Tiny Fey, the creator, writer and star of "30 Rock," appeared at the Central Parkway branch of the Free Library to promote her new book, "BossyPants."
Fey, a graduate of Upper Darby High School, was thrilled to return to her hometown. Her proud parents were in the audience.
Steve Burke from Comcast, with his wife and four of his children in tow, introduced Fey by saying "Welcome to Kabletown." He acknowleged "30 Rock" is one of the few hits on NBC. Burke gave her a compliment by repeating Lorne Michael's comment that she is the most talented person at NBC.
By the way, Lorne Michael refused to meet his new boss for breakfast, but did meet Burke for a dinner after the Thursday night run through of "Saturday Night Live." Lorne said to Burke, "Breakfast is out of the question."
Tina Fey credited her sixth grade teacher in Upper Darby with encouraging to write. She got her start writing a humor column for the school newspaper. A community theater group in Upper Darby gave Fey her first taste of the theater.
When asked about Alec Baldwin's announcement that he was leaving "30 Rock" after next year, Tina Fey said, "Alec is famous for making pronouncements and then changing his mind."
After Al Franken won the Senate without Fey's financial support, she texted him, "I knew that you could do it without my help." The new Senator texted back, "F--k you!"
Fey admitted that he unusual cover, which is a picture of Fey juxtaposed with hairy arms, "creeps people out."
Fey had mixed feelings about her iconic role as Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live." It certainly raised my profile, but it also created a group of people that hated me, " explained Fey.
The book and lecture were a little disappointing because Fey revealed very little and did not dish on her colleagues.