Author Visit: Alan Zweibel (ONLINE)Tuesday May 18, 2021
On Tuesday, May 18 at 1:00 PM EST, Alan Zweibel will discuss his career in comedy writing and his recent cultural memoir, Laugh Lines.
The winner of five Emmy Awards, Zweibel was an original SNL writer, co-creator of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and a producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm. He collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning Broadway show 700 Sundays, and wrote the off-Broadway hit Bunny Bunny - Gilda Radner: A Sort of Love Story, that he adapted from his bestselling book.
All told, Zweibel has written eleven books including, the Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve, and the novel Lunatics that he co-wrote with Dave Barry.
In 2013, Zweibel was given an honorary PhD from the State University of New York and, because of his diverse body of work, in 2013 the Writers Guild of America awarded him a Lifetime Achievement award.
Currently, Zweibel is preparing his play Bunny Bunny for a return to the NY stage and a movie co-written with Billy Crystal called Here Today that stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, will be released on May 7. But in his own words, the production he's most proud of is the family he's co-produced with his wife Robin, their three children and five grandchildren.
For more information about Alan Zweibel or to order your own copy of the book, visit www.alanzweibel.com.
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