Alan Zweibel是美国电视作家、作家、剧作家和编剧，他是《星期六夜现场直播》的原创作家之一，也是Garry Shandle节目的联合创作者，同时也是《抑制你的热情》的制片人咨询。在百老汇舞台上，他与比利·克里斯托合作演出了托尼奖获奖戏剧《700个星期日》。
Writers are born, not made. We can hone the craft. We need to try to encourage someone and make a dialogue, suggesting ways to do something differently or how to improve.
I've been writing for people long enough to know that it has got to feel comfortable coming out of their mouths, especially when you're doing something that is first person and is so near and dear to you.
I wasn't a class clown, I just found at an early age that I was able to make people laugh. So I mostly wrote funny stuff instead of writing what I was supposed to be writing.
I've been very lucky. I've written for most of my idols and the contemporaries.
I experimented with my own one-man show a couple of years ago in Aspen when HBO used to have their comedy festival there. I called it 'A History of Me.'
My job is to put words together and tell a story. If that doesn't work for you, it's not a war crime.
It's an intangible thing, this thing we call talent, especially if we're in a position to teach and mentor others.
I haven't written a brochure yet. It's killing me. I know I have a brochure or pamphlet in me yet.