Comic writer Alan Zweibel, one of the original writers for “Saturday Night Live,” will read with Pulitzer-Prize winning humorist Dave Barry from their jointly authored book “Lunatics” (which comes out January 10) on Wednesday, January 11 at Barnes & Noble Union Square. The reading will launch their book tour, and will be moderated by Susie Essmann. Zweibel will also appear on “The Late Show” with David Letterman on the 11th. From the book blurb on Zweibel’s website:
One of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Together, they form the League of Comic Justice, battling evildoers in the name of . . . Okay, we made that line up. What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiots.
Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids’ soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he’s having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.