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      Alan Zweibel

      Alan Zweibel

      Highest Rated: 98% The Last Laugh (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 26% The Story of Us (1999)

      Birthday: May 20, 1950

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      As a comedy writer, producer, playwright and even novelist, Alan Zweibel was a prolific comedic voice whose life and career were inexorably linked to the first five seasons of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). One of the original writers hired by producer Lorne Michaels, Zweibel had his hand in creating and writing for some of the show's most famous characters and bits, most notably John Belushi's Samurai and Gilda Radner's Emily Litella and frizzy-haired Roseanne Roseannadanna. In fact, he developed a strong professional and personal bond with Radner that lasted until her untimely death from cancer in 1989. Meanwhile, he made his feature writing debut with the concert film "Gilda Live" (1980) and later helped create and write "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime, Fox, 1986-1990) alongside the show's titular star. After writing a big screen remake of "Dragnet" (1987), Zweibel wrote the best-selling memoir, Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story (1994), which detailed his platonic relationship with Radner, while branching further out into Broadway and writing for a number of variety specials, cementing his legacy as one of the comedy world's more pioneering writers.

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      Credit
      47% 93% Here Today Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $2.8M 2021
      89% 81% Love, Gilda Self,
      Executive Producer
      $624.2K 2018
      98% 75% The Last Laugh Self - 2016
      26% 58% The Story of Us Writer,
      Producer
      $27.1M 1999
      50% 41% Dragnet Screenwriter $56.0M 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
      92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Duckstein (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      91% 90% Monk Writer 2007