In Bossypants, Tina addresses the nature of being a powerful woman in the generally male-dominated world of comedy. She says interviewers will often ask her if it's weird being the boss. "You wouldn't ask Donald Trump that. You wouldn't ask Lee Iacocca if that was weird," she says. "It's not weird."
Tina credits her time at SNL for teaching her how to be a boss. "I was the head writer at Saturday Night Live, and that's like trying to manage a bunch of 6-foot-tall guys who don't care about anything. You're trying to get them to do their work," she says. "And I learned a lot from Lorne Michaels, actually, about being a boss. One of the best things he ever told me was, 'Don't hire anyone that you wouldn't want to run into by the bathrooms at 3 in the morning because you're going to be there all night.' If a person talks too much or gets mad and throws stuff, don't hire them."