On Monday night, the “Rise Up New York!” telethon hosted by Tina Fey raised $115 million for COVID-19 relief through the Robin Hood Foundation. Fey joins TODAY to talk about that as well as her return to “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend and a special interactive edition of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She also gets a special birthday treat: vanilla Oreos and Spam!
Tina Fey got emotional when she announced $115 million was raised Monday night during a star-studded telethon. The fundraiser by Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, was aimed at helping people and non-profits most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Following Penelope's "L" bomb, Tina opened up about the Rise Up New York telethon, which took place later that day and focused on uplifting and supporting New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I feel really excited and privileged to get to go into NBC, you know, I think, I'm sure you feel the same here, that we just long to be—the only way we remotely know how to help is to go on TV and try to talk," she said. "So, I'm gonna go down there today and hopefully read some impressive fundraising totals."
During Monday's at-home episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Mean Girls star's interview with host Seth Meyers was hilariously interrupted by her daughter Penelope, who called her famous mom a loser.
"Please hold, there's a colonial lady coming in," Tina said as she noticed her youngest waiting in the wings. "Yes, may I help you? I'm sorry, you're not making a sound. What? We're taping a television program. Do you need something?" Then, the 8-year-old, who was donning a traditional colonial-styled gown, silently came into the frame and held up the loser sign to Tina and Seth.
Realizing what she was doing, the mom of two exclaimed, "The colonial lady just called us losers!" Laughing along with Tina, Seth chimed in, "Wait a second, we're not losers!" She added, "This means 'loyalists' in colonial times, so that's on you!"