Day: November 10, 2010

Tina Fey wins Mark Twain Prize, answers questions from fans over the Internet

Tina Fey was in Washington, D.C., last night to receive the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from The Kennedy Center. Many of her funny, famous friends were in attendance to show their support, and you'll be able to watch the proceedings when PBS airs footage from the event on Nov. 14, 2010. In advance, PBS sat down Fey to answer questions culled from fans over Facebook and Twitter. What they wanted to know: What work of yours will have the most lasting social impact? If you could go back in time, what would you ask Mark Twain? Who makes you laugh? How is writing for SNL different from writing for 30 Rock? How do you build confidence when you perform? What did improv teach you? What have you learned about yourself since your improv days? And finally: Cake or pie? If you don't like the answers, blame yourselves for not coming up with better questions....

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Watch Rory Scovel on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

If you're a stand-up comedian and want to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, then it certainly helps to be a little bit different and be showcasing your differences as a popular fixture in New York City's indie comedy scene. At least that's the current booking trend in 30 Rock's Studio 6B, and Rory Scovel is no exception to that rule. You've read about Scovel on this site before. Scovel is the kind of comedian who is not afraid to play with and flip an audience's expectations of him, sometimes doing full sets in a character without ever acknowledging he is in character. His performance from last night on Late Night is a bit more traditional, if anything Scovel does is traditional stand-up. Roll it!...

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