Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shared some good gossip Saturday night as part of their “In Conversation” event for Netflix is a joke: the festival† The former Saturday Night Live stars were asked, “Who is the most famous person who has ever touched you?” — and Fey’s answer was surprising.
“This is the kind of weird thing that happened to me. Once when he was a host SNLat the afterparty it was late and Kevin Spacey was trying to hit me,” Fey told the crowd. “I was like, ‘Who is this for? Who is this little gig for?'”
Poehler joked that Fey “really screwed up”.
Spacey, who hosted the show in 2006 during Fey’s tenure, came out during his #MeToo scandal. In 2017, several men accused the Emmy winner of sexual misconduct. He has since been effectively cancelled.
When Poehler and Fey took the podium over the weekend, they began by referencing Dave Chappelle’s attack on the podium four days earlier. Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested and charged with four felonies for assaulting Chappelle during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the same Netflix event.
“We’re not stand-ups, so if you come here tonight to do a stand-up, find someone from Netflix and get your money back,” Fey joked. “We’ve seen what happened to Chappelle, and I don’t care what anyone says, I didn’t like it.”
“I didn’t like it either,” Poehler added.
“We were a little worried about that, but I feel like the atmosphere here feels good. I don’t feel anyone is going to try that. But we were a little nervous because we are very small,” Fey continued. “I feel like we need someone here as a backup, so I texted Jamie Foxx because he and I had the voices in Soul together… He didn’t answer the text. In my defense, I don’t think he gave me his real number. So we brought in another buddy of ours to do some sort of security tonight.”
Instead of Foxx, who was with Chappelle during the incident, 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer came on stage and delighted the audience.
Another juicy bit of info the ladies spilled on Saturday had to do with another one 30 Rock star. Fey revealed that she wanted to pair Poehler with James Marsden years ago.
“You were newly single, I knew he was single,” Fey said of Marsden, who played her love interest in the NBC comedy. “We were at the [Emmys or Golden Globes] and we went to an after party. It got into my head that I was going to hook you up with James Marsden. I walked out and I thought, ‘Jimmy, you should come to our after party.’ He said, “Oh, maybe I will,” and I said, “No, you should definitely come to our after party.” I was drunk.”
“I realized in my drunkenness that he thinks I was trying to fuck him, and I’m a married woman and he’s a gentleman,” Fey added. “I was not.”