Alan Zweibel

Alan Zweibel

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1950-05-20 · Gender: Male

13 Movies · 5 TV shows

Biography

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.

Early Life

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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Here Today

Here Today

2021
Veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality, befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Payge. They form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching...

2020.

1 Movie
Belushi

Belushi

2020
R.J used previously unheard audiotapes that were recorded shortly after John Belushi's death. The life of the once-in-a- generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences ...

2018.

1 Movie
Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda

2018
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.

2017.

1 Movie
Gilbert

Gilbert

2017
A comedian's life and career. There is a person named Gilbert.

2015.

1 Movie
Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy

2015
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...

2014.

1 Movie
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

2014
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.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Monk

Monk

5.76
2002
Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, renowned for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. After his wife's murder, he had an e...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

6.07
2000
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.

1999.

1 Movie
The Story of Us

The Story of Us

6
1999
A couple has been together for fifteen years.

1994.

1 Movie
North

North

1994
North has had it with his parents. They are busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. According to the judge, North should either find ne...

1992.

1 Movie
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special

1992
Jon Lovitz is a comedian and SNL veteran.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Good Sports

Good Sports

1991
Good Sports is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS network in 1991, starring Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal.

1987.

1 Movie
Dragnet

Dragnet

7
1987
The Los Angeles Police Department has a sergeant. The nephew of a famous police sergeant is going to be working with a young, freewheeling detective. After investigating the theft of pornographic maga...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
It's Garry Shandling's Show

It's Garry Shandling's Show

6
1986
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 ...

1980.

1 Movie
Gilda Live

Gilda Live

1980
A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

1976.

2 Movies
The Beach Boys: It's OK

The Beach Boys: It's OK

1976
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

The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour

1976
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.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
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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