Get an Exclusive Peek at Tina Fey’s College Application

Okay, not her actual one. This month the former Liz Lemon plays a hard-core Princeton admissions officer in the schmaltzy-sweet Admission, her first big role since the dearly departed 30 Rock wrapped this winter. So we decided to have her answer some questions, college-essay-style:

Describe a time when you faced adversity and overcame it.
A. The end of 30 Rock.

Tina Fey: “I’ve always said my only hope is that whenever the series ends, we’ll know in advance and be able to write the ending. So we were lucky and had good closure. We got to say good-bye and have a big party. And on the final day of shooting, we had a camera delay, so Tracy Morgan started an impromptu dance-off. I’d give him the Miss Congeniality award. His body doesn’t move much, but there’s a lot of spirit behind it.”

See the rest of Tina’s answers at

GQ’s Ham of the Year: Steve Carell

For our annual Men of the Year issue, we asked Tina Fey to write a tribute to her pal. She mostly obliged. A sample:

When I was a young improv student at the Second City, I would go watch the likes of Steve and his castmates Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert perform. I was only 22, but I remember thinking, “Wow, I would like to get some deep-dish pizza after this.

Tina Fey On Tracy Morgan

"Stand-up comics may have the right to ‘work out’ their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.”


"Cake. That’s not even… Why are… Come on. Cake. That’s ridiculous. The pie lobby continues to pretend that pie is good."

—GQ hall-of-famer Tina Fey, answering a timeless question (“Cake or pie?”) in a video Q+A for the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Comedy, which she will accept on Nov. 14