If you've ever suffered through a Passover Seder, you're well aware of the fact that the entire evening can feel like we're still in bondage. There are endless stories, frequent hand washing, and not enough eating. The book you hold before you is no ordinary Haggadah. For This We Left Egypt? is a hilarious and entertaining parody from the comedic minds of Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach. These award-winning comedy writers take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your house by setting it on fire with a standard blowtorch (preferably outdoors), to breaking the middle matzah - that is, if you can find a piece that isn't already broken, to a hilariously absurd retelling of the Passover story featuring Pharaoh Schmuck, a burning bush that sounds kind of like Morgan Freeman, and the Promised Land which turned out not to be a land of milk and honey but rather one of rocks and venomous scorpions the size of Yorkshire terriers. Also included are useless commentary and thought-provoking discussion questions throughout such as: Is Manischewitz considered a plague? Publishing just in time for Passover, this book will be the perfect gift book from G-d that you'll want to share and laugh over with friends and family.
©2017 Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Flatiron Books, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy. Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. From SNL, he went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows - from Its Garry Shandlings Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm. Throughout Laugh Lines, Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries, including Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Bob Saget, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, and more. The book also features a charming foreword from his friend of 45 years, Billy Crystal, with whom he cowrote and coproduced the film Here Today starring Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. Laugh Lines is a warmhearted cultural memoir of American comedy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Alan Zweibel (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
This very special Un-Cabaret collection includes four deeply funny stories about Jews and Jewishness:ALAN ZWEIBEL ("The Day I Got Caught Playing with Myself in Hebrew School") has received five Emmy Awards, six CableACE Awards, and three Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which includes Saturday Night Live. His fiction has appeared in such diverse publications as Mad Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. His most recent novel is The Other Schulman.STEPHEN GLASS ("Hitler's Willing Executioner, Me?") is the author of The Fabulist.BETH LAPIDES ("The Ish Factor") is host and curator for Un-Cabaret, "Say the Word", and the "Other Network". She is a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and The Huffington Post. Her first book, Did I Wake You? Haikus for Modern Living was published in November 2006.ROB COHEN ("Bar Mitzvah Boy") is an Emmy-winning writer for The Ben Stiller Show and The Simpsons and a writer for Saturday Night Live and American Dad.These performances were recorded at Un-Cabaret's reading series, "Say the Word", featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person nonfiction. For more information about shows and workshops, go to www.uncabaret.com.ADVISORY: Some content may not be appropriate for minors.
©2006 Un-Cabaret and Artists (P)2006 Un-Cabaret and Artists