Sultan Pepper

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Sultan Pepper (April 22, 1962 – October 20, 2009) was an American 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.[1]

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.[1] Pepper was the only woman on The Ben Stiller Show writing team, which included David Cross, Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow.[1]

Pepper later wrote for the HBO educational children's show Crashbox, as well as the Nickelodeon animated series, CatDog.[1] She also worked as a writer for the late night television talk show, The Stephanie Miller Show, during the 1990s.[1]

In the 2000s, Pepper worked both a writer and producer for the United States version of Don't Forget Your Toothbrush game show, as well as Street Smarts and the reality show, Blind Date.[1]

Pepper was contracted for a one-year development deal with Sony/Columbia Tri-Star Television beginning in 2002.[1] While with Sony/Columbia TriStar, Pepper wrote and produced on the television shows, Pyramid, Shipmates and The Rerun Show.[1]

Pepper also wrote for the FOX Saturday night sketch comedy show, Mad TV, for two seasons.[1] The show's writing team, which included Pepper, was nominated for Writers Guild of America Awards in 2004 and 2005.[1]

Pepper died in Murrieta, California, on October 20, 2009, at the age of 47.[1] She was survived by her parents, Teresa and Jack Pepper.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Comedy writer Sultan Pepper dies; Emmy winner wrote for 'Ben Stiller Show,' 'Mad TV'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-11-09. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-20.