So it’s been the buzz of the Internet these past 24 hours or so: Tina Fey, the ex-head writer for Saturday Night Live returned to the show just to do a dead-on impersonation of Sarah Palin.
It has got to be one of the best political impersonations ever done on SNL and ranks right up there with Will Farrell’s Goerge W. Bush, Dana Carvey’s George Bush Sr., and Darrel Hammond’s Al Gore.
Meanwhile, Tina Fey was responsible for writing some of the funniest sketches on SNL during her tenure and now writes and stars in her own NBC show, “30 Rock”, which is also absolutely hilarious. Fey, in my book, has proven herself to be one of the funniest and smartest comic writers of all time, and – perhaps ironically considering the political undertones of this particular sketch – a new trailblazer for female comics.
Scoring the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this month is testament to that.