Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy
Awarded forOutstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byWriters Guild of America
First awarded1960; 64 years ago (1960)
Currently held byLilla Zuckerman & Nora Zuckerman
Poker Face (2023)

The Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy is an award presented by the Writers Guild of America to the best written comedy episodes of television series. It was first presented at the 13th annual Writers Guild of America awards in 1961 and has been presented annually since the 17th annual Writers Guild of America awards in 1965.

The years denote when the episode first aired. Though, due to the eligibility period, some nominees could have aired in a different year. The current eligibility period is December 1 to November 30. The winners are highlighted in gold.

Winners and nominees


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
Episodic, Longer Than 30 Minutes in Length
Father Knows Best "Margaret's Old Flame" Dorothy Cooper CBS
The Danny Thomas Show "Linda Wants to Be a Boy" Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson CBS
My Three Sons "Chip off the Old Block" George Tibbles ABC
Comedy/Variety, Any Length
The Andy Griffith Show "The Manhunt" Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson CBS
The Art Carney Special "Everybody's Doin' It" Herbert Sargent NBC
The Arthur Murray Special for Bob Hope Lester A. White, John Rapp, Mort Lachman, Bill Larkin, Charles Lee and Norman Sullivan
Car 54, Where Are You? "I Won't Go" Nat Hiken and Gary Belkin NBC
The Dick Van Dyke Show "Where Did I Come From?" Carl Reiner CBS
My Three Sons "Birds and Bees" George Tibbles ABC
The Andy Griffith Show "Barney's First Car" Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum CBS
The Andy Griffith Show "Barney Mends a Broken Heart" Aaron Ruben CBS
The Bob Hope Christmas Show Mort Lachman, Bill Larkin, John Rapp, Lester A. White, Charles Lee, Norman Sullivan and Gig Henry NBC
The Dick Van Dyke Show "It May Look Like a Walnut" Carl Reiner CBS
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster "A Small Matter of Being Fired" Leonard B. Stern and Don Hinkley ABC
My Three Sons "When I Was Your Age" Ernest Chambers
Episodic Comedy
The Andy Griffith Show "The Shoplifters" Bill Idelson & Sam Bobrick CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show "My Husband is the Best One" Martin Ragaway
The Danny Thomas Show "Bowling Partners" Jerry Belson & Garry Marshall CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show "October Eve" Bill Persky & Sam Denoff
"Turtles, Ties and Toreadors" John Whedon
The Dick Van Dyke Show "Br-room, Br-room" Dale McRaven & Carl Kleinschmitt CBS
The Beverly Hillbillies "Dash Riprock, You Cad" Paul Henning & Mark Tuttle ABC
The Dick Van Dyke Show "4½" Garry Marshall & Jerry Belson CBS
"Romances, Roses and Rye Bread"
Dr. Kildare "Maybe Love Will Save My Apartment House" Boris Sobelman NBC
The Dick Van Dyke Show "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Jack Winter CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show "Go Tell the Birds and the Bees" Rick Mittleman CBS
Gidget "The Great Kahuna" Story by : Frederick Kohner
Teleplay by : Albert Mannheimer
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "Opie Joins the Marines" Aaron Ruben CBS
The Jackie Gleason Show "Movies Are Better than Ever" Marvin Marx, Walter Stone and Rod Parker CBS
Get Smart "Bronzefinger" Lila Garrett & Bernie Kahn NBC
"Where-What-Who Am I?" Barry Blitzer & Ray Brenner
That Girl "Rain, Snow and Rice" James L. Brooks ABC
Get Smart "Viva Smart" Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick and Norman Paul NBC
He & She "Before You Bury Me, Can I Say Something?" Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin CBS
"Knock, Knock...Who's There? Fernando!...Fernando Who?" Allan Burns & Chris Hayward
"The Old Man and the She" Leonard B. Stern & Arne Sultan
Room 222 "Funny Boy" Allan Burns ABC
The Bill Cosby Show "Growing, Growing, Grown" Kenny Solms & Gail Parent NBC
Get Smart "The Apes of Rath" Lloyd Turner & Gordon Whitey Mitchell CBS
"Ice Station Siegfried" Arne Sultan & Chris Hayward
The Jackie Gleason Show "Play it Again, Norton" Walter Stone, Rod Parker & Robert Hilliard
My World and Welcome to It "Little Girls are Sugar & Spice, and Not Always Nice!" Rick Mittleman NBC


