David Steinberg
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"Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program#Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program/Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program"1991 63rd Academy Awards/The 63rd Annual Academy Awards

"Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program"1992 64th Academy Awards/The 64th Annual Academy Awards



File:David Steinberg and Susie Essman 2009.jpg/thumb/right/Steinberg and Susie Essman at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen's film Whatever Works.

"David Steinberg" is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, and author. At the height of his popularity, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was one of the best-known comics in the United States. He appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson more than 130 times (second only to Bob Hope in number of appearances) and served as guest host 12 times, the youngest person ever to guest-host. Steinberg directed several films and episodes of many of the most successful television situation comedy/situation comedies of the last twenty years, including Seinfeld, Friends, Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more than 35 episodes of Designing Women.

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Your relationship with an agent has got to be mutually beneficial. If you can't help their careers, then they're not going to be interested.

Not only did he unfairly become a prime suspect of an investigation into your alleged injuries that day, but he was denied any normalcy in his school life thereafter, and felt too uncomfortable about returning to school, ... Consequently, he missed a lot of his last year of high school, which should have been a good and positive time in his life.

He looks and talks like he just fell off Edgar Bergen's lap. [on Gerald Ford].

The whole idea of doing the Hollywood thing never even occurred to me. When you grow up on the East coast, Hollywood seems like this fantasy land and you don't think that people can actually make a living there.

We were the guys on the other side. It was hilarious.

Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you're working eighty, sometimes a hundred hours a week.

I started writing this feature comedy in New York - a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes.

But this phenomenal thing happens - even though you are the same guy with the same script - when you have a producer attached.