Three-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Gene Perret and his daughter Linda look back at some of television sitcoms’ most iconic shows. Mr. Perret has written for everything from “The Carol Burnett Show” to “All in the Family.” Ms. Perret began her career writing for Bob Hope, and continues to write for stand up comics. Matt, Gene, and Linda discuss the impact television and stand up comedy had on society in its Golden Age, and where it’s headed today. Both have a pair of books out called, “Comedy Writing Self Taught” and will be coming out with more projects in early 2016.
“Talk For Two” will return on February 1st, 2016.
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4 thoughts on “Episode 107-Gene Perret and Linda Perret”
When I first thought I’d try stand-up comedy, I bought a copy of one of Gene Perret’s books on comedy writing. It helped me see the ‘science’ of comedy and supported my basic ideas so I knew I wasn’t nuts. I’ve been a stand up comic for 22 years now, earning a living and enjoying making people laugh. I’d probably have done it without Mr. Perret’s help,eventually, but he gave me a great start point. Thanks a million, Gene Perret! You’re a legend.
Excellent job, Matt! I can confirm Gene’s textbooks on comedy writing really DO work. I let him know via Facebook and was delighted when Linda sent a gracious personal reply on Gene’s behalf. What nice people (as you well know)!
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