Joe Toplyn

Joe Toplyn

Screenwriter

Harrison, New York

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About Joe

I wrote for "Late Night with David Letterman," winning four Primetime Emmy Awards. I went on to become co-head writer of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," head writer of "Late Show with David Letterman," and head writer of "The Caroline Rhea Show." Later I drew on my comedy/talk show experience to write the book "Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV."

My other TV writing credits include staff positions on "In Living Color" and on the situation comedies "Doctor, Doctor;" "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper;" "Scorch;" and "Charlie Hoover." Most recently I was co-executive producer of "Monk." I also wrote and produced sitcom and comedy-variety pilots for Fox, Columbia, the USA Network, Comedy Central, and Paramount.

In addition to my Emmys, I'm honored to have received over a dozen Emmy nominations and three Writers Guild Award nominations.

Awards

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Writing
    (1987)

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Writing
    (1986)

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Writing
    (1985)

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Writing
    (1984)

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