A Career in Comedy: A Conversation between Alan Zweibel and Lewis Black

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Location Hall of Philosophy

Comedy greats Alan Zweibel and Lewis Black join forces for a conversation on their respective careers. Presented in partnership with the National Comedy Center.

Alan Zweibel
An original “Saturday Night Live” writer whom the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmys and awards from the Writers Guild of America and The TV Critics Association for his work in television which includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created & produced), “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”  Zweibel’s theatrical works include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning “700 Sundays,” Martin Short’s Broadway hit “Fame Becomes Me,” the off-Broadway plays “Happy,” “Comic Dialogue,” “Between Cars,” “Pine Cone Moment” and “Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner-A Sort of Romantic Comedy,” which he adapted from his bestselling book.

Lewis Black
Known as the “king of the rant,” Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor and author, Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.