Gene Perret just may be the funniest man you’ve never heard of. Gene has been a comedy writer for his entire working life. He is also the author of over 40 books; the latest of which is titled Tales From The Script: The Behind-the-Camera Adventures of a TV Comedy Writer.
Here are some of the shows for which he’s written:
Welcome back, Kotter, Three’s Company, The Tim Conway Show, The Jim Nabors Show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in, The New Bill Cosby Show, The Helen Reddy Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Mama’s Family, All in the Family, Joe and Sons, What’s Happening!!, Gimme a Break! and Love, American Style.
Gene received 7 Emmy nominations—won 3; and 2 Writer’s Guild Award nominations—won 1.
Which situation comedy was his favorite? Mama’s Family.
Also noteworthy in his career, Gene was also the lead comedy writer for Bob Hope.
Listen to the entire interview below: