Peter J. Fogel is one of America’s funniest comedians that you’ve never heard of… but have seen countless times on television. From comedy clubs, to cruise ships and Las Vegas theaters, he’s opened for such stars as Rita Rudner, Jimmy “J.J” Walker and Robert Wuhl (HBO’s Arliss).
He’s shared the stage or has worked with Jason Bateman, Ed Asner, Shirley Jones, Robin Williams, Harry Anderson, Ray Romano, and Jon Stewart. Peter’s also written for such stars as Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale, Bullets Over Broadway)
As a studio audience warm-up, he’s worked on many programs including Whoopi, Hope and Faith, Married With Children, Men Behaving Badly (with Rob Schneider), Unhappily Ever After and The Howie Mandel Show. He’s also hawked products on TV and radio for such sponsors as Mazda, American Express, and Wisk Detergent. (Peter was the Ring Around the Collar Man). His comedy material has been quoted in the ComedyQuote Dictionary (Double Day 1992).
Peter proudly belongs to the Writer’s Guild of America and was a member of the famed Warner Bros. Television Writers Comedy Workshop (class of 1999) He’s also written for the writing team of Blake and Jackson (Sliders,The Adventures of Lois & Clark) and for Germany’s #1 sitcom — their only one — “Rita’s World.”
As an in demand copywriter/consultant/speaker Peter specializes in delivering high response direct mail, website, and radio copy. His articles have been published in DM News as well as in Inside Direct Mail.
Currently, Peter gives keynote speeches on humor and reinvention to corporations and associations, as well as teaches entrepreneurs public speaking and comedy writing techniques.