Late Show: Alan Zweibel vs Roger Ebert
You have probably never heard of Alan Zweibel but that doesn’t mean you haven’t laughed at his jokes. He has been a writer and producer in the entertainment business for over 40 years, writing for shows like Saturday Night Live, Great Performances on PBS and It’s Gary Shandling’s Show.
After graduating from college in 1972, Zweidel began working as a freelance joke writer. He would write jokes for comedians in the New York area and charge them seven dollars a joke. After compiling over 1,000 jokes, Zweibel showed his portfolio to Lorne Michaels who hired him on as the first writer for a new show he was working on, Saturday Night Live.
While working at SNL, Zweibel went on to write some of the most memorable material from the show. He helped create the character of Roseanna Roseannadanna, he came up with the John Belushi Samurai skit and he was person who read the letters from Richard Feder, a real person, while doing the Weekend Update skit.
Zweibel went on to write numerous books and plays and worked on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, but not everything Zweibel did came out to be highly praised. His movie North was named the worst movie of 1994, and Roger Ebert actually penned a famous one line review of the film; he wrote “I hated, hated, hated this movie.”
Late Show: A$AP Rocky Not Number One Hottest MC
A$AP Rocky, as well as Kanye West, are a bit upset about MTV News’ annual list of the “Hottest MC’s.” Neither of the two rappers landed the number one spot, which seems to be making them a bit upset. A$AP Rocky said he would rather not be on the list at all and Kanye West was simply mad he wasn’t in the number one spot.
Either way, diva-esque rapper A$AP Rocky is going to be performing a song off his latest album, Long. Live. ASAP, on the Late Show with David Letterman. Hopefully he doesn’t do anything he did on the Kathy Griffin show. He might not be allowed back on any late night television.