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SNL writer, ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’ author on the art of making kids laugh




Actor/comedian Alan Zweibel takes part in Celebrity Autobiography at Stage 72 on August 17, 2015 in New York City
Actor/comedian Alan Zweibel takes part in Celebrity Autobiography at Stage 72 on August 17, 2015 in New York City
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Know your audience, that’s the first rule of entertainment. But what if your audience is a kid in elementary school? How do you tailor comedy for young readers? What are the topics that are off-limits? How do you write jokes that’d come across?

Joining Larry to talk about those questions are authors and funnymen Alan Zweibel and Adam Mansbach, whose new kids’ book, “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My …!”, comes out today.

Event Info: Alan Zweibel and Adam Mansbach will discuss and sign their new book tonight, September 8, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. The event starts at 6:30pm.

Guests:

Alan Zweibel, co-author of the new children’s book, “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My…!” (Disney/Hyperion Books, 2015). He is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live”

Adam Mansbach, co-author of the children’s new book, “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My…!” (Disney/Hyperion Books, 2015). He is also the author of “Go the F*** to Sleep.” (Akashic Books, 2011)