John Riggi - Episode 368

Steve Cooper talks with writer/comic/director John Riggi.  John is an Emmy-winning writer, director and producer. He started his career as a stand-up comedian, logging appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as well his own comedy stand up special on HBO. He made the transition from stand-up comedian to television writer when he began work as a staff writer on The Dennis Miller Show. From there he worked on -- and eventually became the head writer on -- the award winning Larry Sanders Show, starring Garry Shandling. He has written for such notable shows as Will & Grace, Family Guy and The Bernie Mac Show, where his writing was acknowledged with the Humanitas Prize. More recently he served for six seasons an executive producer on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock. In addition to writing, he directed numerous episodes of this critically acclaimed show. He currently Riggi is under contract with Warner Bros. Television and was thrilled to be reunited with Michael Patrick King and Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback this past season.

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