Sun., May 3 – Los Angeles
“Comedy and Morality”
; Skirball Cultural Center
2 PM; $8 (free to Skirball members /click here for tickets

Fri., May 8 – Washington, D.C.
“What’s So Funny About Comedy?”; Smithsonian Institute
6:45 PM / click here for tickets

Starting Fri., May 22 – Westwood, Cal.
“The World of Musical Satire”
5 weekly 2-hour classes, Fridays through 6/19, 10 AM
UCLA ExtensionOsher Institute / click here for tickets

Sat., May 23 – Los Angeles, Cal.
“Understanding Comedy: The Rules”; Scriptwriters Network
1-4 PM (registration available soon)

Sun., June 14 – Hollywood, Cal.
“The Anthropology of Ha!” (15 min.); Sunday Assembly
Los Angeles
(“a godless congregation”) / 11 AM, free;
attendees are encouraged to RSVP here



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

An adorable little community college in New Haven
has asked David to be the guest at a Yale Master’s Tea.

Continuing in Academic Mode, David speaks at
the USC School of Dramatic Arts in September.

In October, David wings to Italy for the VIEW Cinema Conference.



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.

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

David’s essay “The F-Word” is in “Faith: Believers, Agnostics and Atheists Confront the Big Ques- tions” (Simon & Schuster/Beyond Words); click here for an excerpt.

20 years after “Duckman” ended, Den of Geek!‘s Daniel Kurland insists we need it more than ever. (David agrees.)

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


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 at 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