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Name  Eric Stangel
Role  Television screenwriter

Education  Syracuse University
Siblings  Justin Stangel
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Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
Shows  Late Show with David Letterman
Similar People  Justin Stangel, David Letterman, Bill Scheft, Joe Grossman, Lee Ellenberg

Eric Stangel (born June 16, 1971) is an American radio and television screenwriter and producer.

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Born and raised in Chappaqua, New York, Stangel attended Syracuse University, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1993. Upon graduation, Stangel and his brother Justin Stangel created a stage show in Manhattan, titled Big City Comedy. The success of the show led to writing work for Saturday Night Live, Fox Television, and the USA Network. The comedy shorts they created to air between shows for the USA Network helped land the Stangel brothers staff writing jobs with Late Show with David Letterman, in 1997.

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In 1998, Stangel and his brother become the head writers of the Late Show, positions they held until 2013.

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As co-head writer for The Late Show, Stangel was part of a team that has won two Primetime Emmy Awards (in 2001 and 2002), received twenty-one total Emmy nominations, and was nominated for Writers Guild of America awards four times.

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In December 2009 Stangel and his brother Justin were promoted to executive producers for The Late Show. The Stangel brothers are the longest-serving head writers in the 16-year history of the show.

Stangel was a winner of one of's 2010 Sports Media Awards, receiving a top pick in the Sports Media Tweets of The Year category.

In March 2011, Stangel was named to's Twitter 140, a list of the world's most influential Tweeters.

In 2015, Justin and Eric Stangel were added to the staff of Opie with Jim Norton on Sirius XM. On March 15, 2016 Opie announced that the Stangel Brothers officially resigned from their role with the show.


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