Alan Zweibel. Can we call him a household name? Certainly; but only if you have any interest in comedy in the last forty years. Allan Zweibel was one of the original writers on Saturday Night Live when the show first aired in 1975. He created John Belushi’s famous “Samurai” sketch. The New York Times said “Alan Zweibel has earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture.” That ain’t all. Read on.
BUT FIRST, mark this down: Alan Zweibel will be joining us “live” at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard this Monday, October 30th at 2:30 pm.
Zweibel has had a varied and storied career as a screenwriter, book author, actor, producer, playwright but, first and foremost, as a comedy writer. He’s won five Emmy Awards, two WGA Awards, another from the Television Critics of America, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the WGA East and a Tony for co-writing Billy Crystal’s one-man Broadway show, 700 Sundays. If that weren’t enough, he also co-created and produced It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and has been a contributing producer on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
To make it even easier for you, do yourself a favor and download and read this article about Alan Zweibel’s career that is appearing in today’s (Sunday, October 29th) Buffalo News. It will tell you exactly who will be joining us on Monday.
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We’re thrilled to have Alan share the insight and experience he’s gained over a four-decade career with our students who are poised and eager to begin theirs. Please join us either “live and in person” or virtually on your laptops.
The live stream of the lecture and Q&A will be available to watch on our YouTube channel. starting at 2:15 PM on Monday, October 30th. To view the live stream click (or copy and paste) the link below and the Zweibel session will be available.