Alan Zweibel in Conversation w/ Kliph Nesteroff: From Catskills to SNL to Broadway

The National Comedy Center presents

Alan Zweibel in Conversation w/ Kliph Nesteroff: From Catskills to SNL to Broadway

Thu, August 3, 2017

5:30 pm

Robert H. Jackson Center

$10.00

Alan Zweibel is an original “Saturday Night Live” writer, best-selling author, and Broadway playwright. Zweibel is a frequent guest on all of the late night talk shows, and has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television across four decades. 

Alan Zweibel
Alan  Zweibel
An original “Saturday Night Live” writer, Alan has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “PBS’s Great Performances,“ “The Late Show With David Letterman and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

A frequent guest on all of the late night talk shows, Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play “700 Sundays”, Martin Short’s Broadway hit “Fame Becomes Me”, and the off-Broadway play “Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy” which he adapted from his best-selling book.

Other books by Alan are the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel “The Other Shulman”, the popular children’s book “Our Tree Named Steve”, “North”, a collection of short stories and essays titled “Clothing Optional, the novel “Lunatics” that he
co-wrote with Dave Barry, the middle grades novel “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My ___” that he co-wrote with Adam Mansbach and the recently released parody of the Haggadah titled “For This We Left Egypt?” which he wrote with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach.

Alan’s humor has also appeared in such diverse publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Op-Ed page, The American Bystander, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. He has also penned a best selling e-book titled “From My Bottom Drawer.

The co-writer of the screenplays for the films “Dragnet”, “North”, and “The Story of Us”, Alan has received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and because of the diversity of his body or work, in 2010 the Writers Guild of America, East gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alan is currently preparing “Bunny Bunny” for a return to the New York stage, has a one-act titled “Playing God” at the Summer Shorts festival in NYC and is developing a limited TV series based on his novel “The Other Shulman” for Sony television.

On the TV screen, he’s also appeared in episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order”, and can currently be seen on the big screen in the documentary “The Last Laugh” about humor and the Holocaust; as well as “Gilbert” about the life of Gilbert Gottfried.

But the production that Alan is most proud of is the family he’s co-produced with his wife Robin; their children Adam, Lindsay and Sari; and their grandchildren Zachary, Alexis, Jordan, Kylie and Sydney.
Venue Information:
Robert H. Jackson Center
305 E 4th St
Jamestown, NY, 14701