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Gilda's Club

(34) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Just know that I am not writing this as someone who was a friend of Gilda Radner's. Or as a writing partner. Or as a father whose three children, to this very day, refer to their godmother as Aunt Gilda. I am, however, writing this as an empathetic human being...

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I'm A What?

(35) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 7:56 AM

I write. This is what I do. My job is to sit down with my vocabulary, select words, and decide what order they should be placed in an attempt to keep someone's attention and perhaps provide them with a laugh or two along the way.

I am not an actor....

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Alan Zweibel: Former 'SNL' Writer's Grave Discussion

(115) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 1:26 PM

Scene: Robin and I are sitting in our den. We are empty nesters. The TV is on. She's engrossed in the same program that I'm pretending to be watching when, in fact, I'm wondering why we aren't naked.

And then a commercial. The one where a woman on the phone...

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Alan Zweibel: Livingston

(278) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 6:34 PM

Last Friday I threw my back out when I bent over to pick up my tooth.

I think that sentence bears repeating.

I threw my back out when I bent over to pick up my tooth.

No, this piece is not about the horrors of...

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Rosh Hashanah For Dummies

(20) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 1:38 PM

Scene: Two kids talking on a playground.

- How come you weren't in school yesterday?
- Because I'm Jewish.
- So?
- It was Rosh Hashanah.
- What's that?
- New Year's.
- But it's only September 30.
-...

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