Gene Perret - Episode 129

Steve Cooper talks with comedy writer Gene Perret. Gene is known as the guru of comedy writing. He has written for such comedians as Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, Tim Conway and many others. He has earned three Emmy Awards for the Carol Burnett Show and wrote for Bob Hope from 1969 until the performer's retirement. His television career includes producing Three's Company, Welcome Back Kotter and The Tim Conway Show. Other credits include Mama's Family, Laugh-In, All in the Family and many others. He has authored 40 books on comedy. One of them, Comedy Writing Step by Step is considered by many to be the textbook on comedy writing. He recently released The Ten Commandments of Comedy.


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