Kevin Kelton is an American television writer and producer, his credits include Saturday Night Live, Night Court, Boy Meets World, and other network series. He has also written articles and essays for National Lampoon.
We welcome on Kevin Kelton, former writer on Saturday Night Live during the 80's Eddie Murphy days, was one of six writers on Jay Leno's 1986 TV Special, wrote and produced on Night Court, Boy Meets World and many other shows. He sheds light on the writing process for a show like SNL and the transition from writing to producing that came with his switch from sketch comedy to sitcoms. We also talk about stand-up comedy and its evolution from the 80's, 90's to now, as well as the direction it's heading in. He shares stories with some comedy icons he's worked with and befriended over the years such as Larry David, Micheal Richards, Eddie Murphy and Jay Leno. We're honoured to have him come on the show and couldn't thank him enough. Ladies and gentlemen, Kevin Kelton.
In this episode Pamela Roxanne talks with Kevin Kelton Television Producer/Writer for over 20 different network shows like SNL, Boy Meets World, Night Court, and so many more! Listen as we discuss what its like writing for tv starting out in comedy and sibling rivalry! follow the show at @PamelaRoxanne --- Send in a voice message:
Kevin Kelton, an Emmy-nominated TV writer-producer with credits on Saturday Night Live, Boy Meets World, Night Court, A Different World, and other network series talks about his career and making money in the entertainment industry. Guest Biography Kevin Kelton an Emmy-nominated TV writer-producer, with credits on Saturday Night Live, Boy Meets World, Night Court, A Different World, and other network series. He’s also written screenplays for Warner Bros. and articles for National Lampoon. Kevin currently teaches screenwriting for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and hosts The More Perfect Union podcast. Kevin Kelton is a veteran writer and producer of TV series and interactive e-learning with writing experience in corporate and entertainment environments. Kelton began his television career as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live, where he wrote for two seasons during the Eddie Murphy-Billy Crystal-Martin Short years, then served as producer and writer for Night Court and Boy Meets World before advancing to Co-Executive Producer for Universal Studios. He has credits on 22 TV series and over 400 episodes, including specials for Steve Martin and Jay Leno. He has also written articles and screenplays for National Lampoon. In 2004, Kelton was recruited by LRN Corp. to bring his expertise in creative writing to their corporate ethics and compliances training courses as the manager of the LRN writing staff. In that role, Kelton oversaw teams of instructional designers, graphic designers and SMEs to introduce new interactive course formats, simulations and videos. As an instructional designer he has created learning content for Disney, Viacom, Pfizer, Raytheon, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Cheesecake Factory, Amgen, and other global Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Kelton focuses his time on teaching and mentoring TV writers. He teaches TV comedy writing courses with the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, speaks at seminars on TV production and writing, and offers one-on-one mentoring to writers who prefer to study privately or get his expert feedback on their scripts. In his spare time, Kelton writes political columns for He lives in Santa Clarita, CA with his two children. And by the way, if you didn't guess it, Mr. Kelton wrote this third-person bio. Show notes: In this episode, you will learn: The path to becoming a comedy writer, from jokes to game shows to sketch comedy to sitcoms. How the creative process works at Saturday Night Live. Money tips from Kevin who's investments have helped him gain financial freedom and flexibility. Find more from our guest: Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Mentioned in this episode: Leave a voice message for episode 100: Bobby Kelton Larry David Jerry Seinfeld Jay Leno Joan Rivers Ronnie Schell Marc Summers The Cross-Wits The Dating Game The Comedy Store The Improv William Morris Agency Face the Music Rodney Dangerfield Robert Schimmel David Letterman Fridays (TV Series) Michael Richards Saturday Night Live (SNL) Michael Palin Tom Smothers Jerry Lewis Jim Belushi Dick Ebersol Eddie Murphy Joe Piscopo Martin Short Billy Crystal Chris Guest Harry Shearer Pamela Stephenson Ed McMahon Open Fire (politics)™ Facebook Group  Runnymede Money Tip of the Week: Tips for writing a Will Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.
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Aug 17th, 1956
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2 hours, 36 minutes
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