Carl Reiner Taught the World What a Comedy Writer Does

Until Reiner came along, nobody outside the business knew about the writers’ room; today we all do

Jul 1, 2020 · 6 min read
Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

By Christopher Bonanos

A week ago on Twitter, Carl Reiner remarked that he was proudest of two pieces of his work: the 2000-Year-Old Man sketches he’d recorded with Mel Brooks, and…

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