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Jan. 21 – Bel Air
On the air/Over the interwebs
Pomona College: “The Shame of Satire” (talk)
Bucknell University: “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Comedy”; “The Shame of Satire” (talk)
UCLA Extension: “The World of Musical Satire” (course)
Austin Film Festival: “How Comedy Works” (seminar)
USC Annenberg Center for Communication and Journalism: “The Shame of Satire” (talk)
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 after it was written, “Testimony of Terror” – the Legendary Lost Episode of “Police Squad!” – is get- ting some press: Slate, ScreenCrush, Splitsider. Elsewhere on Splitsider, David reveals Comedy’s Authentic Lies.
Congrats to the piquantly-nomenclatured db1a9f487, who won an in-home talk by David at the KPCC/Southern Cali- fornia Public Radio Spring Auction.
David’s a founding member of the Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants and Editors, helping writers, dir- ectors and producers with the creative process; more here.
David’s “Ha!/Aaah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror” appears in Sidesplitting: sLaughter in Popu- lar Cinema (Lexington, December); John A. Dowell, Cynthia J. Miller, eds. Click here for the beginning.
David also has a piece in “Robin Williams: Essays on the Films” (McFarland, spring); Johnson Cheu, ed. Click here for the beginning.
David explains why “Artificial Intelligence Is A Joke” in The Huffington Post.
Massage your operatic ears at our affiliated site: Emily Misch, Soprano.
RECENT MEDIA (for more media click here, see left column)
To promote “A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption”, David has an illustrated interview with Ed Robertson about Garry Marshall, Robin Williams and more, then weathers a series of all-holds-barred interviews with himself in Script Maga- zine, Bookpleasures and FreshFiction.
For a report on David’s appearance at the VIEW Cinema Conference, click here. But only if you speak Italian.
“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
Not to mention (and yet here we are mentioning)…
“David Misch is one funny motherfu**ker.” – Penn Jillette
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.
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.
David endures five minutes of brutal interrogation by FOX 25 (Dedham, Mass.); click to view.
(#1 is legs)
MONSTERS: “Taps”, “My Zombie Lover”
THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER: “In Massachusetts…”;
FAITH: “The F-Word”; MAY CONTAIN NUTS: “Alumni Notes”