Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program


Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

The following is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program which was awarded since 1957. Before the name was changed into "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program", the award was named "Outstanding Writing Achievement In Comedy, Variety or Music". From 1975 till 1978 the award was separated in writing in series and in specials.

1950s

* 1957 "The Phil Silvers Show" - Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, Leonard Stern, Tony Webster
* 1958 "no award"
* 1959 "no award"

1960s

* 1960 "no award"
* 1961 "no award"
* 1962 "no award"
* 1963 "no award"
* 1964 "The Dick Van Dyke Show" - Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, Carl Reiner
* 1965 "no award"
* 1966 "An Evening with Carol Channing" - Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sheldon Keller
* 1967 "The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard" - Mel Brooks, Sam Denoff, Bill Persky, Carl Reiner, Mel Tolkin
* 1968 "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" - Chris Bearde, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Marc London, Allan Manings, David Panich, Hugh Wedlock, Digby Wolfe
* 1969 "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" - Allan Blye, Bob Einstein, Carl Gottlieb, Cy Howard, Steve Martin, Jerry Music, Murray Roman, Cecil Tuck, Paul Wayne, Mason Williams

1970s

* 1970 "Annie, The Women in the Life of a Man" - Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herb Sargent, Judith Viorst
* 1971 "The Flip Wilson Show" - Herbert Baker, Hal Goodman, Larry Klein, Bob Schiller, Norman Steinberg, Bob Weiskopf, Flip Wilson (tie)
* 1971 "Singer Presents Burt Bacharach"- Bob Ellison, Marty Farrell
* 1972 "The Carol Burnett Show" - Art Baer, Roger Beatty, Stan Burns, Stan Hart, Don Hinkley, Ben Joelson, Woody Kling, Mike Marmer, Arnie Rosen, Larry Siegel (tie)
* 1972 "The Trial of Mary Lincoln NET Opera Theatre" - Anne Howard Bailey
* 1973 "Acts of Love and Other Comedies" - Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor (tie)
* 1973 "The Carol Burnett Show" - Bill Angelos, Roger Beatty, Stan Hart, Robert Hilliard, Woody Kling, Arnie Kogen, Buz Kohan, Gail Parent, Tom Patchett, Larry Siegel, Jay Tarses
* 1974 "Tell Me Where It Hurts, GE Theater" - Fay Kanin (Writer Of The Year-Special) Outstanding Writing In a Comedy-Variety Or Music Special:

* 1975 "" - John Bradford, Cy Coleman, Bob Wells
* 1976 "Lily Tomlin" - Ann Elder, Christopher Guest, Lorne Michaels, Earl Pomerantz, Jim Rusk, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren, George Yanok
* 1977 "" - Buz Kohan, Ted Strauss
* 1978 "The Paul Simon Special" - Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Charles Grodin, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin, Alan Zweibel Outstanding Writing In a Comedy-Variety Or Music Series:

* 1975 "The Carol Burnett Show" - Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin, Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, Ed Simmons
* 1976 "NBC's Saturday Night" - Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel
* 1977 "NBC's Saturday Night" - Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, John Belushi, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel
* 1978 "The Carol Burnett Show" - Roger Beatty, Dick Clair, Tim Conway, Rick Hawkins, Robert Illes, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, Liz Sage, Larry Siegel, Franelle Silver, Ed Simmons, James Stein
* 1979 "M*A*S*H" - Alan Alda

1980s

* 1980 "Shirley MacLaine..."Every Little Movement"" - Buz Kohan
* 1981 "The Muppet Show" - Jerry Juhl, Chris Langham, David Odell
* 1982 "SCTV Network" - Jeffrey Barron, Dick Blasucci, John Candy, Chris Cluess, Bob Dolman, Joe Flaherty, Paul Flaherty, Stuart Kreisman, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, John McAndrew, Brian McConnachie, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Mert Rich, Michael Short, Doug Steckler, Dave Thomas
* 1983 "SCTV Network" - Dick Blasucci, John Candy, Bob Dolman, Joe Flaherty, Paul Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, John McAndrew, Martin Short, Michael Short, Doug Steckler, Mary Charlotte Wilcox
* 1984 "Late Night with David Letterman" - Christopher Elliott, Sanford Frank, Ted Greenberg, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Joseph E. Toplyn, Matt Wickline, David Yazbek
* 1985 "Late Night with David Letterman" - Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Eddie Gorodetsky, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Joe Toplyn, Matt Wickline
* 1986 "Late Night with David Letterman (Fourth Anniversary Special)" - Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Joe Toplyn, Matt Wickline
* 1987 "Late Night with David Letterman (Fifth Anniversary)" - Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Adam Resnick, Joe Toplyn, Matt Wickline
* 1988 "Jackie Mason on Broadway" - Jackie Mason
* 1989 "Saturday Night Live" - John Bowman, A. Whitney Brown, Greg Daniels, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Shannon Gaughan, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, George Meyer, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Christine Zander

1990s

* 1990 ' - Billy Crystal (tie)"'
* 1990 "The Tracey Ullman Show" - Jerry Belson, James L. Brooks, Marc Flanagan, Dinah Kirgo, Jay Kogen, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Heide Perlman, Ian Praiser, Sam Simon, Tracey Ullman, Wallace Wolodarsky
* 1991 "The 63rd Annual Academy Awards" - Billy Crystal, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch, Robert Wuhl
* 1992 "no award"
* 1993 "The Ben Stiller Show" - Judd Apatow, Robert Cohen, David Cross, Brent Forrester, Jeff Kahn, Bruce Kirschbaum, Bob Odenkirk, Sultan Pepper, Dino Stamatopoulos, Ben Stiller
* 1994 "no award"
* 1995 "no award"
* 1996 - "Dennis Miller Live" - David Feldman, Eddie Feldmann, Mike Gandolfi, Tom Hertz, Leah Krinsky, Dennis Miller, Rick Overton
* 1997 "" - Chris Rock
* 1998 "Dennis Miller Live" - Jose Arroyo, David Feldman, Eddie Feldmann, Jim Hanna, Leah Krinsky, Dennis Miller, David Weiss
* 1999 "The Chris Rock Show" - Tom Agna, Vernon Chatman, Louis CK, Lance Crouther, Gregory Greenberg, Ali LeRoi, Steve O'Donnell, Chris Rock, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Wanda Sykes-Hall, Mike Upchurch

2000s

* 2000 "Dress to Kill" - Eddie Izzard
* 2001 "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - Eric Drysdale, Jim Earl, Dan Goor, Charlie Grandy, JR Havlan, Tom Johnson, Kent Jones, Paul Mercurio, Chris Regan, Allison Silverman, Jon Stewart
* 2002 "Saturday Night Live" - Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Max Brooks, James Downey, Tina Fey, Hugh Fink, Charlie Grandy, Jack Handey, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Matt Piedmont, Ken Scarborough, Michael Schur, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Scott Wainio
* 2003 "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Eric Drysdale, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Tom Johnson, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart
* 2004 "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart
* 2005 "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart
* 2006 "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Tim Carvell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Sam Means, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart
* 2007 "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" - Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Tim Harrod, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg
* 2008 "The Colbert Report" - Tom Purcell, Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Eric Drysdale, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Bryan Adams, Barry Julien, Meredith Scardino

References

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* [http://www.emmys.tv/awards/awardsearch.php Advanced Emmy Award search]


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