Andy Cowan

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Introduction . . . is an award-winning writer, producer and performer, the only writer associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Credits include multiple episodes of Cheers, Seinfeld (writer, program consultant) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (writer, executive story consultant) and numerous other comedies and talk/variety shows among his writing credits. He won a CableAce Award for producing, writing and starring in the Showtime 60 Minutes send-up, 6 Minutes. He began his career as a segment producer, writer and performer on The Merv Griffin Show during the '80s, and interviewed hundreds of luminaries, from Orson Welles to Jerry Seinfeld. His memoir, Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer's Guide to Seeing Stars, foreword by Jay Leno, was released by Black Rose Writing in 2018 and acquired in 2019 by The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, what Time Magazine cited in 2019 as one of the world's 100 greatest places. He received a Who's Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
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