Neil Simon once said the best comedy comes from pain and veteran television writer, Russ Woody, proves there might be something to Simon’s theory. Woody has used his painful beginnings to create a successful career in television writing. He has won an Emmy for his work as a writer/producer on Murphy Brown and a Golden Globe for his work as a writer/producer on Cybil. He has also written for TV shows like Bosom Buddies, Benson, Hillstreet Blues, and Slap Maxwell. Presently, he’s the co-executive producer for the CBS sitcom, Becker.