Published on February 12th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Film Vault Friday: My Fey Lady

If you’re a comedian fortunate enough to make it onto Second City mainstage, you know you’ve arrived at something big. It’s a huge step for a young performer. It may be one of those moments that you realize you better damn well enjoy, because it seems life will be all downhill after that. Chances are, though, you’re wrong.

Want proof that life can exceed even your wildest imagination? Take a look at this clip of Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey in Second City’s production of Paradigm Lost, circa 1997.

Tina Fey

Keeping that thought in mind…

Don’t believe, even for a second, that the plain girl in the brown cardigan – relatively successful already – EVER thought she’d see herself on the cover of Vogue.

Amazing where life can take you, isn’t it? Full story and stunning photos from the March issue are up on the Vogue website.


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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