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
Room 222 "The Valedictorian" Richard DeRoy ABC
The Governor & J.J. "Check the Check" Arne Sultan & Earl Barret CBS
My World and Welcome to It "The Fourth Estate" Lila Garrett & Bernie Kahn NBC
Room 222 "Funny Money" Steve Pritzker ABC
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary" Martin Cohan CBS
All in the Family "Christmas at the Bunkers" Don Nicholl CBS
"Edith's Accident" Story by : Tom & Helen August
Teleplay by : Michael Ross & Bernie West
"Gloria has a Belly Full" Jerry Mayer
"Mike's Problem" Story by : Alan J. Levitt & Phil Mishkin
Teleplay by : Alan J. Levitt
"Oh, My Aching Back" Stanley Ralph Ross
M*A*S*H "Chief Surgeon Who?" Larry Gelbart CBS
All in the Family "Edith's Problem" Story by : Burt Styler & Steve Zacharias
Teleplay by : Burt Styler
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Good-Time News" Allan Burns & James L. Brooks
Maude "Flashback" Alan J. Levitt
The Odd Couple "The Pen is Mightier Than the Pencil" Jack Winter ABC
Maude "Walter's Problem" Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Lars Affair" Ed. Weinberger CBS
M*A*S*H "Carry On, Hawkeye" Story by : Bernard Dilbert
Teleplay by : Bernard Dilbert, Larry Gelbart and Laurence Marks
"The Incubator" Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
"Radar's Report" Story by : Sheldon Keller
Teleplay by : Laurence Marks
"Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" Carl Kleinschmitt
"Tuttle" Bruce Shelly & David Ketchum
M*A*S*H "O.R." Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?" Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels CBS
M*A*S*H "Private Charles Lamb" Sid Dorfman
Rhoda "Parents' Day" Charlotte Brown
"You Can Go Home Again" Pat Nardo & Gloria Banta
M*A*S*H "Welcome to Korea" Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell and Larry Gelbart CBS
All in the Family "Archie the Hero" Lou Derman & Bill Davenport CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust" David Lloyd
"Edie Gets Married" Bob Ellison
M*A*S*H "Big Mac" Laurence Marks
Rhoda "Ida's Doctor" Coleman Mitchell & Geoffrey Neigher
M*A*S*H "Dear Sigmund" Alan Alda CBS
All in the Family "Joey's Baptism" Milt Josefsberg, Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine CBS
Barney Miller "The Evacuation" Story by : Chris Hayward & Danny Arnold
Teleplay by : Danny Arnold
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Mary's Insomnia" David Lloyd CBS
"My Son, the Genius" Bob Ellison
M*A*S*H "Hawkeye, Get Your Gun" Story by : Gene Reynolds & Jay Folb
Teleplay by : Jay Folb
All in the Family "Archie Get the Business" Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin CBS
All in the Family "The Joys of Sex" Erik Tarloff CBS
Barney Miller "Copy Cat" Douglas Wyman & Tony Sheehan ABC
"Goodbye, Mr. Fish", Part 2 Reinhold Weege
The Bob Newhart Show "A Girl in Her Twenties" Laura Levine CBS
"A Jackie Story" Lloyd Garver
The Jeffersons "Once a Friend" Michael S. Baser & Kim Weiskopf
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Critic" David Lloyd
"The Last Show" James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, David Lloyd and Bob Ellison
M*A*S*H "Fade Out, Fade In" Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum
M*A*S*H "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Gary David Goldberg CBS
All in the Family "California, Here We Are" Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp, Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf CBS
Barney Miller "The Ghost" Reinhold Weege ABC
M*A*S*H "Point of View" Ken Levine & David Isaacs CBS
Mork & Mindy "Pilot" Dale McRaven ABC
Rhoda "Rhoda vs. Ida" Bob Ellison CBS
Taxi "Blind Date" Michael Leeson ABC
"Memories of Cab 804" Barry Kemp
M*A*S*H "Are You Now, Margaret?" Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox CBS
Taxi "The Reluctant Father" Ken Estin ABC
Barney Miller "The Indian" Story by : Richard William Beban, Judith Anne Nielsen and Reinhold Weege
Teleplay by : Reinhold Weege
M*A*S*H "Goodbye, Radar" Ken Levine & David Isaacs CBS
"Period of Adjustment" Jim Mulligan & John Rappaport
"The Young and the Restless" Mitch Markowitz
Mork & Mindy "Dr. Morkenstein" Bruce Kalish & Philip John Taylor ABC
"Mork's Mixed Emotions" Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach
Taxi "Elaine's Secret Admirer" Barry Kemp
"Honor Thy Father" Glen and Les Charles


