Tina Fey is high fiving a million angels. She and Robert Carlock are set to receive an honor from The Writers Guild of America, East, a press release has announced. The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-creators will be presented with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence at the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place February 11 in New York.
Awarded to “writers who embody the spirit, commitment, and comic genius of Mr. Sargent,” the honor also recognizes its namesake’s “dedication to mentoring new writers.” Sargent served as president of the Wgae for over a decade and, like Fey and Carlock, he wrote for “Saturday Night Live.”
“We are honored to accept the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence,” said Fey and Carlock, who both serve as executive producers and writers on NBC sitcom “Great News.” The Emmy and WGA Award winners added,