Industry Standard 85: Bill Grundfest


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BILL GRUNDFEST is an award-winning writer and producer, who started his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City, where he founded the world famous Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village in 1982, showcasing then unknown comeidans like Jon Steward, Bill Maher, Rita Rudner, Dave Attell, and Ray Romano. He also performed on WNBC-AM66 hosting his own series and was the permanent substitute for Don Imus. At the height of his and the comedy club's popularity, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles and quickly started booking prestegious writing jobs like the Emmy, People's Choice, and Academy Awards telecasts. He is best known for being a well-respected writer and producer for hte smash Golden Globe comedy series "Mad About You" starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt - who won 4 straight Emmy Awards for her performances on the show. Bill then executive produced the CBS hour-long drama series "That's Life", the Richard Pryor inspired show "Pryor Offenses," the dramedy series "Exes and Ohs," and the comedy series "Campus Ladies" fot the Oxygen Network. Additionally, he also directed the critically acclaimed documentary "Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet."

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