Tina Fey is among the famous faces listed for David Letterman’s final 28 shows.
Tina Fey and her fellow actors, musicians, etc., will bid farewell to the late night TV veteran as he gets ready to take his final bow on May 20th after 33 years.
Besides Tina Fey, guests include Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Michael J. Fox, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis.
Musical Guests will include Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, and Tom Waits.
Tina Fey was in the news last week, along with her hilarious new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when famous Hollywood dermatologist, Fredric Brandt, commited suicide.
Brandt was widely assumed to be the inspiration for Unbreakable‘s kooky Dr. Grant (aka Dr. Franff), played by Martin Short.
Sources close to the situation say that Tina Fey‘s show isn’t completely to blame, but should shoulder part of it.
One source said, “He was depressed. Did the show upset him? Yes. It was a mean characterization. He was a human being, no one would like that. It was making fun of him for the way he looked and it was mean and it was bullying. It was an illness, he suffered from depression. He always seemed like the life of the party, he would sing and rap his way through the day.”
The source continued, “It wasn’t the only thing troubling him, it was just one factor. It definitely hurt him. He was absolutely upset, who would want that? But that was not why he committed suicide. But it didn’t help.”
The source added, “He was the nicest, kindest man alive, and they poke fun of him? Why? Because he looks different. Does Tina Fey teach her daughter to make fun of people? I don’t think so. As a mother, I wonder if that’s what she teaches her daughter. If someone looks different from you, do you make fun of them?”
That had to hurt on Tina Fey’s end, and I’m sure she feels bad about it.
What do you think of Tina Fey’s alleged contribution to Dr. Brandt’s depression?