LOS ANGELES -- Tina Fey mostly played for laughs as she promoted "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the new Netflix comedy that she co-created. But she got somber Wednesday when asked about the recent attack in Paris on a satirical newspaper.
"It's obviously a terrible event, tragic and unsettling," she said, also referrring to the controversy surrounding "The Interview."
Fey said social media has made it much easier for people to go after comedians since her days at "Saturday Night Live."
"It's a different environment now, but we're Americans," she said. "Even if it's just dumb jokes in 'The interview,' we have the right to make them."
Netflix announced that "Schmidt," starring Ellie Kemper as a woman trying to adjust after 15 years in a cult, will be available March 6.
Other Network premiere dates:
"Bloodline," a family drama set in southern Florida: March 20
"Daredevil," a highly anticipated product from the Marvel family: April 10
,"Grace and Frankie," a comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: May 8
The celebrities attending the first full day of the press tour included Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Eva Longoria, Gillian Anderson and Steve Wozniak.