Sultan Pepper (April 22, 1962 – October 20, 2009) was an American Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who worked on the Ben Stiller Show and Mad TV. Pepper won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for The Ben Stiller Show in 1993.
Pepper won The Ben Stiller Show's 1993 Emmy Award for "outstanding individual achievement in writing in a variety or music program", according to the Hollywood Reporter. Pepper was the only woman on The Ben Stiller Show award-winning writing team, which included David Cross, Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow.
Pepper later wrote for the HBO educational children's show Crashbox, as well as the Nickelodeon animated series, CatDog. She also worked as a writer for the now defunct late night television talk show, The Stephanie Miller Show, during the 1990s.
Pepper was contracted for a one-year development deal with Sony/Columbia Tri-Star Television beginning in 2002. While with Sony/Columbia TriStar, Pepper wrote and produced on the television shows, Pyramid, Shipmates and the short-lived The Rerun Show.
Pepper also wrote for the FOX Saturday night sketch comedy show, Mad TV, for two seasons. The show's writing team, which included Pepper, was nominated for Writers Guild of America Awards in 2004 and 2005.
- "Comedy writer Sultan Pepper dies; Emmy winner wrote for 'Ben Stiller Show,' 'Mad TV'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2015-04-20.[dead link]