Lisa Kudrow to Host WGA Awards in L.A.

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'The Comeback' star will emcee the West Coast show on Feb. 14.

The Comeback star Lisa Kudrow will host the 2015 WGA West's gala Feb. 14 in Los Angeles.

Kudrow will emcee the WGA's West Coast awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Plaza. As previously announced, Daily Show correspondent and former Black-ish executive producer Larry Wilmore will host the 2015 Writers Guild Awards' New York ceremony.

A WGA West member since 2005, Kudrow in a statement said she was "truly honored" to accept the hosting gig, which follows the second season of her HBO series The Comeback. The Comeback stars Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a sitcom star desperate for the limelight and willing to be followed by reality TV cameras.

Hugh Fink, executive producer of the L.A. show, quipped that Kudrow was reluctant to preside over the ceremony when first approached. "But when I told her this awards show gets very little media attention, has no afterparty and doesn't pay anything, she said it was a no-brainer," Fink added in a statement.

Kudrow is best known for playing Phoebe Buffay on the long-running Friends, for which she earned an Emmy, and Fiona Wallice on Web Therapy.

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