Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker

Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (abbreviated to ZAZ) are a legendary American comedy filmmaking trio consisting of Jim Abrahams and brothers David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. They knew each other growing up in Shorewood, Wisconsin, which is sometimes referenced in their work. While attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the trio founded a small theater known as The Kentucky Fried Theater in 1971 which led to their sketch comedy film The Kentucky Fried Movie in 1977. This was followed by the trio’s breakout hit Airplane! in 1980, which remains a revered comedic milestone.

Their book, Surely You Can’t Be Serious, about the making of Airplane!, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in Fall 2023.

Represented by: Sarah Passick, Kathryn Toolan