Tina Fey was recently challenged by Kermit the Frog to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral charity campaign that aims to provide awareness and support for people who are suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The 30 Rock creator responded to her Muppets co-star and decided to have it in front of the beautiful New York skyline, where Fey currently resides.
However, instead of opting for the standard splash-on-the-head video most celebs have done before her (some of whom didn’t even mention the ALS cause at all), Fey decided to put a touch of humor on her ice bucket video. Tina made the obligatory introductions, telling her audience that she was responding to Kermit’s ALS challenge.
What happens next proves that Tina really did the bucket challenge, and it was really her, and totally not her daughter!
Wait guys, if you squint a little, you will realize that it wasn’t really Tina Fey who undertook the ice bucket challenge, but her daughter Alice. What a cheat! Regardless, Fey did promise to donate to the ALS association, which is what the ice bucket challenge is really all about.
Fey wasn’t the first one to provide a comedic twist to the challenge. Recently, Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch posted an ALS video worthy of a TV episode itself:
Tina Fey has been a huge supporter of various causes before. The comedienne actively supports Autism Speaks, an organization that supports scientific research on autism. In 2008. Fey joined the Night Of Too Many Stars, an event that supports people with autism. She is also a supporter of Mercy Corps, an organization that provides solutions to end world hunger, and Love Our Children USA, a charity that raises awareness about child abuse and violence.
Not everyone is finding Tina Fey’s antics hilarious. Add Sarah Palin on the list. The former Alaskan governor has expressed her dismay over Fey’s impression of the failed vice-presidential candidate before, but according to a recent report by the Inquisitr, revealed that the “I can see Russia from my house” bit still strikes a sensitive nerve for Palin and her admirers.
Despite the inevitable criticisms every good comic like Tina gets once in a while, the actress continues to grow in the field of comedy. Although her new series Cabot College was killed off by FOX before its pilot even got airtime, Tina still gets tons of offers and accolades for her work.
This Is Where I Leave You, a comedy-drama movie starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, is set to open on theaters this year.