Original ‘SNL’ writer Alan Zweibel talks new movie ‘Here Today’ starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish

John Landecker

FILE – This Nov. 12, 2018 file photo shows Alan Zweibel at the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award ceremony honoring Billy Crystal in New York. In nearly 50 years and counting as a writer, Zweibel has helped shape the tone of “SNL” and crafted TV and stage projects with Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner and Larry David. He details his creative collaborations in the new memoir “Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

From the ‘Borscht Belt’ to the big time, Alan Zweibel has helped shape comedy for decades. He joins John Landecker to talk about writing his new movie, ‘Here Today’, with his friend Billy Crystal and how to balance comedy with tragedy.

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