Alan’s Work and Awards


 5 Emmy Awards

2 Writers Guild of America Awards

Television Critics of America Award

Thurber Prize for American Humor

Tony Award – with Billy Crystal for 700 Sundays

Writers Guild of America East, Lifetime Achievement Award

Honorary PhD from the State University of New York


Saturday Night Live (NBC) Original Writer

The Beach Boys: It’s OK (NBC) Writer

The Paul Simon Special (NBC)   Writer

Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever (NBC)   Writer

The New Show (NBC)   Writer

It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (SHO) Co-creator &  Executive Producer

Great Performances (PBS)   Short musical co-written with Cy Coleman

The Boys (SHO)   Creator and Executive Producer

The Please Watch The Jon Lovitz Special (FOX)   Writer and Executive Producer

Good Sports (CBS)   Creator and Executive Producer

I Am Your Child special (ABC)   Writer and Executive Producer with Rob Reiner

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)   Consulting Producer

2004 Emmy Awards (ABC)  Head Writer

Monk (USA Net)   Writer

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) Writer

Inside Comedy (SHO) Executive Producer



COMING SOON:  Here Today based on Alan’s short story, The Prize. Screenplay co-written with Billy Crystal. Starring Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal. Directed by Billy Crystal. 

Gilda Live  (Warners)  Directed by Mike Nichols

Love Gilda

Dragnet (Universal)   Co-writer with Dan Aykroyd; Directed by Tom Mankiewicz

North (Castle Rock)   Co-writer and Producer; Directed by Rob Reiner

The Story of Us (Castle Rock)   Writer with Jessie Nelson/Producer; Directed by Rob Reiner

700 Sundays (HBO)  Writer with Billy Crystal/Co-Executive Producer;
Directed by Des McAnuff





Gilda Live – one of a team of writers

700 Sundays – collaborated with Billy Crystal                          

Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me – collaborated with Martin Short


Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner – A Sort of Romantic Comedy  

Between Cars  

Comic Dialogue  


Pine Cone Moment  

The Boca Collection (2018)



Curb Your Enthusiasm — Season 8, Episode 7, August 2011

Television Academy Foundation (For the full 5-hour interview, click on the horizontal top right corner lines in the video below)

"Late Show with David Letterman", July 13, 2007 - Part 1

"Late Show with David Letterman", July 13, 2007 - Part 2

Dave Barry in conversation with Alan Zweibel at 'Live Talks Los Angeles', April 27. 2019

92nd Street Y: Dec 4, 2015 Alan Zweibel and Martin Short

It's Garry Shandling's Show