Virtual Author Event with Alan Zweibel
Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier
In partnership with the JCCs of Indianapolis, Miami, and Rochester, NY
Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt stand-ups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. From SNL, he went on to have a hand in numerous landmark series, from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Alan Zweibel’s tender, funny memoir, Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier, takes readers through his long career in the comedy-writing business and charts the story and changes in what made America laugh over the decades. From when the Catskills were a breeding ground for talented comedians through the era of vanguard New York City comedy clubs that spawned a new wave of original voices, Zweibel covers comedy variety television, prestige cable, the Broadway stage, and the streaming world today.
The author talk will be moderated by Isaac Landfert. Landfert has produced films, performed in a mock & roll band, written for comic books and satirical news sites, and appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
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