Alan Zweibel (born May 20, 1950) is an American television writer, author, playwright, and screenwriter who was one of the original Saturday Night Live writers, a co-creator of It's Garry Shandling's Show, and consulting producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm. For the Broadway stage he collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning play 700 Sundays, won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his novel The Other Shulman: A Novel, and, most recently, co-wrote a film with Crystal titled Here Today that stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish.
Zweibel was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to a Jewish family. He grew up in the New York City suburbs of Wantaghand Woodmere on Long Island. He graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in 1968 and the University at Buffalo in 1972.Upon graduation from college, Zweibel started writing for stand-up comedians who paid him seven dollars a joke. He later compiled over 1,100 of them into a portfolio which he showed to producer Lorne Michaels who then hired Zweibel to be one of the original writers of a new show called Saturday Night Live.
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Diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from friends and colleagues offer insight into the life and career of the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on Saturday Night Live.
Misery Loves Comedy
Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you...
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood in 700 Sundays. The Tony Award-winning show explores family and fate.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
The comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and neither can anyone else, is off the hook.
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Good Sports is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS network in 1991, starring Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal.
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It's Garry Shandling's Show
It's Garry Shandling's Show is an American sitcom which was initially broadcast on Showtime from 1986 to 1990. It was created by Garry Shandling and Alan Zweibel. The show is notable for its frequent ...
The Beach Boys: It's OK
A live performance from the Beach Boys, featuring their best known songs, including 'Help Me Rhonda' and 'Good Vibrations'.
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour
Originally aired as an television special, this concert film includes interview segments, comedy sketches, and concert footage from Brian Wilson's 1976 return to the concert stage.
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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