Alan Zweibel: latest book, “LAUGH LINES: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier”

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Alan Zweibel, who discusses his latest book, “LAUGH LINES: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier,” which 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. Throughout the pages of LAUGH LINES, Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries including Larry David, Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Susie Essman, Dave Barry, Rob Reiner, and more. During the interview, Zweibel reflects on his career, talks about lessons learned and advice for writers, and some of the major takeaways from the book. Alan Zweibel will be participating in the Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Series with the Memphis Jewish Community Center and will be speaking at a virtual event on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 PM CDT. The event is free with advance registration at Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America Awards for his work in television that includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play “700 Sundays” and won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his novel, “The Other Shulman.”
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