Roberto Lerici was a publisher, comediographer, screenwriter, writer and Italian television author.
As a publisher, he founded in 1956, with Aldo Rosselli (nephew of Nello) the publishing house Lerici, which he directed until 1967. He translated the Lyric works of Horace (Milan, Lerici, 1957), he is the author of a Un racconto (Milan, All'insegna del pesce d'oro, 1964) and edited, with Giuseppe Tedeschi, the poetic works of Lorenzo Calogero (Milan, Lerici, 1962-1966).
As a theater author he wrote La storia di Sawney Bean (Milan, Lerici, 1964) in 1964 for the interpretation of Carmelo Bene. In 1966, with Il Gioco dei Quattro Cantoni, presented at the Venice Biennale, he began to collaborate with Carlo Quartucci, with whom he made about twenty shows including Maijakovskij e compagni alla rivoluzione d'Ottobre (1967) and Il lavoro teatrale (1969 ), Funerale (1982).
From 1972 he began working for RAI collaborating with Antonello Falqui in the creation of television varieties, including Milleluci with Mina and Raffaella Carrà, ... E adesso andiamo a incominciare with Gabriella Ferri and Pandemonium, and Fatti e fattacci with Ornella Vanoni and Gigi Proietti. Together with the latter he writes the lyrics for a series of One-Man-Shows, including the lucky A me gli occhi please.