Another Accountant Chooses Show Business

Photo of Al Zimbler

If you’ve seen the musical “The Producers” you’ll know that Leo Bloom in the song “I Wanna Be a Producer” sings about turning in his accountant’s tools in order to become a Broadway producer.

Now 88-year-old Al Zimbler isn’t yet headed to Broadway, but after retiring from his CPA practice, he has been actively pursuing a comedy career.

He’s taken improv and comedy writing classes in Chicago and Los Angeles, and he has taught senior improv in Chicago and on cruise ships.

With his first book of comedy short stories about love and sex — THE LOVE LIFE OF HOWARD HANDSOME AND OTHER SHORT STORIES — he joined the fraternity of published comedy writers.

His second published book of comedy short stories is BLOSSOM WINTERS IS DRIVING ON THE LOS ANGELES FREEWAYS AND OTHER SHORT STORIES.

His third book is THE WILD ITALIAN WEDDING AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, POEMS, AND JOKES.

His fourth book is BROADWAY AT 77TH AND OTHER SHORT STORIES.

You can check out an interview of him on life advice as well as a video of a senior improv class of his.

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