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SNL Writer Zweibel Learned to Improvise from Mr. Ed Skit

Complete video at Comic writer Alan Zweibel, co-author of Lunatics with Dave Barry, recalls how writing for Saturday Night Live in the 1970s taught him to be flexible and improvise, particularly in a skit that involved an uncooperative horse. ---- Beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Barry and quirky Thurber Prize-winning writer and "SNL" alum Zweibel take you on a literary journey of inspiration and mayhem. In a world filled with unbelievable jerks and morons, the two main characters of their new book "Lunatics" are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese. Experience the world through the eyes and words of bestselling humorist Barry and five-time Emmy Award winner, renowned "SNL" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" writer Zweibel -- a sure way to tickle your funny bone! Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. An original Saturday Night Live writer who the New York Times says has ?"earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,"? Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television which also includes It's Garry Shandling's Show, Monk, PBS's Great Performances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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