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Comedy (TV)

  • Featured throughout CNN’s 8 part History of Comedy, airing 2017
  • Seven Cable Specials
  • Five standup comedy concert specials for Showtime (written by and starring Elayne Boosler, produced by Elayne’s Brooklyn Prods. Inc.)
  • Party of One (one hour)
  • Broadway Baby (one hour)
  • Live Nude Girls (one hour)
  • Top Tomata (90 minutes, live)
  • Midnight Hour (ninety minutes, live)
  • Cinemax: Two half hour movies. (writer, director, actor, producer)
  • Comedy From Here, A Drama
  • The Call
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (32 appearances)
  • Comic Relief, HBO (10 years)
  • Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Standup Comedians
  • 100 Greatest Movie Lines of All Time
  • Larry King Live (numerous)
  • CNN Showbiz Today (numerous)
  • The Daily Show
  • Late Show with David Letterman (numerous)
  • The Tonight Show (with Carson, Leno, Fallon, numerous)
  • The Today Show (numerous)
  • Good Morning America (numerous)
  • CNN & Co. (pundit, numerous)
  • All the old talk shows zillions of times:
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Donny and Marie (regular, lifestyle reporter, field pieces)
  • Roseanne
  • Regis & Everybody
  • Tom Snyder Show (TV & Radio)
  • Hollywood Squares
  • Arsenio Hall Show
  • Numerous News shows
  • MDA Telethon (ten years)

Special Guest Appearances (TV)

  • Andy Kaufman – Soundstage
  • Night Court (recurring)
  • The Cosby Show
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (v.o. animated)
  • Duckman (v.o. animated)
  • Dear John
  • Living Single
  • Sisters (recurring)
  • Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Romance
  • Not Necessarily the News

Other Appearances (TV)

  • Viewpoint with Elliot Spitzer, Current TV, (numerous)
  • Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, Current TV (numerous)
  • C-SPAN (live) White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner, sole performer
  • C-SPAN (live) Democratic Candidates Presidential Debate (moderator)
  • A Festival at Ford’s Theater, ABC
  • BBC Easter special (live) – Palladium theater, London
  • 75th Anniversary Royal Command Performance, BBC, London
  • Many British Talk Shows – Numerous
  • Many Canadian Talk Shows – Numerous
  • Tour of New York, Today Show, NBC (field piece writer/host)
  • Alan King’s Inside the Comedy Mind (guest star)
  • Comic Strip Live from San Quentin prison, Fox
  • Hurricane Relief, HBO
  • Celebrity Jeopardy
  • Current: Morning, noon, and early evening news shows all across the country while touring.
  • Morning radio all across the country while touring. 
  • Endless podcasts

Hosting (TV)

  • Gotham Comedy Live (AXS TV) 2016
  • Balderdash (syndicated game show)
  • One Night in February – Tony LaRussa’s 60th Birthday Roast (writer, producer, director, editor, great selling DVD)
  • E Entertainment The Gossip Show (recurring)
  • Romantically Speaking (the Romance Channel, 13 episode talk show)
  • In Her Own Image – syndicated one hour documentary special
  • Ace Awards (also writer). Co-host John Larroquette (live)
  • Comic Strip Live from the Houston Astrodome
  • Friday Night Videos (numerous)
  • A.M. San Francisco (numerous)
  • The Late Show (guest host)
  • The Pat Sajak Show (guest host)
  • MDA Telethon

Writing (TV)

  • The Rodney Dangerfield Special: It Aint Easy Being Me (Emmy winner best special)
  • Andy Kaufman: Soundstage
  • The Shape of Things (13 week series)
  • Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women (Ricky Jay hourlong tv special)
  • Prime Times (one hour comedy)
  • The Nose (series, unproduced)
  • ABC Valentine’s Day Special
  • Numerous uncredited

Radio

  • Permanent Guest host, Stephanie Miller Show
  • Guest host Michael Jackson Show
  • Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang (numerous, current)
  • Stephanie Miller Show (guest, numerous, current)

Hosting (Live)

  • Cinema Audio Society Awards, 2016, again Feb, 2017
  • Andy Kaufman Awards, 2016
  • Pollstar Awards, (multiple years, producer, writer)
  • Writer’s Guild of America, West, Awards (also writer)
  • Writer’s Guild of America, East, Awards, (also sole writer)
  • New York Women in Film and Television Awards, (multiple years)
  • Emmy Nominees dinner (co-host with Mayor of Los Angeles)
  • L.A.P.D. Historical Society Dinner and Awards
  • About a million fundraising benefits
  • Numerous other

Sports Shows (TV)

  • Roy Firestone Show (numerous)
  • Dodgers vs. Mets – Sportschannel from L.A. Co-host Duke Snider
  • Sportschannel for Mets from N.Y. (numerous)
  • WWOR TV for Mets from N.Y. (numerous)
  • CBS World Series pre-game, host
  • Hoops That Help-Superdome, HBO basketball special
  • Detroit Pistons for Comic Relief, HBO basketball special
  • Texas Rangers from Texas
  • ESPN ESPY Awards
  • Victor Awards
  • Superbowl Saturday Night (live special, New Orleans)
  • Seattle Mariners, from Seattle
  • St. Louis Cardinals, with Jack Buck from St. Louis
  • U.S. Open with Pam Shriver
  • Spring Training News Spots, 2001

Sports Shows (Radio)

  • Numerous

Sports Appearances (Live)

  • L.A. Dodger’s Hollywood Stars Game (numerous) playing and announcing
  • Overcoming Obstacles Basketball Night – N.Y. Madison Square Garden, player
  • National Anthem Singer (numerous)
  • First Pitch throw out (numerous)
  • Legends Games (numerous)
  • Baseball galas and fundraisers (numerous)
  • Cardinals season opener players banquet
  • Mets season opener players banquet

Film

  • The Call, Cinemax (also writer and director)
  • Comedy From Here, A Drama, Cinemax (also writer and director)
  • Cuttin’ the Mustard (2006 release)
  • Queen of Clubs (feature, unproduced)
  • Movie rewrites, numerous

Writing (Print)

Personal Appearances

Theaters, Colleges, Clubs, Conventions, Casinos, Fundraisers, Fairs and Corporate dates all across America, since 1973

Entertained our troops tour, Middle East and Africa, 2014

Israel – Comedy for Koby tour. 6 fundraisers in 6 cities for orphans of war, December, 2016

Australia – comedy clubs, October 24th – November 10th, 2016

Kung Pao Christmas, San Fransisco, Dec 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2016

Kravis Center Theater, Dec 26th, 2016

“Rescue – A True Story” – Opera commissioned by the Glendale Symphony, book by Elayne, score by Carol Worthey. Since performed many times with various symphonies, most recently in 2016.

Box Set of four of Elayne’s specials, plus a new live CD, coming in 2017.

See Schedule for more

 

 

President Of Brooklyn Productions, Inc., Since 1985