Confessions of a Juggler

February 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm (Uncategorized)

I haven’t watched Saturday Night Live for years. And in the final years when I did watch, it was usually only for Tina Fey on “Weekend Update.”

When she made the transition to the sitcom with 30 Rock, I couldn’t have been happierI’ve watched the show from its first episode, and while not every one is a classic, it is consistently funnier than pretty much everything on TV.  

Johanna Schneller’s column in the Globe and Mail this week makes mention of an article by Fey in the February 14 issue of the New Yorker entitled “Confession of a Juggler.” You can’t read the article at the New Yorker site unless you’re a subscriber, but it’s widely avaialble elsewhere (Here for example). Very funny and well worth your time. It also contains  this astute  observation:

I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all “crazy.” I have a suspicion – and hear me out, because this is a rough one – that the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore.

Have a read.


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