From the Bottom Drawer of: Alan Zweibel Alan Zweibel dusts off some hilarious material written years ago that stand the test of time. An original Saturday Night Live writer, award winning author and playwright, Zweibel releases three never before published short stories: “The Prize”, “The Ride Home”, and “Sexting with Alan Dershowitz” pulled from Alan’s Bottom Drawer delivered directly to your eReader. You’ll be laughing within seconds...Okay, minutes...Okay, the next day. But that's still good, right?
“One of the best comedy writers around, Alan Zweibel is my bounce guy. We’ve been friends for so long we have our own comedic shorthand. We totally get each other’s sense of humor.”
– Larry David
“He’s wonderfully funny and very smart and he’s a big guy, but very sensitive.”
– Billy Crystal
“Alan Zweibel is the funniest writer in the world.”
– Dave Barry
“Read Alan Zweibel and you’ll be reminded of the likes of Robert Benchley and S.J. Perelman. You can’t help but be moved by his warmth and insight even as you laugh your ass off.”
– David Steinberg
About the Author
An original Saturday Night Live writer who the New York Times said has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild, 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, East 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 for Showtime with Steve Carell and David Steinberg and writing a novel titled Lunatics with Dave Barry which Putnam is publishing in January. 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.
But the production that Alan is most proud of is the family he’s co-produced with his wife Robin, their children Lindsay, Sari, and Adam, Adam’s wife Cori, and grandchildren Zachary and Alexis.