Tuesday; Dec. 2 – Malibu, Cal.

“Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
Pepperdine University (private)


Sunday, Jan. 25: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
The Writers Store, Burbank, Cal.; 2:30-5:30 PM
Info and tickets here; $79.99 thru 12/31/14

March 11: Harold Park Hotel Glebe (Sydney, Australia)
6:30-9:30 PM / Epiphany International Artists

March 12: University of Sydney (Australia)

March 16: David joins other authors from the anthology
“Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists”
(Simon & Schuster / Beyond Words; Feb. 2015)
reading from his piece, “The F-Word”
Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

April 7: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
Yale University (private)

April 8: “OucHa!: Why Pain Is Hilarious (If It’s Someone Else’s)”
92nd St. Y, New York; 7 PM (available soon)

April 9: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
The Actors Studio, New York (private)

May 3: “Comedy and Morality”
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Starting Wed. May 13: “The World of Musical Satire”
6 weekly 90-minute evening (7 PM) classes
UCLA Extension / Osher Institute (available soon)



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

YoungstownDavid’s talk in Ohio was ably reported by WFMJ, Youngstown’s news leader.  (Click photo on right to see; for more video than you can stand, click here.)

 David has essays in two upcoming books…

“The F-Word” is in “Faith: Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists Confront the Big Questions” (Simon & Schuster / Beyond Words; Feb. 2015)

“Ha!/Aah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror” will be in “Sidesplitting: sLaughter in Popular Cinema”; John A. Dowell, Johnson Cheu, eds.

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 reveals Obama’s new spy restrictions 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 belated but heartfelt rebuttal, is a tree (click photo on right for video):



David endures five minutes of brutal interrogation by Gene Lavanche of FOX 25 (Dedham); click photo at left to view.