Playwright, director and Emmy-winning writer Vince Waldron is the author of Classic Sitcoms: A Celebration of the Best in Prime Time Comedy (Silman-James Press, 1997), an acclaimed critical history of TV's ten most influential comedies. He also wrote The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Chicago Review Press, 2011), and, in collaboration with pop legend Ronnie Spector, co-authored the singer's autobiography, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts and Madness or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette (Onyx Books, 2004), which London's Blitz magazine hailed as "one of the three greatest rock and roll memoirs ever."

In theatre, Vince is the creator and director of the U.S. and UK companies of Totally Looped, the long-running stage show in which a cast of improvising comedians provide live and spontaneous new dialogue to classic film and TV clips projected on a big screen. He also wrote and directed American Splendor, adapted from comic books by Harvey Pekar, and Confessions of a Ladykiller, a dark comedy based on the true story of a decades-old unsolved murder in a small midwestern town, which was nominated for two Ovation awards. Vince launched his theatrical career in Chicago, where he was a member of the Second City's National Touring Company and the Second City, ETC.

In broadcast media, Vince has served as a special program advisor and on-camera pundit on a variety of TV specials and documentaries on the history of television, including A&E's TV-Ography, MSNBC's Headliners and Legends, and Inside TV Land. He was a special consultant on the Museum of Television and Radio's ABC-TV special, Great Television Moments: What We Watched.

Vince is currently editing Sills his feature length documentary film on the life, work and play of Paul Sills, the founding father of American improvisational theatre.


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