After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey went on to create and star in the critically acclaimed NBC comedy 30 Rock, Baby Mama and Date Night. She has received numerous awards, including seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Writers Guild of America Awards.
In 2013, Entertainment Weekly called Tina Fey “the funniest woman in the free world.
EW quoted Mindy Kaling saying “I always feel unoriginal bringing up Tina as my inspiration, but she’s everyone’s inspiration for a reason.”
Saturday Night Live has seen its fair share of celebrity hosts. Alec Baldwin leads the amount of time hosted with a total of 16 times, his first appearance was April 21, 1990, and his most recent appearance was on Sept. 24, 2011. Baldwin is closely followed by Steve Martin and John Goodman, who have hosted a total of 15 and 13 times.
Saturday Night Live has been on air for more than 40 years, spanning the time period of President Nixon’s resignation to the first African American President, Barack Obama, being elected President.
Fey will host the premiere on September 28th, followed by Miley Cyrus on Oct. 5 and Bruce Willis on Oct. 12