Arnie Kogen is an American comedy writer and producer. He has written for TV, film, and is a longtime writer for . Among his hundreds of Mad Magazine Mad bylines, Kogen has written more than 100 film or television parodies.
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, Kogen contributed to Mad soon after college at New York University. He wrote for many of the top stand-up comics of that time including Don Adams, Morty Gunty, and Jan Murray. He moved on to writing for , Candid Camera , The Les Crane Show and The Jackie Gleason Show . The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
In 1965 he co-wrote the feature film
, starring Birds Do It Soupy Sales.
He moved to
California with his family in 1968. His many variety and sitcom credits include , The Dean Martin Show , The Carol Burnett Show , The Mary Tyler Moore Show , The Rich Little Show , The Tim Conway Show (1972–1975), The Golden Globes , Donny and Marie , An Evening at the Improv , Newhart , and Empty Nest . MADtv
Kogen has written comedy material for many entertainers including
Steve and Eydie, Totie Fields, Flip Wilson, Jackie Vernon, Sammy Davis, Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Connie Stevens and Shelley Berman.
Kogen has won 3
Emmy Awards (7 nominations) and one WGA Award (3 nominations).
Jay Kogen, also a comedy writer, was an original writer for the animated television series . His daughter, Jill Arons, works at The Simpsons The Bingo Bugle.
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Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood,
Thomas Meehan, Herb Sargent and Judith Viorst (1970)
Herbert Baker, Hal Goodman, Larry Klein, Bob Schiller, Norman Steinberg, Bob Weiskopf and Flip Wilson / Bob Ellison and Marty Farrell (1971) Art Baer, Roger Beatty, Stan Burns,
Stan Hart, Don Hinkley, Ben Joelson, Woody Kling, Mike Marmer, Arnie Rosen and Larry Siegel / Anne Howard Bailey (1972) Bill Angelos, Roger Beatty,
Stan Hart, Robert Hilliard, Woody Kling, Arnie Kogen, Buz Kohan, Gail Parent, Tom Patchett, Larry Siegel and Jay Tarses / Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor (1973)
Ann Elder, Karyl Geld Miller, Robert Illes, Lorne Michaels, Richard Pryor, Jim Rusk, Herb Sargent, James R. Stein, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1974) John Bradford,
Cy Coleman and Bob Wells (1975)
Ann Elder, Christopher Guest, Lorne Michaels, Earl Pomerantz, Jim Rusk, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1976)
Buz Kohan and Ted Strauss (1977)
Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Charles Grodin, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin and Alan Zweibel (1978)
Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin,
Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Harman, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1974) Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin,
Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1975)
Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel (1976)
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel (1977) Roger Beatty,
Dick Clair, Tim Conway, Rick Hawkins, Robert Illes, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, Liz Sage, Larry Siegel, Franelle Silver, Ed Simmons and James Stein (1978)