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
M*A*S*H "Heal Thyself" Story by : Dennis Koenig and Gene Reynolds
Teleplay by : Dennis Koenig
The Associates "The Censors" Stan Daniels & Ed. Weinberger ABC
Barney Miller "The Child Stealers" Frank Dungan & Jeff Stein
M*A*S*H "Bottle Fatigue" Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox CBS
"Morale Victory" John Rappaport
Taxi "Alex Jumps Out of an Airplane" Ken Estin ABC
"Art Work" Glen and Les Charles
United States "Sometimes" Larry Gelbart & Everett Greenbaum NBC
Barney Miller "Stormy Weather" Nat Mauldin ABC
Barney Miller "Field Associate" Jordan Moffet ABC
The Greatest American Hero "Pilot" Stephen J. Cannell
M*A*S*H "No Sweat" John Rappaport CBS
"A War for All Seasons" Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford
Park Place "Crazy Judge" Reinhold Weege
Taxi "The Boss' Wife" Ken Estin ABC
"Tony's Sister and Jim" Michael Leeson
Barney Miller "Hunger Strike" Story by : Tony Sheehan & Stephen Neigher
Teleplay by : Tony Sheehan
Best of the West "The Calico Kid Returns" Mitch Markowitz ABC
M*A*S*H "The Birthday Girls" Karen Hall CBS
Making the Grade "Pilot" Gary David Goldberg
Open All Night "Terry Runs Away" Ken Levine & David Isaacs ABC
Taxi "Elegant Iggy" Ken Estin
Cheers "The Boys in the Bar" Ken Levine & David Isaacs NBC
"Give Me a Ring Sometime" Glen and Les Charles
Cheers "Let Me Count the Ways" Heide Perlman NBC
"The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One" David Lloyd
M*A*S*H "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, John Rappaport, Dan Wilcox, Thad Mumford, Elias Davis, David Pollock and Karen Hall CBS
Taxi "Jim's Inheritance" Ken Estin NBC
"Scenskees from a Marriage" Howard Gewirtz & Ian Praiser
Cheers "Sumner's Return" Michael J. Weithorn NBC
AfterM*A*S*H "Night Shift" Everett Greenbaum & Elliott Reid CBS
Cheers "Affairs of the Heart" Heide Perlman NBC
"Old Flames" David Angell
The Duck Factory "Goodbye Buddy, Hello Skip" Allan Burns
Family Ties "Not an Affair to Remember" Gary David Goldberg & Ruth Bennett
Night Court "Once in Love with Harry" Reinhold Weege
Too Close for Comfort "Ship Mates" Arne Sultan & Earl Barret ABC
Moonlighting "Pilot" Glenn Gordon Caron ABC
Steambath "Madison Avenue Madness" David Pollock & Elias Davis Showtime
Cheers "The Executive's Executioner" Heide Perlman NBC
"Fairy Tales Can Come True" Sam Simon
The Cosby Show "Good-Bye Mr. Fish" Earl Pomerantz
Webster "The Uh-Oh Feeling" Steven Sunshine & Madeline Sunshine ABC
Kate & Allie "Allie's Affair" Bob Randall CBS
All Is Forgiven "I Can't Say No" Ian Praiser & Howard Gewirtz NBC
The Cosby Show "Theo's Holiday" John Markus, Carmen Finestra & Matt Williams
The Golden Girls "Rose's Mother" James Berg & Stan Zimmerman
Night Court "Best of Friends" Howard Ostroff
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's Why Cosmetics Should Come in Unbreakable Bottles" Jay Tarses NBC
Family Ties "A, My Name is Alex" Gary David Goldberg & Alan Uger
The Golden Girls "Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas" Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Cheers "Never Love a Goalie, Part I" Ken Levine & David Isaacs NBC
Family Ties "My Back Pages" Ruth Bennett
The Golden Girls "A Piece of Cake" Kathy Speer, Terry Grossman, Mort Nathan and Barry Fanaro
Night Court "Contempt of Courting" Tom Straw
The Wonder Years "My Father's Office" Carol Black & Neal Marlens ABC
Family Ties "The Way We Were" Gary David Goldberg NBC
The Golden Girls "Old Friends" Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Night Court "No Hard Feelings" Tom Straw
The Slap Maxwell Story "Pilot" Jay Tarses ABC
The Wonder Years "Pilot" Neal Marlens & Carol Black
The Wonder Years "Coda" Todd W. Langen ABC
Cheers "Jumping Jerks" Ken Levine & David Isaacs NBC
"Please, Mr. Postman" Brian Pollack & Mert Rich
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's Why You Order From the Spanish Side of the Menu" Eric Overmyer Lifetime
Murphy Brown "Respect" Diane English CBS
The Wonder Years "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere" Matthew Carlson ABC


