Tina Fey explains the lack of women in late night
May 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Tina Fey explains the lack of women in late night

With all of the smart, uproariously funny women in the world, it is greatly curious that none of them are ruling late night.

Aside from some of the ladies in the land of cable, the late night space is wanting for a feminine touch - and Tina Fey has an interesting theory as to why broadcast network late night shows have been without a female presence for so long.

On "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Wednesday, Fey admitted that the "late night wars" are her Super Bowl.

"I have a theory about how women are going to break through in late night," Fey said, going on to propose a possibility that's about as ludicrous as women not already having broken through in late night.

"A lot of these hosts get their job when they're like 35 or 40, and they keep them until they're like 65," Fey continued. "So if you're a lady, what do you wear? If you go in with a cocktail dress, and then you're 45, and you're 50, there's going to come a day where you go, 'I don't got it. Bring me the jacket!' That's why I think Ellen is going to be the first to break through, because she's already wearing jackets!"

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