(California unless noted)

 Dec. 29 – Jan. 3, 2017 – San Francisco

“The History of Ha!” is part of “Academic Adventures on San Francisco Bay”
at the international Road Scholar program; 
includes four other lecturers
and excursions around the Bay. $1,029; sold out, but places are still
available on the waitlist. More details (choose 12/29-1/3).

Jan. 8 – Hollywood

“The Shame of Satire” at Sunday Assembly Los Angeles,
“a godless community”; 
11:10 AM, free. (Note: This
talk, part of a larger program, runs 20 minutes.)

Feb. 25 – Chapel Hill, NC

“How Comedy Works” at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival;
10 AM – 12:30 PM, tickets here.

Feb. 27 – Hollywood

“How Comedy Works” at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; more info soon.

Mondays, April 3 through June 1 – Los Angeles (Westwood)

“The World of Musical Satire” at UCLA Extension, 1-3 PM;
registration begins soon.

April 5-8 – Lewisburg, PA

“The Shame of Satire” at the “Ethics and Aesthetics of
Stand-up Comedy”
conference, Bucknell University; more info soon.

Late April – Claremont

“The 15 Greatest Satirical Songs” at Pomona College; more info soon.

Thursdays, May 11-25 – Woodland Hills

“The Worlds of Comedy” at UCLA Extension‘s new Woodland Hills campus;
registration begins soon.



WatchMojo calls “Duckman” the #1 Criminally Underrated Cartoon Series.Smithsonian2

Thanks to the Smithsonian Institute for a great evening (right; David greets two fans).
Gearing up for the event, the D.C. Improv posted this interview.

David explains why “Artificial Intelligence Is A Joke” in The Huffington Post.

Congrats to our affiliated site, Emily Misch, SopranoMetropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Eastern District Finalist.


RECENT MEDIA  (for more media click here, see left column)

In an illustrated interview, Ed Robertson talks to David about “A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption”, Garry Mar- shall, Robin Williams and more.
David interviews himself in Script Magazine, Bookpleasures, and FreshFiction.

David has a short piece in The American Bystander, a print-only(!) humor magazine featured in the New York Times.

Henri Doupier: Man or Myth?  Or Man?” is in the Sherman Oaks Review of Books.

For a report on David’s appearance at the VIEW Cinema Conference, click here. But only if you speak Italian.

David’s talk in Ohio was covered by WFMJ, Youngstown’s news leader; click here to see. (For more video than you can stand, click here.)

“Funny: The Book / Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy”
is available in print and interactive e-book editions, and wherever
fine (and, let’s be honest, also sucky) books are sold.
CLICK HERE TO BUY; for more info, click book cover on left.

Reviews the author totally didn’t pay for:

“Lives up to its title… brilliant.” – Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader
“Really funny.” – Mark C. Miller, Huffington Post
“Comedic gold.” – BookBub


David’s essay “The F-Word” is in “Faith: Believers, Agnostics and Atheists Confront the Big Questions” (Simon & Schuster/Beyond Words); click here for an excerpt in Realize Magazine.

20 years after “Duckman”, Daniel Kurland at Den of Geek! says we need it more than ever. (David agrees.)

At the height of the controversy around New York City’s “Ground Zero Mosque”, David proposed his foolproof plan to terror-proof America in The Huffington Post.



Thanks to Jason Alexander, Ed Asner, Kristen Miller, Charles Shaughnessy, Phil Proctor and everyone else who did the reading of David’s pilot “Doug and Cindy” at the Writers Guild of America, west.



During Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign he declared that Michigan trees were “the right height”. Here with a heartfelt rebuttal, is a tree.


David endures five minutes of brutal interrogation by FOX 25 (Dedham, Mass.); click to view.





(#1 is legs)


DuckmanDVD    MorkDVD    PoliceSquad!DVD    MuppetsTakeManhattanDVD    BeginnersGuidetoCorruptionFCoverHI    MischFTBCoverBorder

WritingComedyN     SheSpies     MonstersDVD

MONSTERS: “Taps”, “My Zombie Lover”

AmBy     FaithCover     MayContainNuts

THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER: “In Massachusetts…”;
: “Alumni Notes”

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