Chuck Lorre to be honoured at Banff fest

Creator of "Two and a Half Men" will receive an award at the Banff World Media Festival.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

American writer, producer, and creator of some of television's biggest comedy sitcoms like "Two and a Half Men," Chuck Lorre will be presented with the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the Banff World Media Festival taking place this June.

The five-time Emmy-nominated TV vet also has his name stamped on popular shows like "Cybill," "Roseanne," and "Dharma & Greg." He co-created the blockbuster comedy series “Two and a Half Men” and "The Big Bang Theory," which currently rank as the number one and number two comedies, respectively, among total viewers on all of U.S. television (network and off-network). He is also the executive producer of the hit show "Mike & Molly" starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy.

The Banff World Media Festival is an annual event that includes conferences featuring a wide variety of strategic programs and events, including internationally-recognized awards competitions, market access programs, and facilitated networking opportunities. The Banff World Media Festival is produced by Achilles Media, experts in international industry development – for over a decade, Achilles Media has serviced a range of international business communities with industry-specific events and programs, digital publications and facilitation tools.

Lorre is following in the footsteps of other Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award winners such as John Cleese, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer, Rick Mercer, Ricky Gervais and James Burrows.

Lorre will receive his award on Tuesday, June 12 during the Banff World Media Festival.


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