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A deeply funny story by Alan Zweibel about his relationship with the censor at Saturday Night Live, where he was one of the original Emmy-winning writers.

ALAN ZWEIBEL has received five Emmy Awards, six CableACE Awards and three Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which includes Saturday Night Live, PBS' Great Performances, Specials for Steve Martin, Paul Simon and Jon Lovitz, I Am Your Child (starring Tom Hanks) and It's Garry Shandling's Show, which he created and produced.

This piece was recorded at Un-Cabaret's reading series "Say the Word", featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person nonfiction at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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©2006 Un-Cabaret & Artists

Critic Reviews

"An artistic genre all it's own! Very funny people telling unusually honest stories." (Ira Glass, This American Life)
"A comedy be-in!" (Rolling Stone)
"Original, deep, smart, surprising, and very funny!" (The Onion)

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