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" Diane English CBS
Designing Women "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason CBS
Seinfeld "The Stake Out" Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld NBC
The Wonder Years "Good-bye" Bob Brush ABC
"The Powers That Be" David M. Stern
"Rock 'N' Roll" Bob Stevens
Cheers "Rat Girl" Ken Levine & David Isaacs NBC
Coach "Christmas Brains" John Peaslee & Judd Pillott ABC
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night" Jay Tarses Lifetime
Evening Shade "A Day in the Life of Wood Newton" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason CBS
The Golden Girls "Ebbtide's Revenge" Marc Sotkin NBC
Murphy Brown "Uh-Oh, Part 2" Story by : Korby Siamis & Diane English
Teleplay by : Diane English
Brooklyn Bridge "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" Gary David Goldberg CBS
Seinfeld "The New Friend" Larry David & Larry Levin NBC
"The Parking Space" Larry David & Greg Daniels
"The Stranded" Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld and Matt Goldman
Seinfeld "The Contest" Larry David NBC
Roseanne "The Dark Ages" Eric Gilliland & Mike Gandolfi ABC
"Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home" Amy Sherman
Seinfeld "The Outing" Larry Charles NBC
Seinfeld "The Mango" Story by : Lawrence H. Levy
Teleplay by : Lawrence H. Levy & Larry David
Frasier "A Midwinter Night's Dream" Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano NBC
Roseanne "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Story by : Michael Borkow
Teleplay by : James Berg & Stan Zimmerman
"A Stash from the Past" Kevin Abbott
Seinfeld "The Hamptons" Peter Mehlman & Carol Leifer NBC
Frasier "The Matchmaker" Joe Keenan NBC
Frasier "The Club" Elias Davis & David Pollock NBC
Friends "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" Jeff Greenstein & Jeff Strauss
The Larry Sanders Show "Arthur After Hours" Peter Tolan HBO
"Hank's New Assistant" John Riggi
"Roseanne's Return" Story by : Garry Shandling
Teleplay by : Maya Forbes and Steven Levitan
Mad About You "Our Fifteen Minutes" Jack Burditt NBC
"The Ride Home" Liz Coe
Seinfeld "The Pool Guy" David Mandel NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Eight" Peter Tolan HBO
Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi" Spike Feresten NBC
"The Sponge" Peter Mehlman
Seinfeld "The Fatigues" Greg Kavet & Andy Robin NBC
Ellen "The Puppy Episode" Story by : Ellen DeGeneres
Teleplay by : Mark Driscoll, Dava Savel, Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark
Frasier "The Impossible Dream" Rob Greenberg NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "The Book" Maya Forbes HBO
"Ellen, or Isn't She?" Story by : Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow and John Markus
Teleplay by : Judd Apatow and John Markus
Seinfeld "The Bizarro Jerry" David H. Mandel NBC
"The Chicken Roaster" Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
Frasier "Frasier's Imaginary Friend" Rob Greenberg NBC
Dharma & Greg "Pilot" Dottie Dartland & Chuck Lorre ABC
Ellen "Emma" Lawrence Broch
Murphy Brown "Never Can Say Goodbye" Diane English CBS
Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" Jay Kogen NBC
Dharma & Greg "The Paper Hat Anniversary" Story by : Chuck Lorre
Teleplay by : Bill Prady and Eric Zicklin
Friends "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Alexa Junge NBC
Sex and the City "Evolution" Cindy Chupack HBO
"Four Women and a Funeral" Jenny Bicks


