she misses, as do most comedians. Loved 30 Rock for the most part. Thought Mean Girls was stupid.
I find her extremely funny. In fact, brilliantly funny. Who do you find funny, OP?
She's kind of funny looking. Homely. I can't look at her.
I think she's only mildly amusing though i loved her Sarah Palin at the time. Her shrill brand of humour is not for me. I have the same problem with Colbert. For political satire Jon Stewart is far more hilarious.
She is obviously talented though and generally very admirable.
r50 - standing next to Rachel Dratch, the elephant man would look pretty.
I realize this thread is old, but I always agreed with the OP.
I loved 30 Rock and Tina Fey seems cool enough, but I really never found her the side-splitting, hilarious and "brilliant" comedic genius she was made out to be... (all perpetrated of course because she has a vagina)
[r157]: you mean as opposed to the multitudes of "genius" unfunny male comedians, perpetrated, of course, because they have a penis?
Female comedians in general aren't really funny. Ellen Degeneres sucked, Rosie O'Donnell sucked, Kathy Griffin sucks, Mo'nique sucks, Sarah Silverman sucks, Chelsea Handler sucks. The only one who is funny is Wanda Sykes. The best person at impressions was Madtv's Debra Wilson. Even Whitney Houston used to enjoy tuning in to see her Whitney impressions. Madtv was always funnier than SNL anyway.
She is really funny. Amy Poehler, too.
I think this thread is full of people too stupid to get her jokes or Republicans still angry over the Sarah Palin bit. Get mad at Bill Kristol who told McCain to chose her. But they don't know who Kristol is...
I love 30 Rock. Her book, however, has an obvious tell. She mentions that her self esteem is good enough, that she wasn't "damaged." Yet, in reality, she just drips with insecurity. Whether that insecurity is related to her childhood attack isn't clear. But for her to try and distance herself from damaged people would be laughable were it not just so sad.
[quote]Does anyone else find Tina Fey extremely UNFUNNY?
No, OP, you're the only one in the universe who could find her extremely unfunny. That makes you very, very special.
I just find her kind of annoying. Maybe like some people find Taylor Swift?
I find her very funny.
The only people who find her funny are the lesbians
If it weren't for the Sarah Palin schtick, I wouldn't know who Tina Fey is. I'm just not into comedy. Or Republicans, for that matter. It was just hard to avoid.
"Female comedians in general aren't really funny."
Amazing. 2013. Just goes to show that while women are evolving, men are devolving.
r159, Margaret Cho, Madeline Kahn, Poehler are/were great;
Griffin, Silverman, and also Jennifer Saunders & Dawn French all had a window were they were hilarious.
In other words, you're wrong.
Years ago, a night after watching SNL, I recoginized Rachel Dratch at a bar, and wanted to tell her that I found her funny. She was sitting with some woman. I approached Dratch and she was sweet and personable. I, for whatever reason, felt comfortable and began complaining to her how terrible the writing had become and wondering who the hell must be this head writer. I was a big SNL fan as a kid and was offended at how awful the writing had become. All the while as I said, " As bad as Colin Quinn is you have to blame the head writer. OMG, they stink," the woman who sat with her smiled sweetly. About 6 months later I found out that the woman was Tina Fey,head writer at that time. Since then I have not found her funny at all, but she was graceful and had a nice vibe as I inadvertantly insulted her. I also was a double for Amy Poeler(Uprights citizens brigade show) and though I also don't find her funny, she seemed like a totally decent person.The whole set was filled with such a bunch of stiffs, and she stood out as warm and human. I had no idea who she was, at the time.
Funny how women "generally aren't that funny" considering Pauly Shore, Carrot Top, Dennis Miller, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller ... somebody stop me!
The people who find Tina Fey funny loved SATC.
SATC had mostly male writers.
Tina's new movie, Admissions, with Paul Rudd came out Friday. Any word on how it did at the box office? Most reviews said Tina was playing a version of Liz Lemon (which she also did on Date Night, Baby Mama and Mean Girls). I'm not sure she has another acting gear.
Few professional comedians are actually funny.
Male or female, black or white, straight or gay, Jewish or gentile.
I never laugh at loud at most comedians, with the exception of George Carlin (RIP) and Phyllis Diller. Many comics can be thought provoking, or amusing, but not actually funny.
