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“The 15 Greatest Satirical Songs” at the Whizin Center was an
 L.A. Weekly Pick and drew an audience of 400; The Jewish Journal called it
“entertaining, informative, insightful and hilarious.” (I agree with only four of those.)

 

UPCOMING
(California unless noted)

Just published

“Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema: Sideplitting
sLaughter
” includes David’s “Ha!/Aah!: The Painful Relationship
Between Humor and Horror” (“Laugh-out-loud” – Cinepunx).
 Click here for the beginning; click here to buy (a bargain at $90!)

 

April 5-May 10 – Westwood

“The Worlds of Comedy” at UCLA Extension
Register here; $115 – $34 for Osher members.

 

April 14 – Westwood (private)

“How Comedy Works” at UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television

 

Ends May 5 – online

Buy David at the KPCC Spring Auction – your choice of 
four different talks at your choice of locales; bidding starts soon.

 

Oct. 22-26 – Torino, Italy

                                        

“OucHa! The Pain of Comedy” and “Buster Keaton: Existential Slapstick”
at the VIEW Conference.

 

RECENT APPEARANCES

 

Austin Film Festival: “How Comedy Works” (seminar)
UCLA Extension: “The World of Musical Satire” (course)
Lucasfilm: “The History of Ha!”
Bucknell University: Conference – “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Comedy”“The Shame of Satire” (talk)
Smithsonian Institute: “The History of Ha!”
USC Annenberg Center for Communication and Journalism: “The Shame of Satire” (talk)

 

MORE NEWS

David was interviewed by Mark Miller for The Huffington Post.

Thanks to everyone who was part of the reading of “Pretty Naked People”, a sold-out benefit for Santa Monica Play- house, especially actors Andy Kindler, Paul Provenza (who also directed), Laura Kightlinger and Krizia Bajos.

A mere 35 years later, the Legendary Lost Episode of “Police Squad!” – David’s “Testimony of Terror” – is having a moment: Slate, ScreenCrush, Splitsider. Elsewhere on Splitsider, David reveals “Comedy’s Authentic Lies”, examining Louis CK before the fact.

WatchMojo calls “Duckman” the #1 Criminally Underrated Cartoon Series, and who are you
to argue?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.

Massage your operatic ears at our affiliated site: Emily Misch, Soprano, Regional Finalist,
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

 

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

See David at the Austin Film Festival in the Speaker page video section.

To promote “A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption”, David has an illustrated interview with Ed Robertson about Garry Marshall, Robin Williams and more, then endures a series of all-holds-barred interviews with himself in Script Maga- zine, 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.

If you’re interested in David’s last appearance at the VIEW Cinema Conference, and you speak Italian, click here.

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

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“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
“It takes a serious mind to analyze comedy. It takes a funny mind
to appreciate it. David Misch is of two minds.” – Jason Alexander

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Not to mention (and yet here we are mentioning) Mr. Misch’s second epic tome…

“David Misch is one funny motherfu**ker.” – Penn Jillette

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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.)

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

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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.

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

 FOX25

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

 

 

 

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THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER: “In Massachusetts…”
HORRIFIC HUMOR AND THE MOMENT OF DROLL GRIMNESS IN CINEMA:
SIDESPLITTING sLAUGHTER: “Ha!/Aaah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor & Horror”
FAITH: ESSAYS FROM BELIEVERS, AGNOSTICS AND ATHEISTS: “The F-Word”
MAY CONTAIN NUTS
: “Alumni Notes”

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