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.




47% 93% Here Today Screenwriter,
$2.8M 2021
88% 81% Love, Gilda Self,
Executive Producer
$624.2K 2018
98% 75% The Last Laugh Self - 2016
26% 58% The Story of Us Writer,
$27.1M 1999
51% 41% Dragnet Screenwriter $56M 1987


No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Duckstein (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 88% Monk Writer 2007


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