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Andy Cowan


Andy Cowan, the only writer associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun, is a Who's Who in America 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, with multiple episode, staff and pilot writing credits reflecting over a dozen comedies and talk shows. He produced, wrote and hosted his CableACE Award-winning sendup of 60 Minutes, 6 Minutes, for Showtime, wrote/appeared in Knocked Down, a best comedy winner at the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival, created/co-hosted his comedy therapy show, Up & Down Guys, for KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, and performs as lead vocalist and hand percussionist in jazz clubs throughout Los Angeles. He's penned dozens of humor pieces for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Reader's Digest and The New Yorker and written 300 comic panels for Dan Piraro's award-winning internationally syndicated King Features panel, Bizarro. He earned his master's degree in broadcasting from Boston University and began his broadcasting career in radio and TV news in Pennsylvania.

Books by Andy Cowan

Banging My Head Against the Wall - Book cover
“The Opposite” wasn’t just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered “the opposite” in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer ...
Non Fiction > Memoir & Biographies