Kaley Cuoco recently referred to Chuck Lorre as a “Golden God” of comedy. Who’s the man behind The Big Bang Theory and what other television hits can we thank him for?
Chuck Lorre, The Golden God Of Writing
Chuck Lorre is a master of comedy, producing creating and writing our favorite shows songs and characters for years. He even wrote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme song back in the day. He’s come a long way from being a struggling songwriter and now produces and co-created the biggest show in comedy- The Big Bang Theory.
Kaley Cuoco was recently asked why she thinks TBBT has been so successful. The actress answered, “Our characters, I think, have always been lovable. They were the underdogs from day one, and people fell quickly in love with them and wanted them to win… That mixed with unbelievable writing, and Chuck Lorre, I mean we’ve got this golden god writing behind the scenes and keeping things funny. I don’t know how after this many seasons they are continuing with the writing.”
That’s high praise for Lorre who started his writing career on Roseanne. He went on to create Grace Under Fire, and Cybill.
You probably know Lorre’s work from Two and A Half Men. Next, Chuck Lorre moved onto The Big Bang Theory, co-creating the show with Bill Prady. He remains hands on, attending every taping, writing, and producing the show. His actors seem to love him, draw inspiration from him, and find him to be a fearless leader.
Perhaps Lorre is also most known for his “vanity cards.” At the end of each show a slide will come up with Lorre’s various opinions, observations, and other random blurbs. Some are funny, some relate to current events, and some have been quite political or controversial. You can even purchase a book of his various vanity cards in bookstores now.
Did you learn something new about Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and writer behind Big Bang Theory?