Writer / Actor
Shelly Goldstein is a writer-performer who has written for every genre of TV, film and stage. Her one-woman shows play to sell-out crowds throughout the US and UK and she recently wrote the comedy special WAIT! WAIT! DON’T KILL ME & performed in it with Lily Tomlin, Pete Holmes, Kevin Nealon & Margaret Cho. She created the sitcom BINGO with Bruce Vilanch and was Script Consultant & lyricist on Liongate’s UK/European series, COLD COURAGE. Her song “England’s White Rose” is on the Sony Soundtrack CD. She wrote the Emmy winning PBS musical special, CHICAGO VOICES. Her lyric ILLINOIS was sung by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus in the documentary LINCOLN IS CRYING.
She has written (or re-written) sitcoms, dramas, screenplays, lyrics, docus, animation, award shows, jokes & special material for (partial list) Stephen Colbert, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Pete Holmes, Sharon Stone, Jay Leno, Regina King, Tiffany Haddish, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Leslie Odom Jr., Chris Pratt, rocker Joe Walsh, Larry Wilmore, Danny Trejo, Daveed Diggs, Kal Penn, Carol Burnett, J Lo, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Laurence Fishburne, Jane Fonda, Isaiah Mustafa, Conan O’Brien, Chris Martin, Dick Van Dyke, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Diane Keaton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Henry Winkler, Robin Roberts, Quincy Jones, Demi Moore, Al Roker, Michael McKean, Eric McCormack, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, Phil Rosenthal, Norman Lear, Prince Albert & Princess Charlene of Monaco, George Tenet and Yoko Ono.
She is the go-to writer for events that combine style, humor and substance – having written for such organizations as UNICEF, PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY, SENTINEL AWARDS (NORMAN LEAR/USC/ANNENBERG), WRITER’S GUILD AWARDS, LAUREUS INT’L SPORTS AWARDS, LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INT’L, HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES, NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION, DIVA AWARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS, OUTFEST LEGACY AWARDS, PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS, PRODUCER’S GUILD AWARDS, RED DRESS AWARDS, INNER-CITY ARTS, BRITAIN’S NHS, NARAS MusiCARES, PBS and others.
She has written tributes to Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Robert Redford, Elaine May, Aaron Sorkin, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Stephen Bochco, Bernadette Peters, Nancy Meyers, Merill Markoe & James L. Brooks.
She has won the New Yorker magazine’s Cartoon Caption Contest.
She created NBC’s animated show SHELLDON and wrote the series’ theme lyric. broadcast in 2-dozen countries throughout Europe & Asia. She wrote 52 eps of animated musical series, FLYING WITH BYRD again writing the theme lyric.
She co-starred in the British film, THE RIDDLE opposite Sir Derek Jacobi & Vanessa Redgrave.
Nine times out of ten if there’s someone you love who is funny, Bruce Vilanch made them funnier. Bruce is a two time Emmy winning comedy writer, songwriter, and actor with a four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as a celebrity participant and head writer...
Truly a phenomenally funny human with more talent in her pinky the most of us have in our entire body. Shelly Goldstein was a great guest and she came packed with stories layered with experience wit and charm that it was impossible to not have a good...