Sitcom king Chuck Lorre puts his musings in a book
NEW YORK (AP) - Chuck Lorre - whose trio of sitcom hits includes Two And A Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly - isn't just a towering comedy mogul.
He's also one of the most widely distributed writers in the world. His tart, often darkly funny dispatches reach a weekly audience of more than 30 million.
Granted, the number of people who actually read these tiny treatises is another question. Each of Lorre's posts appears on-screen for a single fleeting second at the end of his shows, in the form of so-called "vanity cards" - a graphic ID for the show's production company.
The Chuck Lorre Productions vanity card has been an outlet for Lorre's random observations since 1997, when alert viewers of the sitcom Dharma & Greg began noticing fine print on the screen which, by freeze-framing their VCR, they could dwell on long enough to read.