Tina Fey: My kids are weirdos

Tina Fey

Tina Fey has come to terms with the fact that her children are “weirdos”.

The American funny woman is one of the hottest names in comedy thanks to TV shows Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.

She has two children with husband Jeff Richmond; Alice, eight, and two-year-old Penelope, and thinks they have both inherited her funny gene.

“Our kids are both funny in different ways. They’re inherently weirdos. The littler they are, the smaller the filter on their weirdness. The youngest – she’s just pure, she says whatever she wants,” Tina told British magazine Time Out London.

“Like if I tell her no to something – ‘No, it’s too late for cartoons, no more cookies today’ – she will very sincerely try to choke me to death. She’ll have her little tiny hands around my throat and I’ll just be laughing.”

Tina, 43, started her television career in 1999, and has been awarded two Golden Globes in recognition of her talents.

Although she’s made a career out of making people laugh, Tina finds it hard to pin point the moment she realized she could be comedienne.

“Funny is more a journey. And a desperate attempt, it’s not like growing up beautiful, where you can look in the mirror and be like, ‘I’m beautiful!’ You mostly know that you want to be funny – you know that you have the desire,” she divulged.

Tina will soon be gracing the big screen as Nadya in Muppets Most Wanted, a chance she jumped at because it meant working with her number one amphibian crush.

“I am kind of in love with Kermit, I really am. But he’s spoken for. So I’d have to think of which Muppets are single… Gonzo has his chicken wife – that would have been my next choice. So, I’m going to say Lew Zealand. I like the way he dresses,” she laughed.

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