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Arts & Entertainment - January 20, 2023

As good as his words

From SNL's earliest days to a long career in TV and film, comedy writer Alan Zweibel has helped funny people be funnier

by Heather Zimmerman

Comedy writer Alan Zweibel spent a short time in his early career on stage doing standup at clubs, but his words have gone on to reach audiences on a much larger scale through his work in film and TV. The multiple Emmy-winning writer was a member of the original writing staff for "Saturday Night Live," where he formed a lifelong friendship with comedian Gilda Radner, about whom he later wrote a book, "Bunny Bunny," that was adapted into a Broadway play.

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