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Tina Fey, Your Boss?! American Workers Say 'Yes, Please'

All Goldstein/NBC Universal(NEW YORK) -- American workers don’t have a say in who their boss is, but if given the opportunity, a majority would pick Tina Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, from NBC’s 30 Rock.

Conan O’Brien was the second most popular choice for a fun boss, followed by actor Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott, the boss on NBC’s The Office.

The findings come from a survey of 1,000 people commissioned by the Nestle food company.

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Best in Comedy Honored at First Annual Awards Show

NBC Universal(NEW YORK) -- David Letterman received the highest honor, Eddie Murphy was recognized as an icon, and Modern Family won best TV show as winners were announced for the first annual comedy awards during a telecast in New York on Saturday.

"The Comedy Awards" is touted as the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform annual event recognizing the best in comedy.

Letterman was awarded "The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence" in honor of a comedian who best embodies the comedic qualities of the legendary talk show host. Also receiving top honors was Eddie Murphy, who was given the "Comedy Icon Award", recognizing the comedian for his extraordinary contribution to the world of comedy.

Other winners included 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin as Best Comedy Actor in television and Kristen Wiig as Best Comedy Actress for her work in Saturday Night Live. Modern Family also won Best Comedy Directing-TV in addition to Best Comedy Series.

On the big screen, Tiny Fey for Date Night and Zach Galifianakis for Dinner for Schmucks won Best Comedy Actress and Actor in film, while The Other Guys was named Best Comedy Film.

The show will air April 10 at 9 p.m. EST on Comedy Central and several MTV networks, including Spike TV and VH1.

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Tina Fey Honored with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Photo Courtesy - All Goldstein | NBC(WASHINGTON) -- As she prepared to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Tina Fey joined comedians and colleagues from Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., bowing humbly to the legends who came before her in receiving this award.
“I’m very, very grateful and very kind of humbled because all the other people who hold this prize are very meaningful to me,” Tina Fey told ABC News. “From Steve Martin to Lorne Michaels, Dr. Cosby, Lily Tomlin.  These are people that I just have admired for so long, so I’m very honored to be among them.”
But Fey has made waves of her own in the comedy world. At the age of 40, Fey is the youngest person to ever receive the prize and is the third woman, joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin in the elite group of honorees.
The Mark Twain Prize is bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate the characteristics of Mark Twain, who was considered to be one of the world’s premier social commentators and satirist.

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NBC's '30 Rock' Goes Live Thursday Night 

Photo Courtesy - NBC Universal, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Live from New York, it's...30 Rock?  A new episode of the NBC comedy will air live Thursday night on both the East Coast and the West Coast from the same Manhattan studio used by Saturday Night Live.

30 Rock star Tina Fey, a former SNL cast member, says the West Coast version will be slightly different from the version that will be seen in the Eastern time zone earlier in the night.  She says, "We'll probably change jokes from one to another for the fun of it, and we're going to have some special guests on that show, too."  One of those special guests will be Matt Damon.

In the episode, Fey's character, Liz Lemon, becomes upset when her colleagues at NBC forget her birthday.  The episode will air live on both coasts at 8:30 p.m.

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