Tina Talks Emmys, Jay, and Sarah...Sorta

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 12:44 PM CDT
In this undated photo released by NBC, actors Tina Fey as Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy are shown in a scene from "30 Rock."   (AP Photo/NBC, Mitchell Haaseth, file)
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(Newser) – As if its record 22 Emmy nominations weren’t enough, 30 Rock also recently landed a syndication deal. Tina Fey talks success—and Sarah Palin—with Broadcasting & Cable:

  • On possibly hosting the Emmys: "No, I think it's a hard job and a thankless one. I think maybe it's also a job for a standup [comic], and I was never a standup. I guess, never say never. But the thought of it makes me feel sweaty."

  • On 30 Rock's prospects in syndication: "I do think it is a show that stands up particularly well under repeat viewing. So many people say to me I watched, then I Tivo'd it again, then I watched a third time and noticed a whole other joke. Its denseness makes for good repeating."
  • On The Jay Leno Show: "My take is I have the fascinating curiosity of a 100% spectator. I'm going to be just really interested to see how the shows work together, that many hours of comedy and talk working together"
  • On what Sarah Palin should do next: "I wouldn't begin to know."
(Read more Tina Fey stories.)