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Tina Fey, the executive producer, head writer, and star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy “30 Rock,” will be the next guest in Hamilton College’s Sacerdote Great Names Series, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Update Oct. 16: Tickets for the event are now sold out.
Tina Fey is an award-winning writer, actress, and producer who is known as Liz Lemon from her three-time Emmy Award-winning comedy series “30 Rock.” Prior to creating “30 Rock,” Fey completed nine seasons as a writer and cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”
Fey’s film projects include “Sisters,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “Date Night” and Mean Girls” (which she wrote). In 2010, Fey became the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In April 2011, she released her first book, Bossypants, which topped The New York Times bestseller list for more than 36 consecutive weeks.
Members of the Hamilton community can view the event online, but they must login using their My Hamilton username and password.
Fey and friend Amy Poehler took great pleasure in co-hosting the Golden Globe Awards from 2013-15. Fey was also co-creator and executive producer of the hit Netflix comedy series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and an executive producer of the NBC comedy series “Great News.” Most recently, Fey wrote the book for the Tony-nominated hit Broadway musical “Mean Girls,” based on the film of the same title.
The Sacerdote Series is named in recognition of a significant gift from the family of Alex Sacerdote, a 1994 Hamilton graduate. Other speakers in the series have included Susan Rice, Aretha Franklin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Derek Jeter, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Jon Stewart, Madeleine Albright, Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lady Margaret Thatcher, F.W. deKlerk, and David Cameron.