Tina Fey to Receive Media Award at Temple Next Week

Fey, an Upper Darby native, will talk with Temple students next Friday and receive an award from the college's School of Media and Communication.

We only have one question about Tina Fey‘s appearance at Temple next week: Will she make any Bill Cosby jokes?

Fey’s 30 Rock made a joke about the scores of sexual assault allegations against Cosby back in 2009, before Hannibal Buress delivered his infamous Bill Cosby routine at The Trocadero in October 2014. Fey also made Cosby jokes while hosting the 2015 Golden Globes with Amy Poehler.

Cosby still holds an honorary from Temple, and Cosby’s lawyer (Patrick O’Connor) is still the chair of the Temple Board of Trustees. And Fey will appear at Temple University next Friday to accept the Lew Klein Award for Excellence in the Media. Sure, she’s getting an award so she might be nice — but she is a comedian, and passing up an opportunity to make a Bill Cosby joke there… well, what comedian would?

Fey, who earlier this year created a scholarship for veterans at Temple’s School of Media and Communication in memory of her father, will receive the award in honor of longtime Temple professor Klein.

The Upper Darby native and 30 Rock creator/star will also speak with students for an hour before the luncheon award ceremony. Also being honored are several Temple alums: Director Michael Grossman, columnist/radio host Solomon Jones, Golf Channel analyst Rich Lerner, FCB Health exec Rich Levy, CBS VP Laurie Seidman and Boston TV reporter Chanteé Lans.

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