It is mind-boggling at how many unfunny people are such successful comics--Eddie Murphy, Seinfeld, Carrot Top--the old fart ones like Joey Bishop, Johnny Carson, the Catskill crapola comics, etc.
True wit is a lost art in America.
And who the FUCK liked Shecky Greene?
Whose cock did he suck to get famous??!!!
Actually I liked SATC,as a whole, a lot. But I do not enjoy Tina Fey or find her funny and never have.
I think Fey is a comic genius, but I hate her for not firing Tracy Morgan after he said he would kill his son if he was gay.
She should have fired Morgan on the spot but she is inexplicably enthralled with him and she just joked about his horrible words.
I found this devastating.
and to make things worse she simultaneously fired the one gay actor on her show, the incredibly talented Cheyenne Jackson, as she kept Tracy Morgan on.
That was SERIOUSLY fucked up and I can never forgive her for it. She is seriously clueless about the hell most gay people on this planet go through.
I agree with you. And you know what, she's a straight frau who publicly flirts with being a lesbian to titilate men and advance her career. She's been doing that shit for years.
Agreed. Tina Fey is a dumb bitch who needs to be not only taken off the air but also forcibly shipped to some unknown island where we will never hear her again. Did I mention she's a dumb bitch?
Horribly unfunny. And 30 Rock was one of the most overrated shows of all time: pure garbage.
I can not stand the woman. It's obvious that she thinks she's "all that". She's a mean, nasty person who is happy to get a laugh humiliating others! She's a low life ugly woman, inside & out!
I think she's probably very racist. A lot of the jokes on her show were those disparaging black characters on the show -- Tracy Jordan and Twofer". It wasn't like SNL where everyone and every group is equally joked about, it was always just black characters.
Tina Fey is an example of what is wrong with comedy today. She found out that you can create some kind of career out of making fun of republicans. She is a stooge for the left. She really does not even have a sense of humor. Her smugness comes through everything she does. She is like the sorority girl who is from the richest family and uses it impress the other sisters they laugh at her stupid jokes because they feel they will benefit from it. She appears uncomfortable in everything she does because she should not be in comedy at all she should do something she is good at like filling the paper cups as a clerk on the night shift at seven eleven
I hate her! Not funny and smug. I stopped watching SNL because of her. Plus she loves Alec Baldwin.
I think she sucks. Talentless, vapid, no range or facial expression. She is of the new SNL pool of talentless pathetics that somehow through the connects and power of Lorne Michaels, have a forum to display their weekly trainwreck of stupidity and embarrassment.
How that show is still on the air, totally escapes me and the fact that there are people who think she is funny, when clearly she is a talentless, fear-filled wannabe, with no depth or range, is a sad commentary on the taste and standards of people today but we see this reverberate in all aspects of society today. Of course Tina Fey thrives, she is supported by a cesspool of bad taste and low expectations.
Someone said Tina? I want some!
That commercial where her "daughter" puts yogurt on her face and then Tina comments she wipes her ass. WTF? It grosses me out.
I hate this miserable cunt. She comes off as a smug, bitchy whiner. I hope she dies in a grease fire.
Can't stand her. She's awful in all those commercials she's doing now. What a hack.
No, just extremely boring.
Lots of Freeperellas in this thread.
She has a chapter in her book about humorless internet trolls like yourselves in her book.
Isn't that the chapter where George Carlin tells her to shut the fuck up and die already
I think she is funny, but I can understand how some people would not get it.
I don't dislike her, but I do find her work bland. But I never really like SNL brand of humor.
MadTV was more my style.
[R60] Actually, crime went down under Dinkins and Guilliani famously took credit for statistics formed before he took office.
Eventually Guilliani admitted that he did not actually bring crime rates down but people felt safer and that mattered more than the actual facts.
Rudy Guiliani is such a liver-lipped Republican tool. God, just fuck him.
R186 = ghost of Steve Allen.
Plain faced Greek women have been historically useless Tina is no different
Freeper Frau hate her because they wish that they could be her. She's managed to not only have a marriage & kids but she's also smart & successful.
Meanwhile the only thing worthwhile that they've done is squirt out a couple of crotch fruit.
r198, all administrations cook the books, regardless of party.
Data manipulation in the NYPD is the number one issue from a union and activist perspective.
What Giuliani did do was clean up Times Square, which brought tourists in, and police presence up. The crime just moved away. That did affect the stats, but didn't solve the problem.
