On the latest episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Tina Fey opened up about the importance of giving women equal opportunities to men in the entertainment industry.
The conversation began when Letterman told this anecdote about the lack of women writers on his long-running talk shows such as Late Night.
Fey explained that the writing process at SNL was fair in that every writer had the opportunity to read aloud any sketches that they had written.
However, she went on to say that it was only when women became more involved in the whole process – from being present at table reads, writing and having production roles – that jokes began to emerge that wouldn't have been thought of otherwise.
Fey said that without women being in the room in the first place, opportunities for women writers will not develop.