Original Saturday Night Live Writer Alan Zweibel to Appear at Ferris

Alan ZwibelBIG RAPIDS – Alan Zweibel, an original Saturday Night Live writer, is appearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in G. Mennen Williams Auditorium at Ferris State University. A book signing will be held in the auditorium lobby courtesy of Great Lakes Book and Supply.

Zweibel 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 executive produced), Monk and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In films, he co-wrote the screenplays for Dragnet, North and The Story of Us. In addition, he wrote the popular children’s book, Our Tree Named Steve, and the 2006 Thurber Prize-winning novel, The Other Shulman.

His humor has appeared in such diverse publications as Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, MAD Magazine and has been reprinted in numerous anthologies around the world.

Zweibel’s theatrical contributions include the play Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his best-selling book. He also collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning play 700 Sundays, as well as Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me.

A frequent guest on talk shows such as “Late Night with David Letterman,” Zweibel is currently finishing his next Broadway show tentatively titled Sunday Nights at 8:00 and is doing a television pilot with Bob Newhart. His new book, Clothing Optional – a collection of short stories and essays – will be published by Random House next fall.

01 October, 2008