In fairness, part of the negative reaction to her is really a reaction against the hype.
Actors and comedians(of both genders) are way, way over-hyped today. Whether it's because of the dearth of real talent or greed, no one is as good as their press. Louis CK is a prime example.
That being said, I had a 'she's mildy clever, whatever, let's see what else is on' reaction to her on SNL-very middle of the road.
Gone are the subtle, subversive days of Norm MacDonald.
she sucks she is not funny just watch her with jimmy fallon on weekend update.
She is extremely nice, that much I can say.
I think she's a good egg.
When I think of the truly funny women of SNL, I think of Gilda, Maya, and Jan.
Tina's Sarah is really funny.
30 Rock was hilarious.
Nope. I love her. She's smart and hilarious. I wish there were more like her in the world, especially in the entertainment business.
THANK YOU OP!
Yes the Sarah P. was funny the first few times but QUICKLY got old and stale. She is a one note one shot performer. I do not get her appeal at all, or Any Poehler or any of the other dozens of SNL alums we have to see constantly, not only in TV but movies too. SNL NEVER was a great show.
At times it has been MILDLY amusing with a FEW good performers; yes, I have liked a few skits and people. But overall, it is old, tired, has far too many commercials and is mostly unfunny or sophomoric. I am really tired of Tina Fey.
to all you snarky people who want to write: you must be too stupid to understand her, or WHO do you think is funny or stop capitalizing etc., I have already thought of all the nasty comments you could make, so you have your opinion and OP and I have mine. Shut up already.
Some of us don't care for her. Or Melissa McCarthy or Kristen Wig.
Wanda Sykes, yes, Kathy Griffin, yes, Joan Rivers at her peak, yes, Lily Tomlin, genius and the absolute funniest is Dame Edna.
I agree with [R186]
She was great as Palin, lets not take that away from her. She's also a great writer, Mean Girls, lets not take that from her either. But Wiig is funnier by miles.
There's a lot of shit on TV and in the movies nowadays.
It appeals to the not too bright teens, twenty somethings and thirtysomethings, whose education has been so dumbed down, they cannot understand nor appreciate really funny humor or subtly nuanced humor or dry, witty British humor.
You know if they think Fallon is talented, they truly have no idea what comedy and talent is.
Take a look at People magazine and Entertainment magazine. With few exceptions, content is dumbed down to a slow child's mentality, with people a slow child might enjoy. Twilight, Hunger Games etc. and now we have the misquoted literary quite The Fault in Our Stars.
What is the secret to getting crap published to become a zillionaire?
She's just annoying. She was ok on 30 Rock only because she had Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and the rest of the cast. I can't stand the commercial where she eats potpourri. Not funny at all.
[quote]the absolute funniest is Dame Edna
Well, of course you don't like Tina Fey. You like your comedy dumbed down and elderly.
Is she still writing a Mean Girls musical?
She's smart and clever. But only half as smart as clever as she thinks she is.
I think she is funny if you are mentally deficient.
I find her completely boring and smug, ditto Amy Poheler.
This is comedy?
Too smug. One note actress.
one of the few female comedians I like. Plus I love mean girls.
Boring, bland, unfunny - the lady only has one facial expression. And, her Sarah Palin was neither creative nor funny ...she just has a just similar enough appearance to Palin that it worked and appealed to the stupid masses. Yeah, Fey sucks. SNL hasn't had anyone funny in a LOOOOONG time. They need to cancel that shit.
R214 could not keep up with the constant comedy of a live Dame Edna show, which by the way, has lots of people in their 20s, 30s, 40s in the audience.
I have seen Dame Edna three times.
Watching the stage before anything happens is STILL funnier than the over rated homely unfunny Tina Fay. Fey whatever who cares how she spells it.
When she and Poler come on, out TV channel is changed.
Yes to R7. I've never seen her appeal.
I hate her esp those and press commercials
I never understood how people thought she was hot either. She's plain as day. Not ugly, of course, but just the definition of a plain-looking white woman.
How the HELL did Liz Lemon end up with a hot guy like James Marsden? How? How?
You all need to get a life.
Bunch of uptight, unfunny bitchass queens. I can see a thread like this if an actor/celebrity is an asshole, but from all reports, Tina Fey, is a nice, hard-working AND funny woman. This has so much more to do with her being a woman than anything else.
