(California unless noted)

Oct. 27 – Beverly Hills

“How Comedy Works” at the Beverly Hills Playhouse; free, register here.

Nov. 4 – Ojai

“Ha!/Aaah! The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror”
at the 
Ojai Film Festival, 3:30 PM; tickets here.

Dec. 1 – Sacramento

“The History of Ha!” and “The Jewish Question” at
KOH Library and Cultural Center, 7 PM; tickets available soon.

Dec. 29 – Jan. 3, 2017 – San Francisco

“The History of Ha!” at the international Road Scholar program,
“Academic Adventures on San Francisco Bay”; includes four
other lecturers and excursions around the Bay.
$1,029; more details (choose 12/29-1/3).

Late Jan. – San Diego

“How Comedy Works” at the San Diego Comedy Festival; more info soon.

Feb. 25 – Chapel Hill, NC

“How Comedy Works” at the North Carolina
Comedy Arts Festival
tickets go on sale 10/28/16.

Mondays, April 3 – June 1 – Los Angeles (Westwood)

“The World of Musical Satire” at UCLA Extension, 1-3 PM.
Registration available soon.

April 5-8 – Lewisburg, PA

“The Shame of Satire” at the “Ethics and Aesthetics of
Stand-up Comedy”
conference, Bucknell University; more info soon.

Late April – Claremont

“The 15 Greatest Satirical Songs” at Pomona College; more info soon. 


WatchMojo calls “Duckman” the #1 Criminally Underrated Cartoon Series.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.

Congrats to our affiliated site, Emily Misch, Soprano, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Eastern District Finalist.


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

In an illustrated interview, Ed Robertson talks to David about “A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption”, Garry Marshall, Robin Williams and more.
David interviews himself in Script Magazine, 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.

For a report on David’s appearance at the VIEW Cinema Conference, click here. But only if you speak Italian.

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 who did the reading of David’s pilot “Doug and Cindy” at the Writers Guild of America, west.



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


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





(#1 is legs)


DuckmanDVD    MorkDVD    PoliceSquad!DVD    MuppetsTakeManhattanDVD    BeginnersGuidetoCorruptionFCoverHI    MischFTBCoverBorder

WritingComedyN     SheSpies     MonstersDVD

MONSTERS: “Taps”, “My Zombie Lover”

AmBy     FaithCover     MayContainNuts

THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER: “In Massachusetts…”;
: “Alumni Notes”

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