* Emmy Award Winner
* Writers Guild of America Award Winner
An original “Saturday Night Live” writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan 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” (which he co-created and produced), “Monk,” “PBS’s Great Performances,“ and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. A frequent guest on talk shows such as “Late Show With David Letterman”, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, “Morning Joe” and NPR, and he’s also appeared in episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order”. Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play “700 Sundays”, Martin Short’s Broadway hit “Fame Becomes Me”, and the off-Broadway plays “Happy”, “Comic Dialogue”, “Between Cars”, “Pine Cone Moment”, and “Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy” which he adapted from his best-selling book.
Alan’s books include the novels Lunatics (co-written with Dave Barry and recently optioned for film by Steve Carell), The Other Shulman, North and A Tree Names Steve (for children), and Clothing Optional (short stories and essays). His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. His collections “From My Bottom Drawer: Vols. I and II” are e-books available on Amazon.
Alan’s current projects include executive producing Showtime’s documentary series, “Inside Comedy”, preparing a trilogy of one-act plays titled “The Boca Collection” for a New York stage production, creating a new sitcom for Whoopi Goldberg, and writing a forthcoming Young Adult novel titled Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My Ass (Hyperion) written with Adam Mansbach.