Lance Crouther

Lance Crouther is a writer, actor, producer and show-creator. He starred in the title role of the cult comedy classic Pootie Tang. His numerous credits include:

Pilots 2012:

Untitled Wanda Sykes Sitcom (Warner Brothers) (Co-Creator)
Friend’s Night (Fox) (Head Writer)
The Black Version (Comedy Central) (Head Writer, Co-Creator)
Green Bench (Adult Swim) (Consultant)
Right This Way (Reality) (CBS) (Producer)


Good Hair (co-screen writer)
Down to Earth (co-screen writer)
I Think I Love My Wife (associate producer)


Wand At Large (Fox)
Wanda Does It (Comedy Central) (Executive Producer, co-creator)
Pair of Kings (Disney XD) (writer)
Everybody Hates Chris (Consulting Producer, writer)
Barbershop (Showtime) (Consulting producer, writer)
The Gregory Hines Show (CBS) (writer)

Variety/Late Night TV:

Lopez Tonight (TBS) – Head Writer
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) (writer)
2012 NewNowNext Political Specials (LOGO) w/Wanda Sykes (head writer)
Frank TV (TBS) (writer)
The Wayne Brady Show (ABC) (writer)
Chris Rock Show (HBO) (producer, writer) (1 Emmy)
Democratic National Convention After Party w co hosts Eric Dyson and Al Sharpton (TV One) (head writer)
That’s What I’m Talking About w/Wayne Brady ((head writer)
Comic Justice (Comedy Central) (writer)
Sports TV Inside the NFL (segment producer) (3 Emmys)
On the Record with Bob Costas (writer)
NESN Comedy All-Stars (Consulting producer)

Awards Shows:

77th Annual Academy Awards (writer)
55th Annual Primetime Emmys (writer)
2005 BET Awards w/host Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith (writer)
2005 BET Comedy Awards (writer)
1999 MTV Music Awards (writer)
1997 MTV Music Awards (writer)
2008 NASCAR Awards (writer)
2008 Funniest Movies of the Year (writer)
2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards (writer)
2006 ESPY Awards w/host Lance Armstrong (writer)
1999 ESPY Awards w/host Samuel L. Jackson (writer)


Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (consultant)
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (consultant)
Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue (consultant)
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (consultant)
Pauly Shore: Paulytics (consultant)
Dane Cook: Isolated Incident (consultant)

Kid’s TV:

The New Electric Company (animation writer)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Actor

• From Chicago
• Began as a sketch comedian in the Chicago-based comedy group “Mary Wong”
• Became a New York based stand-up comic
• Early 90’s, began writing for other comedians
• By mid 90’s, was writing mainly for television
• 2000s and beyond, appeared in “Pootie Tang”, otherwise has been a writerproducer of sitcoms, films, late-night TV, and sports specials Of Note
• Met President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in 2009
• Is a huge Wu-Tang fan
• On TV’s Funniest Moments: A Museum of Television and Radio Special that aired June 1, 2007 on Fox, the 30 funniest moments of all time on television were counted down. The list included memorable moments from Seinfeld, SNL, I Love Lucy, “Roseanne, In Living Color, The Honeymooners, Cheers, Friends, Taxi, The Tonight Show, Family Guy, Larry Sanders and on and on. But a sketch written by Lance Crouther for the Chris Rock Show called “The Black Progress Report” came in at number one! Not number two, but number one. A lot of people disagreed with this win – but not Lance.
• Was once a warm-up comic for The Cosby Show


An Evening with Pootie
Friday, February 8th, 10pm, Castro Theatre