Either that or this place is full of right-wing nutbags who are still carrying a grudge for fucking Sarah Palin.
Damn, did I hate those stupid commercials of hers that ran during the US open.
She is brutally unfunny. In her book, she basically concedes that she didn't writing anything on SNL, aside from a mom jeans sketch. I've seen the sketch, and it is only funny if you're a soccer mom.
SNL started going downhill when Fey and Jimmy Fallon did Weekend Update. They aren't smart or dry enough to do that type of humor. Norm MacDonald did it better than anyone, and Colin Quinn was slightly serviceable as his replacement. 30 Rock is only a mildly amusing sitcom, and it is mainly carried by the antics of Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin.
The reason Fey is popular is because she appeals to women. Women want to see another woman try to be funny. It doesn't matter if they fail. Women just like the effort.
But Fey's popularity should sicken people because she is basically successful for being the torch bearer for our low standards for women comics.
There will be others. Mindy Kaling is the next Fey. Take a moment when watching both women, and ask yourself "Is this funny?" when they do a joke. It's a question nobody asked of Dane Cook, and the guy road it to huge success for a couple of years. It should frustrate you as a person who cares about the cream rising to the top.
Liz Lemon was my least favorite character on [italic]30 Rock[/italic]. When she said "I probably would have been a Nazi," I thought to myself, "you said it, I didn't."
[quote]Wanda Sykes, yes, Kathy Griffin, yes, Joan Rivers at her peak, yes, Lily Tomlin, genius and the absolute funniest is Dame Edna.
You are aware that Dame Edna's not really a woman, correct?
Her commercials totally disgust me
In that pussy.
she was funny as Palin, but im beginning to realize its more because Palin was such a joke.
[quote] Bunch of uptight, unfunny [italic]bitchass[/italic] queens.
Yeah, brah, you're definitely totes pro-woman.
30 Rock was one of the best network sitcoms of the new century.
As usual, DL is filled with elderly, hissing idiots.
I always thought she was a dyke and Amy Poehler was her fish.
The "Batman" episode of 30 Rock is pretty great..
"Smug" is a word people use when they mean "I don't get that person's jokes."
Dead on, R240.
R229 and R4 ( all those years ago) summed it up perfectly.
[quote]The reason Fey is popular is because she appeals to women. Women want to see another woman try to be funny. It doesn't matter if they fail. Women just like the effort.
Welcome, "Carla", I mean "straight guy who wandered in here from Roissy's blog".
Threads like this prove DL is filled with people who don't know what they are talking/bitching about.
30 Rock is about making fun of all the self-absorbed assholes in showbiz. Tina Fey's character is totally self-deprecating, there's nothing smug about Liz Lemon at all.
It really surprises me that the show isn't more widely appreciated here. It always felt like a modern update of the Larry Sanders Show to me, with plenty of gay humor, too.
I don't get people who say shit like this:
[quote]Fey's popularity should sicken people
Sicken? Are you for real?
The writing on 30 Rock was very sharp and very funny. I'm not sure how much Tina Fey had to do with that, but I'm sure she had some hand in it. Apparently, the Writers Guild of America named 30 Rock one of the best-written television series of all time in 2013. I don't watch enough television to corroborate that. Hahaha.
Tina Fey is no Jan Hooks.
She's not funny.
This bitch is not funny. All the losers on here that like her in SNL must be ignorant to the fact she reads a script and they put her in the outfits.
and her lesbian pal Amy, is a bigger tag a long than Rob Schneider is to Sandler
I find Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Carrot Top, Carlos Mencia, Andrew Dice Clay, Jeff Dunham, Gallagher, Dead Chris Farley, Bob Saget, Billy Crystal, Norm Macdonald, Dennis Miller, Adam Sandler, and Rosie O'Donnell extremely unfunny.
Tina Fey, not in my top 50, but not in my bottom 20 either.
She's smarter than you, and you resent it.
I watched 30 Rock for a while and it was painfully unfunny. No one knows what's funny anymore certainly if Big Bang Theory or Community have lasted so long on TV. 30 Rock tried to fill in too much stuff in 17 minutes and few of the jokes made an impact and to make things worse the editing was beyond clumsy, certainly for a major network TV show.
Major side eye to anyone who thought it was funny or good.
She struck gold when Sarah Palin was unleashed; because of her resemblance
she was automatically the perfect actress to parody Palin. But her regular persona comes across as condescending and smug, to me at least.
