BUFFALO, N.Y. — When Lorne Michaels was making a new show called Saturday Night Live in the mid-1970s, he hired a kid out of college who had been writing jokes for comedians in the Catskills and working at a deli in Queens.
For the next five decades, Alan Zweibel would go on to make millions of people laugh with some of the funniest people around including his dear friend Gilda Radner. He's a five-time Emmy Award winner and comedic legend. He is also "Most Buffalo."
Zweibel stopped by WGRZ to talk about his life, his experience working on SNL, and how he's giving back to his alma mater: University of Buffalo.
He's hosting a three-part student workshop that will end with performances inspired by “Bunny Bunny,” Zweibel’s memoir about his relationship with famed SNL cast member Gilda Radner.
The performances will take place Sunday, May 3 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at UB's Center for the Arts (North Campus).