Tina Fey has found lots of success in Hollywood following her time on Saturday Night Live, but that success doesn't mean she's not immune to answering a question about her stint in late-night from time to time. David Letterman recently featured Fey on his series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and asked her who her comedy dream team would be for her very own late night comedy program. The actress replied with some great names like Maya Rudolph, Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Gilda Radner, Jan Hooks, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Eddie Murphy.
Fey's love for Saturday Night Live and its talent must run strong, as every member of her comedy dream team had been a cast member on the series at one point. Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Will Ferrell had all worked with Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live. Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy were on the series well before Tina Fey's time in the spotlight, but of course, have remained relevant in Hollywood in their time after. Fey's dream team would be a joy to see, although impossible as Gilda Radner, Jan Hooks, and Phil Hartman are all deceased.
Another interesting part of Tina Fey's list is that the cast is separated evenly between male and female. Fey, who became Saturday Night Live's first head female writer back in 1999, is a strong advocate for the inclusion of more women in the writers' room and comedy in general as many shows still have a dominant male presence. THR reported Fey talked a bit about her experience in her early days as a writer for SNL which prompted her mentioning a few times she found a jar of urine from male writers who didn't feel like walking to the bathroom. Fey also took David Letterman to task and reminded him his late-night talk show was noted to be one of the worst offenders back in the day when it came to including women in the creative process, which Letterman conceded was true, but that he didn't know why.
Tina Fey's dream team comedy cast list sounds amazing and well-thought out, even if it's almost impossible to imagine how a show with all those people would ever work. Some of these names had their heyday in a different era of comedy, so imagining how Will Ferrell and Gilda Radner would interact in a skit together is a bit difficult. Of course, it wouldn't be surprising if the brilliant mind behind Mean Girls or 30 Rock knew exactly how she would pair everyone up, and what skits would make this superstar lineup of Saturday Night Live gel in the best way possible.
Tina Fey's interview on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman is currently streaming on Netflix. For a breakdown of other things that are headed to the platform, visit our Netflix premiere guide. For a more general look at what's coming to television in 2018, hit up our summer premiere guide.
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