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Dec. (and no, it’s not strictly an
Appearance but c’mon, loosen up)
David’s “Ha!/Aaah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror”
appears (so it is an appearance) in Horrific Humor and the
Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema: Sidesplitting sLaughter
(Lexington); John A. Dowell, Cynthia J. Miller, eds.
Click here for the beginning; pre-order (a bargain at $87.95!) here.
David also has a piece in “Robin Williams: Essays on the Films”
(McFarland, spring); Johnson Cheu, ed. Click here for the beginning.
Dec. 18 – Santa Monica (private)
“The History of Ha!” and “Why Comedy?” at
The Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association Myth Salon.
Jan. 19, 26 – Los Angeles (private)
Jan. 21 – Bel Air
UC San Diego Extension: “The Shame and Songs of Satire” (talk)
Bucknell University, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Comedy” conference: “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 later, the Legendary Lost Episode of “Police Squad!” – David’s “Testimony of Terror” – is Having A Moment: Slate, ScreenCrush, Splitsider. Elsewhere on Splitsider, David reveals Comedy’s Authentic Lies, examining Louis CK before the fact.
Congrats to the piquantly-nomenclatured db1a9f487, who won an in-home talk by David at the KPCC/Southern Cali- fornia Public Radio 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 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.
If you’re interested in David’s appearance at the VIEW Cinema Conference, and you speak Italian, 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
“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…”
HORRIFIC HUMOR AND THE MOMENT OF DROLL GRIMNESS IN CINEMA:
SIDESPLITTING sLAUGHTER: “Ha!/Aaah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor & Horror”
FAITH: ESSAYS FROM BELIEVERS, AGNOSTICS AND ATHEISTS: “The F-Word”
MAY CONTAIN NUTS: “Alumni Notes”