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Whats The Buzz NY

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Alan Zweibel  Was an original Saturday Night Live writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,”  Alan  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, Monk, PBS’s Great Performances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. A frequent guest on talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Alan’s many theatrical contributions include the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays which he collaborated on with Billy Crystal, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me, and the off-Broadway play Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy which he adapted from his best-selling book.  Alan has written the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve, and a collection of short stories and essays titled "Clothing Optional." His humor has also appeared in such diverse publications as Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. The co-writer of the screenplays for the films Dragnet, North, and The Story of Us, Alan recently received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and in 2010 the Writers Guild of America gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.   Alan is currently working with Billy Crystal on the feature film version of 700 Sundays to be directed by Barry Levinson, executive producing a documentary mini-series with Steve Carell and David Steinberg and writing a novel titled Offside with Dave Barry.  And on the TV screen he will be appearing as a new character in the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and in a short film for Funny or Die. WWW.ALANZWEIBEL.COM