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Program(s): Television Writing and Producing

Lorne Frohman

Program Director, Television Writing & Producing

Lorne Frohman is an acclaimed comedy writer and producer with over forty years of experience working on sitcoms, variety shows, children’s series, and late-night television programming. He began his career in Toronto writing for the Gemini-nominated series The Rimshots—starring SCTV alumni Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin and Dave Thomas—and, in collaboration with Eugene Levy, for Stay Tuned.

Lorne soon moved to Los Angeles to join the writing rooms of D.C. Follies and Dolly Parton’s variety series Dolly, on which he was head writer. Lorne co-created, wrote and produced Pryor’s Place, the multi-Emmy nominated children’s series starring comedian Richard Pryor, and worked on the Dame Edna Show, The Jay Leno Special, and The Patti LaBelle Show.

In more recent years, Lorne founded Humber’s Television Writing and Producing program and hosted four seasons of Distinguished Artists, the one-hour creative and performing arts talk show. He has directed the Gilda’s Club variety benefit show, It’s Always Something, for the last fifteen years.

Lorne Frohman