SNL Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Writer John Bowman Following His Death

John Bowman Death
John Bowman

The writers of the popular night show Saturday Night Live paid a heartfelt tribute to late writer John Bowman. The former SNL alum wrote on the series between 1988 and 1989 and even bagged an Emmy for his impressive contributions across twenty episodes. In the newest episode of SNL, hosted by MacGruber Star Will Forte, the cast and crew remembered the former writer. 

Bowman later made a few cameo appearances in a pair of 1988 episodes hosted by notable actors Danny DeVito and John Lithgow. Other than his time on SNL, he has also been the co-creator and producer of the hit ’90s sitcom Martin. Other than that, he has served as the writer on series including In Living Color. Did you know John Bowman was also in the WGA’s negotiating committee during the 2007-08 strike?

John Bowman Is The Writing Genius Behind Several Notable Shows

The Emmy Winning writer and producer John Frederick Bowman passed away at his Santa Monica residence. Believe it or not, Bowman working for SNL was an unexpected move as John was earlier working as an executive at PepsiCo. It was a huge leap, and the writer surely aced it. Screenwriter John Ridley remembered the late writer as someone as a mentor to so many young writers of color. The Oscar winner further added, stating how several writers had their first professional gigs with Bowman.

John Bowman has contributed to notable shows like The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,  It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and The Hughleys. He also served as an executive producer for the last four seasons of CBS’ original series of Murphy Brown. As the former president of The Lampoon, Mr. Downey recalled, John Bowman had the best dry sense of humor.

John Bowman Death
John Bowman

Martin Lawrence has remembered the late writer stating that there wasn’t anything too big or too small that could faze John, and this is what made the whole working together a great experience. John Bowman was working on his final series titled Frank TV starring the impressionist Frank Caliendo from 2007- 2008. The world will always remember such a gifted writer who gave us so many genius shows.

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