What I've Learned About "Bombing" From Tina Fey


Failure not only is an option, it is a reality for all of us. Tina Fey's clear understanding of bombing puts failure in its place...

What I learned about “bombing” as an improviser at Second City was that bombing is painful, but it doesn’t kill you. No matter how badly an improv set goes, you will still be physically alive when it’s over. What I learned about bombing as a writer at Saturday Night is that you can’t be too worried about your “permanent record.” Yes, you’re going to write some sketches that you love and are proud of forever—your golden nuggets. But you’re also going to write some real shit nuggets. And unfortunately, sometimes the shit nuggets will make it onto the air. You can’t worry about... – Tina Fey, Bossypants

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