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Friday, April 8, 2011

Why does God love........Tina Fey?

Perhaps I should ask the same question about Sarah Palin while I'm at it. But I'll let that go until we get to the 'P' day.

Tina Fey was born into a humor loving home in Pennsylvania where Fey's mother exampled the dry wit we have all appreciated in her shtick. Her father and brother also played a part in producing the fun loving, laughing and hilarious comedian in the black rimmed glasses we all recognize at a glance.

In middle school Fey discovered that she could make people laugh, and began to study humor seriously. Having decided that comedy was “going to be my thing,” she studied drama in college, and after graduating moved to Chicago to join “Second City” where she could regularly practice the comedic craft. Here Fey gained most from her addiction to improv; the practice of working with a group to produce a live-action, spontaneous skit. She multiplied her writing and acting skills through this process, which prepared her for her future work at Saturday Night Live.

Working through the ranks at Second City Fey toured the country performing in shows and writing skits. In 1997 she was hired by SNL as a writer, and within two years she was named head writer; the first woman to hold this position in the 24 years that SNL had been on the air.

By 2000 Tina had written herself into the show, as it were, when she began to appear in SNL's famous Weekend Update segment. Fans were immediately impressed with her low-key delivery, and sexy glasses. In 2002, Fey, along with SNL producer Lorne Michaels, began to work on a screenplay for what would be the popular movie, Mean Girls, starring a young Lindsay Lohan. Fey proved herself to be capable in yet another arena, as a movie screenwriter with Mean Girls, and went on with Baby Mama in 2008, and Date Night in 2010.

Having left SNL in 2006, Fey moved on to create 30 Rock, a situation comedy based loosely on her work at Saturday Night Live. In 2008 Fey renewed her popular fame due to the random fact of her similar appearance with Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, and Palin's susceptibility to Fey's particular brand of scathing humor.

So what does God love about …......Elizabeth Stamatina (Tina Fey)?

As with Ellen DeGeneres, I believe that God loves to see his gifts of HUMOR being used among us. HARD WORK, and AMBITION are also important characteristics that reflect the image of God in us. You won't find this word in the Bible, but STICKTOITIVENESS has been exhibited in Tina Fey's life, and certainly is another trait exemplified by God Himself. 

In this Tina Fey quote, we see an example of HONESTY, MATURITY and HUMILITY; all Godly qualities.
“Somewhere around the fifth or seventh grade I figured out that I could ingratiate myself to people by making them laugh. Essentially, I was just trying to make them like me. But after a while it became part of my identity.”

4 comments:

  1. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Creative Blog Award.
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    ~Deirdra

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  2. Your approach to the A to Z Challenge is unique and refreshing. Your posts are well organized and planned. I haven't been to all 1200+ blogs, but I doubt any others are the same as yours. Thanks for being different.

    I love Tina Fey, too. But I had no idea why I love her except that she is very, very funny. Now I know the why behind the what.

    Lucy
    (Oh yes, and I'm proud to be a new Follower.)

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  3. That's a great quote. I think I did the same thing trying to make people laugh. The humor, some of it a bit dark, maifests itself in my books too.

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  4. I adore Tina Fey. My 15 year old did her as a project a few years ago. She did extensive research on her and even played her in a press conference.

    God gives us all gifts, sometimes we don't recognize our own gifts or appreciate them. Tina thankfully understands her gift and continues to share it with all of us.

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