Nov

19 2020

Book Festival In Your Living Room Presents Alan Zweibel

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Register in advance. Book Festival In Your Living Room Presents Alan Zweibel, My Life Helping People Be Funnier.

 

With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy in this FREE Zoom author talk.

 

Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. 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 a series of landmark shows—from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

Buy a copy of "My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier" through our partner, RJ Julia.

 

Questions? Contact Lindsey Barger at lbarger@jewishnewhaven.org

 

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