She should be the one to be married to George Clooney. They could sit across the table from each other and smirk at each other all day. They could make mildly amusing, mildly disparaging remarks. That would be a match made in heaven.
I thought her fame was all sympathy because she's pseudo-attractive but her face is scarred, like that one sorority sister with one leg shorter than the other who graduates 'most popular" like Jimmy or Timmy on South Park.
She makes me laugh...she's a lot more funny then Kristen Wiig, IMO.
How can what I presume are gay men in this thread not find 30 Rock funny. That show was consistently hilarious with brilliant one-liners. The sensibility of the humor was very "gay." Fraus hated the show, btw. They didn't "get it."
I am a woman and 30 Rock got pretty old pretty quick for me.
The show had some truly brilliant episodes and hilarious moments but Fey and her character began to really grate on my nerves.
Liz Lemon was a very pretty, well-educated woman with a totally cool, totally hip, high-paying job. But she couldn't find a man, couldn't keep her apartment clean, she walked around with food stains on her shirt and did unbelievably stupid things.
And the humor was just so irritating and snide after a while. It had had this insulting and mean spirited quality. I think I was like a lot of fans, I loved the show at first and then eventually lost interest.
And I don't really care much for Tina Fey herself. When I first saw her being interviewed on a talk show I thought she looked like she had something wrong with her. She has this permanent snarl on her face and I'm nervous that she actually going to bite someone one day.
Fey just comes across as a neurotically insecure, angry woman. I get the feeling she would be pretty exhausting to be around.
Just my two-cents.
I've never seen 30 Rock, but on SNL and her hosting gigs she seems conceited and oddly humorless. An unlikeable entertainer, IMO.
This site is so odd. I wonder how representative it really is of the gays. She's hugely popular in my circle of 20 and 30 (and a few 40)-something gays. I just wish she got better film scripts. Most of her film work has been abysmal and can't hold a candle to 30 Rock or the best of her SNL work.
I'm tired of her.
Because she's funny
Thank you (4 yrs later), TINA FEY IS NOT FUNNY AND NEVER HAS BEEN IN ANYTHING, INCLUDING SNL, PERIOD. Horrible.
She's extremely unfunny. So was that stupid 30Rock show. Terrible.
She is a snotty superior punk who never paid real dues in life and mocks people who have, like Sarah Palin...true liberal creep.
And where is all this "love" for Tracy Morgan coming from?
He was the least funny SNL performer ever, he tried stand up and his shows were so bad people would get up and walk out on him, he was the luckiest actor on Earth to land the part on 30 Rock, after 30 Rock's success he began horribly bad-mouthing fellow SNL cast mates who weren't doing nearly as well as him, he stood on stage and said he would stab his son to death if he spoke in a gay voice - what is it with Fey and Morgan?
If she wants to say something supportive while he's recovering or express gratitude for his contribution to 30 Rock that's one thing, but to stand on stage and rave about him and say, "We love you Tracy!" Don't get it.
"Tracy Morgan on Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan: Fuck 'Em!"
I'm starting to appreciate the fact that this dumbfuck got in that car accident. Useless, overpaid asshole.
She is hysterically unfunny. So is that crappy show she is on.
Love her. Very funny.
"There is zero edge to her." I agree, however...
...I think she is a good sitcom writer, so skits were a cinch. And without Amy Pohler and the Nightly News, she probably would've stayed background.
I think she's like a lot of priviledged white girls who go to nice uni's. Their liberal women until they get married and have kids. I saw her in Seinfelds CICGC series, and she was EVERY BIT this stereotype and now-frau. Comparing her writing to cars: I think she's a Toyota. Not fancy, durable over the long haul, and inexpensive.Great car for the money but groundbreaking or edgy? No. Most producers won't risk that.
R244 is correct.
You people who call her "smug" are too old to get it.
She's not terrible. The Palin spoof was good. Overall has done average work. She keeps getting awards because of her mean spirited attacks on republicans disguised as comedy, of course liberals love it. The awards keep coming because liberals are in the majority in those awards shows. Never has someone so average gotten so much acclaim. Her friend Amy is very funny.
Tina Fey eats shit.
I'm glad the Emmys stopped throwing awards at her pussy every five seconds.
[quote]"Smug" is a word people use when they mean "I don't get that person's jokes."