Tina Fey Says It’s a ‘Terrible Time’ for Women in Comedy

Tina Fey thinks this it’s a “terrible time” for women in comedy.

The actress, in a cover story for Town & Country, spoke openly about the struggles of women seeking to make comedies and about the types of questions she gets asked.

“Every single interviewer asked, ‘Isn’t this an amazing time for women in comedy?’ People really wanted us to be openly grateful – ‘Thank you so much!’ – and we were like, ‘No, it’s a terrible time,'” Fey said. “If you were to really look at it, the boys are still getting more money for a lot of garbage, while the ladies are hustling and doing amazing work for less.”

Along with the questions about women in comedy, Fey said, while doing press for “Sisters,” she and Amy Poehler were also asked whether the two fought and what they fought about.

“We fight about the same things Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg fight about,” Fey said. “Do you ask them that question?”

Fey has been busy on the press circuit, as her latest film, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” based loosely on journalist Kim Barker’s experience as a war reporter in Afghanistan, opens on March 4.

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