Tina Fey Revisits Sarah Palin Guest Spot on ‘Saturday Night Live’: “That’s What They’ll Show When I Die”

Published on Apr 16, 2019

Tina Fey Revisits Sarah Palin Guest Spot on ‘Saturday Night Live’: “That’s What They’ll Show When I Die”

Political comedy is a dense field of tough decisions to navigate; the decision to bring elected officials on a TV show for a punchline is never an easy one. As Tina Fey describes to David Tennant on his delightful and aptly named “David Tennant Does a Podcast With…”, she understood from the outset that one of the most notable examples of political comedy from her career was destined to be fraught.

Fey spoke about her experience guesting on “Saturday Night Live” during the 2008 presidential campaign. Deep into her role playing then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, “SNL” made the choice to have Palin appear on the show to respond. Even though Fey objected to show boss Lorne Michaels’ decision, she relented on a particular condition. “I didn’t want him to have her on and I didn’t want to be in a two-shot with her, because I thought, ‘Well, that

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Author: Steve Greene