Coming this fall…

David presents “Understanding Comedy: The Rules” at the
Burbank Comedy Festival on August 17; click here for tickets.

In September, David speaks at Story Expo in L.A. (9/12; click here
for Story Expo tickets) and at the
 USC School of Dramatic Arts (9/29; private).

Continuing in academic mode, an adorable little community college in
New Haven has asked David to guest at a Yale Master’s Tea in October.

Then David wings to Italy for the VIEW Cinema Conference, 10/20-23.



Smithsonian2Congrats to Martine, who won David (technically, a 1-hour talk on comedy) in the 2015 KPCC Spring Auction.

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



The New York Times‘ Bill Carter discusses the impact of “The Colbert Report” with Josh Zepps on “HuffPost Live”; David chimes in.

David remembers Robin Williams and “Mork and Mindy” on “TV Confidential” with Ed Robertson.

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.)

David’s “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”, Den of Geek!‘s Daniel Kurland insists 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 in the reading of David’s pilot “Doug and Cindy” at the Writers Guild of America, west.



During the 2012 Michigan Republican primary, Mitt Romney declared that Michigan trees were “the right height”.  Here with a heartfelt rebuttal, is a tree (click photo on right for video):


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





DuckmanDVD     MorkDVD     PoliceSquad!DVD    FTBcover    MuppetsTakeManhattanDVD

FaithCover     SheSpies     MonstersDVD     MayContainNuts

“Faith”: The F-Word
“Monsters”: Taps, My Zombie Lover
“May Contain Nuts”: Alumni Notes