Stop asking Tina Fey if women are funny – Metro US

Stop asking Tina Fey if women are funny

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Tina Fey sees you, lazy celebrity interviewers, and she’s calling you out. “Amy [Poehler] and I just did two months of press for ‘Sisters,’ and journalists were still bringing up, ‘People say women aren’t funny,'” she gripes to Town & Country. “The next time I’m at a press junket and someone says that, I have to remember to say, ‘We need to stop talking about whether women are funny. And we need to acknowledge that black people are funnier than white people. Let’s discuss that.'”

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Well, coincidentally she has a new movie coming out, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” so maybe she can try out this punchier approach right away. And there’s another discussion question that irks her, by the way: “Every single interviewer asked, ‘Isn’t this an amazing time for women in comedy?'” Fey says. “People really wanted us to be openly grateful — ‘Thank you so much!’ — and we were like, ‘No, it’s a terrible time. If you were to really look at it, the boys are still getting more money for a lot of garbage, while the ladies are hustling and doing amazing work for less.'”

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