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Robert Carlock

Co-Creator / Executive Producer / Writer, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Robert Carlock is an executive producer of NBC’s comedy series “Great News” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Carlock is an executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated Netflix original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which is currently shooting its third season. Previously, he was an executive producer and co-showrunner of NBC’s “30 Rock,” for which he won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and was individually nominated four times in the writing category.

During his tenure at “30 Rock,” Carlock garnered several Producers Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Peabody Award, a GLAAD Award, recognition from the American Film Institute, and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award. In addition, Carlock has won seven Writers Guild Awards for his work on “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live” and the Golden Globe Awards.  

Carlock started his career at “The Dana Carvey Show” where he worked with Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, among others. He then worked at “Saturday Night Live” for five seasons, including a two-year turn as a producer and the head writer of the “Weekend Update” segment. Following “Saturday Night Live,” he joined the writing staff of NBC’s hit comedy series “Friends,” during which time the show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and several People’s Choice Awards. After the show ended its 10-year run, he was a producer on the People’s Choice Award-winning “Friends” spinoff, “Joey.”

In 2016, Carlock wrote the feature film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” directed by John Requa and Glen Ficarra (“Crazy. Stupid. Love,” “This Is Us”) and starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfred Molina.

Carlock lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.