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
Frasier "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan NBC
Frasier "Out with Dad" Joe Keenan NBC
Sex and the City "Attack of the Five Foot Ten Woman" Cindy Chupack HBO
"Ex and the City" Michael Patrick King
Will & Grace "Hey La, Hey La, My Ex-Boyfriend's Back" Jeff Greenstein NBC
Everybody Loves Raymond "Italy" Philip Rosenthal CBS
Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Alex Reid Fox
"The Grandparents" Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson
Sex and the City "Just Say Yes" Cindy Chupack HBO
"My Motherboard, My Self" Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky
Titus "The Pendulum" Christopher Titus Fox
Frasier "Rooms with a View" Dan O'Shannon, Lori Kirkland and Bob Daily NBC
The Bernie Mac Show "Pilot" Larry Wilmore Fox
Ed "The Wedding" Rob Burnett & Jon Beckerman NBC
Scrubs "My First Day" Bill Lawrence
Sex and the City "Change of a Dress" Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky HBO
"I Heart N.Y." Michael Patrick King
"Plus One Is the Loneliest Number" Cindy Chupack
Frasier "No Sex, Please, We're Skittish" Bob Daily NBC
Malcolm in the Middle "Day Care" Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson Fox
"Malcolm Films Reese" Dan Kopelman
Sex and the City "A Woman's Right to Shoes" Jenny Bicks HBO
Arrested Development "Pier Pressure" Jim Vallely & Mitchell Hurwitz Fox
Malcolm in the Middle "Ida's Boyfriend" Neil Thompson
Sex and the City "The Ick Factor" Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky HBO
"Splat!" Jenny Bicks & Cindy Chupack
Wonderfalls "The Wax Lion" Story by : Todd Holland & Bryan Fuller
Teleplay by : Bryan Fuller
Weeds "You Can't Miss the Bear" Jenji Kohan Showtime
Desperate Housewives "Next" Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy ABC
Kitchen Confidential "Exile on Main Street" David Hemingson Fox
Malcolm in the Middle "Motivational Speaker" Rob Ulin
My Name Is Earl "Pilot" Greg Garcia NBC
The Office "Diversity Day" B. J. Novak
The Office "Casino Night" Steve Carell NBC
Desperate Housewives "Don't Look at Me" Josh Senter ABC
"It Takes Two" Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans
Malcolm in the Middle "Bomb Shelter" Rob Ulin Fox
My Name Is Earl "Jump for Joy" Vali Chandrasekaran NBC
The Office "The Coup" Paul Lieberstein
The Office "The Job" Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur NBC
30 Rock "Hard Ball" Matt Hubbard NBC
Flight of the Conchords "Sally Returns" James Bobin, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie HBO
The Office "Local Ad" B. J. Novak NBC
"Phyllis' Wedding" Caroline Williams
Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" Bryan Fuller ABC
30 Rock "Succession" Andrew Guest & John Riggi NBC
30 Rock "Believe in the Stars" Robert Carlock NBC
"Cooter" Tina Fey
My Name Is Earl "Monkeys Take a Bath" Greg Garcia
The Office "Crime Aid" Charlie Grandy
Ugly Betty "Crush'd" Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally ABC
30 Rock "Apollo, Apollo" Robert Carlock NBC
Modern Family "Pilot" Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd ABC
30 Rock "Reunion" Matt Hubbard NBC
Eastbound & Down "Chapter 1" Ben Best, Jody Hill and Danny McBride HBO
The Office "Broke" Charles Grandy NBC
"Gossip" Paul Lieberstein


