Tina Fey a late night host? According to Fey, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. E! Online was interviewing Tina Fey for her role in the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted movie when they asked her the big question. Although Tina Fey “Late Night host” is not probably something fans will be seeing anytime soon, the comedian believes Amy Poehler could get it done.
“I think Amy Poehler would make a great [late night] host. I always thought Ellen DeGeneres—before she had her daytime show. No one was listening to me at NBC, but I was like, ‘Ellen should take The Tonight Show.”
Tina Fey seems to be underselling herself as a potential late night host, considering the success that she and Amy Poehler have had hosting the Golden Globe awards. They have been so popular as hosts, Fey and Poehler were signed on for two more years last fall. Not only do Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have hosting chops, they have been hilarious guests on late night television. Tina Fey is one of fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Jimmy Fallon’s favorite guests. She recently pulled off an impressive interview of herself.
Tina Fey is probably too busy these days for being a late night host. After 30 Rock came to an end last year, the comedian has been diving into more writing and creating new shows. Tina Fey is co-producing a new show on Fox starring Margaret Cho, Bonnie Dennison, and Jack Cutmore-Scott. The show focuses on an all girls college making the shift to becoming co-ed.
NBC will be taking on Tina Fey’s new comedy series Tooken, starring Ellie Kemper from The Office, is about a woman who escapes from a cult and finds herself living in New York City. Both shows have been ordered straight to series, as more networks move away from the pilot method. As you can see, Tina Fey won’t have a lot of time for being a late night host.
Besides being a late night host, there is another project Tina Fey won’t be working on. As the ten year anniversary of Mean Girls approaches, Fey recently shot down the idea of a legitimate sequel featuring the original cast. As Tina Fey shifts from being on camera to behind it, fans will certainly be scheming ways of seeing more of her. Maybe a Tina Fey, Amy Poehler late night host combination is in the works?
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