The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, on how to make a sitcom classic and keep laughing
This laugh-out-loud memoir takes readers backstage and inside the writers’ room of one of America’s best-loved shows. With more than 17 million viewers and more than seventy Emmy nominations—including two wins for best comedy—Everybody Loves Raymond reigned supreme in television comedy for almost a decade. Phil Rosenthal was there at the beginning. United by a shared lifetime of family dysfunction, he and Ray Romano found endless material to keep the show fresh and funny for its entire run. Alongside hilarious anecdotes from the series and his own career misadventures prior to working on the show, Rosenthal provides an enlightening and entertaining look at how sitcoms are written and characters developed. You’re Lucky You’re Funny is an inspiration to aspiring creators of comedy and a must read for the show’s millions of devoted fans.
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About Phil Rosenthal
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of CBS’s Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond. Rosenthal also directed a video with President Bill Clinton, cowrote the Writers Guild Award-winning telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes, and appeared in Spanglish and… More about Phil Rosenthal
Published by Plume Sep 25, 2007| 256 Pages| ISBN 9781101043189