TV/Film

 

In addition to piloting Red Eye Radio, Doug McIntyre is also a television/film writer-producer and has worked for all four major TV networks as well as HBO and ShowTime.

As a kid McIntyre was obsessed with comedy and comedy writers, from his radio idols Jean Shepherd and Bob & Ray, to the classic comedians, the Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, and Laurel & Hardy, Doug studied every kind of comedy style. From the satirical masters Tom Lehrer and Monty Python, to the most obscure stand ups, he was heavily influenced by the legendary playwrights, George S. Kaufman and Neil Simon, and inspired to pursue a career in comedy writer after watching endless hours of The Dick Van Dyke Show.

After hustling jokes and gags to comics all over New York City, McIntyre landed a job writing and producing commercials for several ad agencies, a job that brought him into contact with Jack Klugman, the star of the iconic sitcom, “The Odd Couple.” *

In comedy timing is everything and Doug’s timing was perfect. Klugman had just signed to star in a new sitcom for NBC called You Again? alongside a young unknown actor named John Stamos. Jack hired Doug as one of the show’s writers, prompting his move to Los Angeles in late 1985.

WrittenYou Again? ran for 26 episodes, after which Doug went on to work on many series-- some hot, some not-- including WKRP in Cincinnati, Full House, (again with Stamos) “Married… With Children” and Mike Hammer – Private Eye, on which McIntyre served as Executive Producer.

Doug was nominated for a Humanitas Prize for the acclaimed PBS animated series, Liberty’s Kids and with his writer/producer/actress/wife, Penny Peyser, wrote, produced and directed the award winning feature documentary, Trying to Get Good: the Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (available on DVD) which continues to play nationally at film and jazz festivals, featuring an amazing cast including; Clint Eastwood, Billy Crystal, Merv Griffin, Dom DeLuise, Chris Botti, Dave Frishberg, Tierney Sutton and multiple Academy Award © winners Alan Bergman and Johnny Mandel. 

One of the quirkier chapters in Doug’s career was an episode of the CBS series, A League of their Own written by McIntyre and directed by Tom Hanks with an “assist” from Federico Fellini!  

Doug has appeared as a guest on television many times, including regular stints on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, FOX News’The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, & Colmes and had his own segment, Under the Radar on CNBC’s Dennis Miller. Doug hosted a pilot for the History Channel as well as two seasons of Jazz Notes for LA36 in Los Angeles.  

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*Doug’s wife, Penny Peyser, worked with the other half of The Odd Couple, staring as Tony Randall’s daughter in The Tony Randall Show.