|Born||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation||Television producer, writer and stand-up comedian|
Alex Herschlag is an American television producer, writer and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his work on the sitcom Will & Grace for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2000, as a part of the producing and writing team. He was nominated five more times, until he left the series after the seventh season.
Life and career
Herschlag was born in The Bronx, New York and grew up in Spring Valley. He moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend McGill University where he majored in Psychology. He began performing stand-up comedy in Montreal and continued doing so when he moved to San Francisco after graduating college. While living in San Francisco, he began writing comedy material for various sketch comedy groups.
He then moved to Los Angeles, where he began and performing with a comedy group featuring a then-unknown Molly Shannon. After a number of career disappointments, Herschlag began writing material for various stand-up comedians. He met Ellen DeGeneres, through this experience, who hired him as a producer and writer on her self-titled 1990s sitcom from 1995 to 1997.
Herschlag's other television credits include Costello, Teachers, Andy Barker, P.I., Sit Down, Shut Up, Modern Family, 100 Questions and Hot in Cleveland. He has also been credited as a writer for the Primetime Emmys, the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards.
- "Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations for Alex Herschlag". Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
- "NBC Will & Grace cast bio: Alex Herschlag". NBC.com. Retrieved January 20, 2012.