Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson met in the early '80s, doing stand-up comedy at the Cleveland Comedy Club. After performing and writing in the Cleveland area, they moved to California, teaming for Newhart and Cheers.
Tom Anderson co-created and wrote "Living Single" and created "The Jeff Foxworthy Show". As a performer, he has appeared on "Diagnosis Murder" and "Murphy Brown". He currently writes movie scripts from his home in Cleveland.