Memo to Tina Fey: Lou Diamond Phillips, While Excellent, Is Not Latino (an Explainer)

A couple days ago, Billy Eichner posted an “On the Street” in which he asked “LaTina Fey” to name 20 Latino performers in one minute. Not only did she call queen Gina Rodriguez “the woman from Jane the Virgin,” she named Lou Diamond Phillips who, while great, is not Latino. »10/01/15 6:00pm10/01/15 6:00pm

SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… »7/28/15 8:45pm7/28/15 8:45pm

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is Basically a '90s Tween Disney Sitcom

Because I don't live under a rock, but rather a pile of blankets and empty Ben & Jerry's containers, I, like many others, spent last weekend watching the entirety of Netflix's new Tina Fey-penned show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From the start, I felt there was something deeply familiar about this show, aside from… »3/14/15 1:30pm3/14/15 1:30pm

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer Is Here and It's a Cult Classic

Netflix has released the first trailer for the Tina Fey/Robert Carlock produced The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars Ellie Kemper as a doomsday cult member who, after years in an underground vault in Indiana, learns that the world hasn't ended and moves to New York City to start her above-ground life. »1/22/15 3:10pm1/22/15 3:10pm

Watch Tina Fey in a Weird Banana-Themed Improv Sketch From 1997

Let's take a trip back to 1997, when Tina Fey was performing improv as part of Chicago's Second City. In this video, Fey imitates the calm, soothing tones of a WBEZ host (named Lynn Mahevic) who waxes poetic about the cultural significance of the banana and "its place in religion and history and art—its resonance in… »12/18/14 6:50pm12/18/14 6:50pm