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Robert Carlock
Profession: Screenwriter, Television producer
  • Program creator
  • Writer
  • Executive producer
  • Birthdate: 1972/1973 (age 41–42)
    Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts
    Other Works:
  • 30 Rock
  • Relevant Pages

    Robert Morgan Carlock (born 1972/73[1]) is an American television producer and screenwriter who has worked as a writer for several NBC television comedies, and as a show runner for 30 Rock.


    Carlock began writing for the Dana Carvey Show in 1996.[2][3] Following that, he was a member of the writing staff of Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2001, contributing to 99 episodes of the show.[4] One of his notable SNL sketches was NPR's Delicious Dish with Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. In 2011, Ben and Jerry's released a new ice cream flavor based on the sketch written by Carlock and named it "Schweddy Balls".

    Carlock left SNL in 2001 to write for Friends in Los Angeles, working on the show until 2004 when he joined the staff of Friends spinoff Joey for two years. Carlock then moved back to New York to work with his old SNL crew on an "Untitled Tina Fey Project" in 2006, and has since been writing and producing for 30 Rock.


    In addition to winning three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Carlock has been nominated for the Emmy’s individual writing award three times. He has won multiple Producers’ Guild and Writers’ Guild Awards as well as recognition from the American Film Institute. His work on 30 Rock also garnered Carlock a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Association Award, a GLAAD Award, a Gold Plaque from the Hugo Television Awards, a Golden Nymph from the Monaco Film and Television Festival, a Bravo A-List Award, some award that’s shaped like a Calder stabile, a Comedy Central Comedy Award, and a Golden Globe.