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Legendary Comedy Writer Discusses Being Head Writer For Letterman, Writing For Norm MacDonald, and Seinfeld!

December 15, 2023
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In today's episode, we're thrilled to sit down with the legendary Steve O'Donnell, an American television writer with an impressive portfolio that includes Late Night with David Letterman, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and The Chris Rock Show.

His comedic influence extends to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and various shows such as The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Dana Carvey Show, and Norm Macdonald Has a Show on Netflix.

O'Donnell's comedic genius has earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program." In 2017, the Writers Guild of America recognized his contributions with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence, featuring a special appearance by the recently retired David Letterman.

Beyond writing, O'Donnell has made brief on-screen appearances in Strangers With Candy and The Sarah Silverman Program, showcasing his versatility in the entertainment industry.

Join us as we unravel the fascinating journey of Steve O'Donnell, a true pioneer in the comedy landscape. Subscribe, leave a review, and let's dive into the world of laughter with one of the industry's brightest minds.

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Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

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His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in Eyewitness History is what drives him.
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