Colin Quinn Called Tina Fey The ‘C-Word’ Once At SNL But It Was Something Else That Made Him ‘Dead To Her’

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The world of comedy isn’t particularly nice to women. Even though ladies continue to dominate the comedy landscape — Amy Schumer and the ladies of Broad City to name just a few — it’s still a boy club. A club where boys often act like children.

Tiny Fey recalled a moment in her SNL tenure when then Weekend Update host called her up just to call her the c-word. No, not corny or chubby or Cheri Oteri. He called her a cunt. She didn’t really even know what brought it on.

Fey told Howard Stern today…

“I love him so much. I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on, and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over. It was very random. I was like, ‘What?!’ He left me a message and he said that. I couldn’t even guess why. Usually, if someone calls you that, you’re like, ‘I know what I did.'”

The issue was never really resolved and both talented comics went on to different projects. Fey started writing and starring in 30 Rock and tried to smooth things over — even though she was the one who should have been angry — by offering Quinn parts on three different episodes. The comic declined. This didn’t bother Fey as much as something else Quinn did that totally pissed off the Bossy Pants author.

I asked Colin to be on 30 Rock like three times after that, and he turned us down every time. I saw him on Girls and was like, ‘He’s dead to me.'”

The two have since patched things up.

[via Gothamist]

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