Monday, August 17 – Burbank, CA

Burbank Comedy Festival“Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
2-5 PM; for tickets click here

Saturday, September 5 – Los Angeles

Grammy Museum“The 15 Greatest Satirical Songs”
Members only; for membership info click here

Saturday, September 12 – Los Angeles

Story ExpoUnderstanding Comedy: The Rules”
3:45 PM-5:45 PM; full schedule; to register click here

Thursday, September 17 – Claremont, CA (private)

Pomona College: “The 12 Greatest Satirical Songs”

Thursday, September 30 – Los Angeles (private)

USC School of Dramatic Arts: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”

Saturday, October 17 – New Haven, CT

Yale University“Comedy and Morality”

Tuesday-Friday, October 20-23 – Torino, Italy

VIEW Cinema Conference“Comedy and Morality” and
“Ha!/Aaah!  The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror”



David explains why “Artificial Intelligence Is A Joke” on The Huffington Post.Smithsonian2

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.

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


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

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.)

“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 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

SheSpies     MonstersDVD     FaithCover     MayContainNuts

“Monsters”: Taps, My Zombie Lover
“Faith”: The F-Word

“May Contain Nuts”: Alumni Notes

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