Johnboni

John Boni (1937-2019), sometimes listed as John Boni Jr., was a television writer and stand-up comic who was on the writing staff of The Electric Company, sharing in an Emmy Award in 1973. He contributed uncredited to Sesame Street in the 1980s, writing Episode 1608 and Episode 1940.

Boni scripted multiple specials for Alan King (including The Many Faces of Comedy) and Flip Wilson. With Mel Brooks and Norman Stiles, he created the Robin Hood sitcom When Things Were Rotten (and served as story editor) and wrote episodes of Three's Company, Fernwood 2-Night (with Fred Willard), The Facts of Life, 227 (with Alaina Reed), Wimzie's House, and the late nineties revival of Lassie. He wrote for National Lampoon in print and in stage revues and material for comedy albums Richard Nixon Superstar and The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Howard Who? (with Robert Klein).

On stage, Boni appeared in a 1960 City Center revival of Finian's Rainbow (as an ensemble singer) and El Gallo in an off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.

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