Tina Fey Covers 'Bust' Magazine and Reveals Text Thread With All Your Favorite Female Comedians
By John Boone
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Ready for some group message FOMO? (Yes, group message FOMO exists.)
Tina Fey graces the 100th issue of Bust Magazine and revealed that not only does she still keep in touch with the other ladies of Saturday Night Live, but she has a daily thread going with the likes of Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
"I have this text chain going with Amy, Maya, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, Rachel [Dratch], and Ana Gasteyer, and we talk every day on this thing, sharing pictures and bits," she revealed. "Oh my God, we just keep saying we could publish this thing. It's really funny."
"Paula Pell named it the SNL Tang, which I believe is short for poontang," Fey added.
While we await that publication -- seriously, we would buy a book that is just all their text messages -- Fey weighed in on the so-called "golden age of female comedians" and said it's not as golden as it may seem.
"When Amy and I were doing the Sisters junket, everyone was like, 'Isn't this an amazing time for women in comedy?' and I was like, 'I don’t know, is it?' Do I make what Will Ferrell makes? No," she explained.
"I think the next phase will be whether me and Amy will be allowed to age in this business," she continued. "I've met a lot of older male comedy writers who still work, but almost no female comedy writers who aren't marginalized in some way."
The 46-year-old comedian did share a golden story about one funny girl in her life: her 4-year-old daughter, Penelope. Here's Penelope's latest antics:
"The other night she was doing anything to stall going to sleep, and one of her last-ditch efforts was, 'Mommy, let's lick tongues.' And I said, 'No, that's inappropriate,' to which she answered, 'But nobody's around!' Which is terrifying for a parent to hear -- that their kid's moral compass is like, it's OK if no one sees it. I asked her, who do you lick tongues with when no one’s around? To which she sheepishly replied, ‘Teddy,’ who is our dog."
"I got the best possible answer, right?" she concluded. "It's not the doorman, it's not some kid at school. It's the dog."
In other news, Fey hasn't signed up for any sort of social media yet, but she revealed to ET the one thing that would get her on Twitter. Find out what she said in the video below.