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Episode 206: Nerdist Podcast
Tina Fey
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Nerdist Podcast: Tina Fey

The amazing, hilarious and very talented Tina Fey is on the podcast! Chris talks to her about the difficulties of driving in New York City and how she balances writing movies, TV shows, acting and having a family all at once! Also, the penile special fx from 1983’s “Sleepaway Camp” are THOROUGHLY dissected…

Artwork by Jenny Fine

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  1. Andrew says:

    <3 Tina

  2. Lisa says:

    What the What?! is my favorite expression! Thanks Tina! Read your book, loved it!

    Chris, I’m new to your Nerdy ways but I think I like it. Thanks.

  3. I really like the little intro songs in the background of your talking at the beginning. I dunno if they’re made by you or whatever but they’re really nice and you should put them up somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I thought my and my small group of C-list horror movie mockers/lovers were the only ones who had actually seen all of the Sleep Away Camp movies… feel less weird now!

  5. setlasmon says:

    only a long time friend of Adam Carolla would make a dirigible joke! hahahaaa… awesome. hiiiiiiii, Chriiiiiiis!

  6. Dan says:

    Hey Chris, does this mean you’ll be on 30 Rock?

  7. Jamie says:

    I totally agree with Nora – amos beats were genius in the live show. what a gut instinct Tina has!

  8. Josh says:

    Oh, and P.S.: Nice shootin’ Lucky!

  9. Josh says:

    (I was born in Columbia, MO, then moved to NY, btw, incase I offended any tigers in my previous post)

  10. Josh says:

    What’s that movie starring Kathy Bates as the well-read psychopath? “Missouri”?

  11. Exactly! And the only thing more bankrupt than the Midwestโ€™s sense of humor about itself is the California State Treasury. My wallet has been severely Californicated.

  12. Josh says:

    lol @Doc, you mean something like:

    Hey Vinny-sausage-pizza-head! If I wanted to live in NY I’d mug myself!

    It’s like my mutha always said, ‘Just because no one’s listening doesn’t mean New Yorkers aren’t talking!’

  13. Mark says:

    Not only did they have a local college kid wear a plaster bust of Angela, they paid him with a case of beer. One of my favorite pieces of information I ever learned in film school.

  14. Amanda says:

    This was amazing! She is one of my lady hero’s and I greatly enjoyed listening to this podcast.

  15. mariel says:

    This was marvellous. Selfishly i wish she’d talked about what it’s like to work with Alec Baldwin, but that’s not supposed to be taken negatively in any way (oh Nerd-Overlord Chris-mitus, please know, that i love you!). I love how fame is a byproduct of her desire to be funny. Liz Lemon is my favourite character on TV. Whilst i was listening to this, I was totally lizzing!

  16. LIKE!
    Plus it’s not like California and New York don’t have have a shitload of fodder for comebacks. Don’t get mad flyover states, get even!

  17. Chris Hardwick says:

    @Cory: we wanted to evolve our jokes about the Midwest but it doesn’t believe in evolution…


    I take it all back.

  18. Rachel says:

    I love this podcast so much! You never fail to talk about at least one thing that is relevant to me at the moment. I am in the process of reading all of the hitchhiker’s guide books.

  19. Jen says:

    Haven’t listened yet, had to download on my computer. For some reason, not able to download on iphone yesterday or today. Could download some podcasts , but nothing for Nerdist and a few others.

  20. Cory says:

    I realize I’m just some dumb hick from the flyover states, but isn’t it a little hack to keep shitting on the Midwest? C’mon, it’s getting more than a little old.

  21. Tiffany says:

    Great episode Chris! Even though I’m not in the comedy field I am a woman that considers Tina Fey a great role model and someone I would like to emulate.
    She is definitely up there with the comedy greats. Male or female.
    Nerd love al around and much hugs.

  22. SlimCharles says:

    Cool episode. 30 Rock still remains terribly unfunny for me, though ๐Ÿ™

  23. john howard says:

    How do I feel about Tina Fey?…..”I want to go there!”…With all due respect, I love Tina Fey and I think she may be the smartest person currently living on this earth….She seems to be the kind of person you’d like to invite over for supper….So, Tina….Standing invitation!

  24. Erica says:

    My new favorite description of ‘sex and the city’…”I love the colors!”

  25. Doug says:

    If you ever want to really treat yourself then look up that Will Forte but that Tina talks about, it is one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen in my life.

  26. Stacey says:

    Sleepaway Camp is one of the best worst movies ever.

  27. Charles H says:

    I’m sure this episode is going to be super awesome but I am always a little sad when I the description and there is not Matt or Jonah.

  28. Maggie says:

    I really enjoyed the interview (good questions Chris). Nice to know TIna & I have something in common (Nestle choco-powder over vanilla ice cream).
    Also, great portrait of the 2 of you by Jenny Fine!

  29. Patty Marvel says:

    As weird as this sounds, this interview temporarily satisfies my wish to see Chris on SNL. Maybe because this was kinda, sorta SNL adjacent?

  30. Batter says:

    I enjoyed this throughout, but mostly you expressing your gratitude for her coming on the show. I splooged when I saw the name for this one.

  31. Zac says:

    Ugh, how can you say the Hitchhiker’s Guide movie was good!? Nerd rage … rising! They got way too caught up in in-jokes (OMG, let’s make the cathedral on Viltvodle VI be a giant replica of Douglas Adams’ nose! Let’s have Zaphod Beeblebrox call Ford Prefect “Praxibetel Ix”!) and forget about the spirit of Hitchhiker’s, which is to actually be funny.

  32. Nora says:

    That Amos and Andy bit was genius. Follow them instincts, Ms Fey.

  33. Don says:

    Tina Fey! I can’t wait to hear this one. If you haven’t sat back with a smug look on your face and told yourself how awesome you have made your life Chris Hardwick…do it now. You deserve it.

  34. Jamee says:

    As a nerd who loves Mean Girls…squee. ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Sandi says:

    Yes, please. Just when I thought this podcast couldn’t get any better, you have Tina Fey on. She’s so awesomely funny, and great. Thanks, Nerdist for making my Monday sooooo much better!

  36. Hester says:

    Article about nerd politics –

    (silly place to post it but I don’t have a Twitter account or want to navigate away from Fey!)

  37. NeuroMan42 says:

    A plaster mask of Angela’s face which was worn by a naked college man in the climactic final scene of Sleepaway Camp. Knowing is half the battle.

  38. Amanda says:

    What the what?!?

  39. Eric Cousino says:

    Already listened to it this morning on my commute. It is great! It made my day! I can die happy now. You got freaking Tina Fey! Happy Joy!

  40. francisco says:

    speaking of 30-Rock-isms leaking into real life. My friends and I say “I want to go to there” pretty often.

  41. Craig says:

    BOO! Can’t download ever since latest iPhone app. Internets says its an Apple server issue…

  42. Livius says:

    Downloading now.
    This is going to be amazing as always.