Some of Fey’s best loved sketches on “SNL” had her busting out the Philly accent and local quirks. On the show, she’s been known to trash talk in the name of love for the Philadelphia Eagles, while also poking fun at the rough and tumble edges of her hometown.
Fey, whose mother worked at a brokerage and whose father was a university grant-proposal writer, grew up with one brother in Upper Darby, a township to the west of Philadelphia proper.
Fey has reminisced about developing her love for comedy while growing up there. Earlier this year, she made a surprise visit to her old high school to do some filming in support of her Broadway show, “Mean Girls.”
Students, of course, freaked out. A post on Facebook encapsulating how much she's loved on her home soil, said, “Once a Royal, Always a Royal! Welcome home, Tina!”