The Flintridge Prep Parents and Alumni Golf Tournament & Dinner has announced Tom Gammill will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 2012 event.
A prolific and successful comedy writer, he has co-written acclaimed episodes of Seinfeld, The Critic, The Wonder Years, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and Monk. He has also worked as a producer of episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama.
Gammill started writing comedy for Saturday Night Live in 1979.
In 1981 he co-wrote Steve Martin’s fourth NBC special “Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever” with such notable comedy writers as Eric Idle, Dan Aykroyd, and Lorne Michaels. Three years later he worked on the writing staff of another Lorne Michaels production, The New Show – a comedy sketch show with guests including Steve Martin and John Candy, which was similar to Saturday Night Live.
In 1986 he joined the writing staff on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and in 1989 he co-wrote an episode for The Wonder Years called “Math Class”.
Tom Gammill and Max Pross joined the Seinfeld writing team during the show’s fifth season (1993) and stayed until the show’s penultimate eighth season (1998). On the Seinfeld DVDs, Jerry Seinfeld credits the pair with bringing a “buoyancy” to the writing staff that aided the development of fresh ideas during the show’s middle years. Seinfeld mentioned that he and co-creator Larry David were initially worried about Gammill and Pross’ writing style, as the pair created stories that were a “level of silliness” that the show had never gone to before. Ultimately the worry was unfounded, as the pair ended up writing some of the most famous Seinfeld shows during the series’ run.
Gammill has been a consulting producer on The Simpsons since 1999 and was promoted to producer in 2001. He (with his writing partner) won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2001 for the episode “HOMR”.
A parent of two Prep alumni, Gammill hosted Prep’s acclaimed 2011 “Bollywood” fundraiser.
He’ll be joined at the Parents and Alumni Golf Tournament & Dinner by Special Guest Speaker Fritz Coleman.