Alan Zweibel

Spring 2020

UB alumnus Alan Zweibel, a five-time Emmy Award-winning original writer for Saturday Night Live, inaugurated the Working Artists Lab in Spring 2020, collaborating with Bronwyn Keenan, Director for the Arts Collaboratory, and Maria S. Horne, Associate Professor, Department  of Theatre and Dance. Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild for his work in television, which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (which he co-created and produced), The Late Show With David Letterman, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

A frequent guest on all of the late night talk shows, Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me, and six off-Broadway plays including Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy, which he adapted from his best-selling book.

Alan is currently preparing Bunny Bunny for a return to the New York stage, recently released a cultural memoir titled Laugh Lines – 40 Years Trying To Make Funny People Funnier for Abrams Books, and has produced a movie he co-wrote with Billy Crystal titled Here Today that stars Billy and Tiffany Haddish, which is to be released in 2021.