Monday, April 12, 2010

Tina Fey Isn't Funny

At the risk of being sacrilege, I'm going to write something I've been wanting to get off my chest for a long time.

Tina Fey isn't funny.

It's not because of the Sarah Palin impersonation. Frankly, Fey's Palin looks slightly emaciated and could use a nice helping of Alaskan moose meat. Besides, Palin has been a good sport about the whole thing.

My roomie Christopher and I made the mistake of watching SNL or at least the first half hour of it. Not only did I not laugh at anything Fey said I did not so much as crack a smile. Christopher was initially more receptive to her. But when it came to the skit where Fey portrayed a teacher fantasizing about her student (played by musical guest Justin Bieber) it was just too much for the both of us. I can't imagine the parents of boys who have been molested by their female teachers could have been too amused by it.

Now, I can't dispute the fact that Tina Fey is a huge success. She has a hit show with 30 Rock and the number one movie in the country with Date Night co-starring Steve Carell (who is funny). Yet I just don't get it. I don't get what passes for humor these days. Tina Fey is not in Gilda Radner's league and never will be.


Anonymous said...

who do you think is funny???

Anonymous said...

I completely agree, she isn't funny. Kristin Wiig is funny.