So sorry to hear of the death of comedy writer Alan Kirschenbaum. He was only 51. Alan co-created YES, DEAR and was involved in any number of series. I worked with him briefly on STARK RAVING MAD. And we punched up a lot of pilots together. Well... he did. I sat back and laughed. Alan was a wonderful guy. He had a great wit and a gentle soul. And was sooo much fun to be in a room with.
The cause of death is still unclear. My heart goes out to his family and friends. One of the main reasons I wanted to be a TV comedy writer was so I could surround myself with people like Alan Kirshenbaum. He will be greatly missed.
Named one of the BEST 25 BLOGS OF 2011 by TIME Magazine. Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres. and has hosted Dodger Talk on the Dodger Radio Network.
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