She’s definitely one of the smartest and funniest comedians and comedy writers out there right now – SNL’s bespectacled Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey.
Ms. Fey is not a comedy-biz extrovert. She speaks softly and carefully, so much so that, at times, a cassette recorder only a few inches away can barely register her words. In a profession studded with hams, that makes Ms. Fey something of an anomaly. “She would never be one of those loud people in a restaurant,” said Ms. Dratch, recalling the sometimes raucous SNL staff dinners. “She’s more like sitting off in the corner … and then, under her breath, she’ll say some line that brings the house down.”