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
30 Rock "When It Rains, It Pours" Robert Carlock NBC
30 Rock "Anna Howard Shaw Day" Matt Hubbard NBC
Modern Family "Earthquake" Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh ABC
"Starry Night" Danny Zuker
The Office "WUPHF.com" Aaron Shure NBC
The Sarah Silverman Program "NightMayor" Dan Sterling Comedy Central
Modern Family "Caught in the Act" Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman ABC
30 Rock "Queen of Jordan" Tracey Wigfield NBC
Modern Family "Mother's Day" Dan O'Shannon & Ilana Wernick ABC
The Office "Goodbye, Michael: Part 2" Greg Daniels NBC
"PDA" Robert Padnick
Weeds "Object Impermanence" Stephen Falk Showtime
Modern Family "Virgin Territory" Elaine Ko ABC
30 Rock "Leap Day" Luke Del Tredici NBC
Episodes "Episode Nine" David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Modern Family "Little Bo Bleep" Cindy Chupack ABC
"Mistery Date" Jeffrey Richman
Parks and Recreation "The Debate" Amy Poehler NBC
30 Rock "Hogcock!" Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock NBC
Modern Family "Career Day" Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh ABC
"Farm Strong" Elaine Ko
Orange Is the New Black "I Wasn't Ready" Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan Netflix
"Lesbian Request Denied" Sian Heder
Parks and Recreation "Leslie and Ben" Michael Schur & Alan Yang NBC
Louie "So Did the Fat Lady" Louis C.K. FX
Modern Family "The Cold" Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz ABC
"Three Dinners" Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman
New Girl "Landline" Rob Rosell Fox
Orange Is the New Black "Low Self Esteem City" Nick Jones Netflix
Transparent "The Wilderness" Ethan Kuperberg Amazon
Silicon Valley "Sand Hill Shuffle" Clay Tarver HBO
Black-ish "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun" Peter Saji ABC
The Last Man on Earth "Alive in Tucson" Will Forte Fox
Maron "Racegate" Dave Anthony IFC
Modern Family "Connection Lost" Megan Ganz & Steven Levitan ABC
Veep "Joint Session" Story by : Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell & Georgia Pritchett
Teleplay by : Simon Blackwell & Georgia Pritchett
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!" Robert Carlock Netflix
Atlanta "Streets on Lock" Stephen Glover FX
One Mississippi "Pilot" Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro Amazon
Son of Zorn "A Taste of Zephyria" Dan Mintz Fox
Speechless "R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation" Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland ABC
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Finds Her Mom!" Tina Fey & Sam Means Netflix
Will & Grace "Rosario's Quinceanera" Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally NBC
The Carmichael Show "Intervention" Willie Hunter NBC
Grace and Frankie "The Burglary" Brendan McCarthy & David Budin Netflix
Trial & Error "Chapter 13: The Verdict" Jeff Astrof NBC
Veep "Judge" Ted Cohen HBO
Barry "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" Alec Berg & Bill Hader HBO
Forever "Another Place" Story by : Aniz Adam Ansari
Teleplay by : Alan Yang & Matt Hubbard
The Kids Are Alright "Pilot" Tim Doyle ABC
Orange Is the New Black "Who Knows Better Than I" Jenji Kohan Netflix
Santa Clarita Diet "Halibut!" Victor Fresco
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy and the Beest!" Robert Carlock
Dead to Me "Pilot" Liz Feldman Netflix
Living with Yourself "Nice Knowing You" Timothy Greenberg Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "It's Comedy or Cabbage" Amy Sherman-Palladino Amazon
Orange Is the New Black "Here's Where We Get Off" Jenji Kohan Netflix
On Becoming a God in Central Florida "The Stinker Thinker" Robert F. Funke and Matt Lutsky Showtime
Veep "Veep" David Mandel HBO


Year Series Episode Winners/nominees Network
The Great "The Great" Tony McNamara Hulu
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens "Grandma & Chill" Kyle Lau Comedy Central
Dead to Me "It's Not You, It's Me" Liz Feldman & Kelly Hutchinson Netflix
Grace and Frankie "The Tank" Alex Kavallierou
High Maintenance "Trick" Isaac Oliver HBO
Ted Lasso "Pilot" Story by : Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly
Teleplay by : Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence
Apple TV+
The Great "Alone at Last" Tony McNamara Hulu
Dave "Enlightened Dave" Luvh Rakhe & Lee Sung Jin FXX
Only Murders in the Building "True Crime" Steve Martin & John Hoffman Hulu
Reservation Dogs "F*ckin' Rez Dogs" Sterlin Harjo & Taika Waititi FX on Hulu
Superstore "All Sales Final" Story by : Justin Spitzer
Teleplay by : Jonathan Green & Gabe Miller
The Wonder Years "Pilot" Saladin K. Patterson ABC
Hacks "The One, The Only" Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky HBO Max
The Bear "Braciole" Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer FX on Hulu
Grace and Frankie "The Beginning" Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris Netflix
Julia "Foie Gras" Daniel Goldfarb & Christopher Keyser HBO Max
Reservation Dogs "Wide Net" Tazbah Rose Chavez FX on Hulu
What We Do in the Shadows "Private School" Ayo Edebiri & Shana Gohd FX
Poker Face "Escape from Shit Mountain" Nora Zuckerman & Lilla Zuckerman Peacock
The Bear "Fishes" Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer FX on Hulu
"Forks" Alex Russell
The Great "Ice" Tony McNamara Hulu
Reservation Dogs "House Made of Bongs" Tommy Pico and Sterlin Harjo FX on Hulu
What We Do in the Shadows "Pride Parade" Jake Bender and Zach Dunn FX

Total awards

Writers with multiple awards

Programs with multiple awards

Writers with multiple nominations

Programs with multiple nominations


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