University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Alan Zweibel

The Cunningham Family

An original “Saturday Night Live” writer whom the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture.” Alan 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--“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” A frequent guest on late night talk shows, Alan can currently be seen on stage at New York’s Triad Theater as an ensemble performer in "Celebrity Autobiography!" Alan’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. On the TV screen, Alan has appeared in episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order.”

The production Alan is most proud of is the family he’s co-produced with his wife Robin, their children: Adam, Lindsay and Sari, along with their grandchildren: Zachary, Alexis, Kylie, Jordan, and newest member, Sydney!

His latest book is "For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them?"

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Scheduled events:
Humor and More
Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, creators of the comic series Zits, team up with Alan Zweibel, an original writer for Saturday Night Live, to talk about humor and more.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Humor / Comedy
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jim Borgman, Jerry Scott, Alan Zweibel
Moderator: Sam Barry
Ready for Laughter
Humor writers Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel discuss their latest book as well as their many other writing achievements and experiences.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 900)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humor / Comedy
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel
Moderator: David Fitzsimmons
Rock Bottom Remainders - Free Concert
On Saturday, March 10, immediately following the close of the festival. The outdoor concert will be at Jefferson Field. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, and plenty of space to dance!

Rock Bottom Remainders Outdoor Concert  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panelists: Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Gary Hirstius, Greg Iles, Mary Karr, Josh Kelly, Erasmo Paolo, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Alan Zweibel

For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them
Humor / Comedy
Flatiron Books
March 2017
ISBN 9781250110213
144 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
Buy now

"With this ... parody Haggadah from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit (and sleep) through a lengthy and boring Seder. More/less

Humor / Comedy
ISBN 9780425253373
Paperback, 350 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
Buy now

An uproarious tale told in alternating voices follows the stories of a pet shop owner and a curmudgeon who find themselves on the run from police, terrorists, and a pizza chain mascot. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

Show sponsors