Alan In Print



Alan in The New Yorker. (2/20/17)


(from the piece)

William Henry Harrison: I’d imagine there’d be a big crowd today.

Enid Borden: And why is that, sir?

W.H.H.: Well, it is Presidents’ Day, is it not?


LUNATICS (Co-Written with Dave Barry) 

“Putting Barry and Zweibel in close proximity is sort of like juggling torches while walking a wire over a vat of kerosene; sooner or later, there’s gonna be a big, big bang. A rocket-fueled romp whose pages practically turn themselves.”—BookPage

“The aptly titled Lunatics delivers exactly what one would expect from two award-winning humorists: an outrageously funny, irreverent, over-the-top comic mystery. How funny is Lunatics? It’s the sort of book that inspires snorts, may make you spit out your soda and burst into hysterical laughter in public.”—The Miami Herald
“A screwball comedy of errors and a rare political satire. Barry and Zweibel bring us what we need: comic relief.”—The Boston Globe

CLOTHING OPTIONAL: And Other Ways to Read These Stories 

“Humor writer, author, playwright. But enough about me. Alan Zweibel’s book made me laugh out loud!”
–Steve Martin

“If you’re only going to read one book this year, well, you’re a moron and this is definitely not the book for you. If, however, you’re depressed, agitated, bitter, horny, bi-polar, a layabout, or a pathological liar, then, like me, you have much in common with the depraved soul who wrote these stories and owe it to yourself and whatever loved ones you probably don’t have, to read it.”  
–Larry David

The Other Shulman

At once a biting satire on misplaced priorities and a comedy routine live from New York, Shulman’s monologue in motion never hesitates to ask the big questions–questions like “Was this bridge always this steep?” Jennifer Baker, Booklist


Our Tree Named Steve 

Dear Kids, A long time ago, when you were little, Mom and I took you to where we wanted to build a house. . . . I remember there was one tree, however, that the three of you couldn’t stop staring at. . . .


North, a nine-year-old boy dissatisfied with his parents, travels around the world in search of the perfect parents, but all of them seem to have flaws.


BUNNY BUNNY: Gilda Radner: A Sort of Love Story 

Alternately comic and heartbreaking, the play follows Alan and Gilda from SNL through their bumper-car lives right up to her death from ovarian cancer. Their loyalty and love glows through every scene. Illustrated with photos of Radner from Zweibel’s personal albums.

From The Huffington Post 

Rosh Hashanah For Dummies


“Then, Why Are You Crying, Alan?” 


A Tooth, Some Turkey, And A Cat Named Livingston


The Club Name That Should Never Be Changed  – Gilda’s Club


 ‘I’m A What?’ After My TV Appearance, I Got Called A Name That Shocked Me