(California unless noted)


Summer: Gone Mischin’


Sept. 21 – Over the interwebs

Dan Calvisi, Jen GrisantiLee Jessup give advice for screenwriters and
David explains his comedy seminar in “How ‘How Comedy Works’ Works”;
presented by the Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants and Educators.
4-5:20 PMclick here for more info & tickets.
$49 / $39 for visitors to this website; use code “EIACEORG”.
 (Note: This is not David’s full comedy seminar.)


Oct. 7 – Santa Monica

Paul Provenza directs David’s play “Pretty Naked People” in a
benefit reading for and at 
The Santa Monica Playhouse; details soon.


Oct. 14 – Burbank

“How Comedy Works” at Flappers. 12-3 PM, $49; tickets here.


Oct. 31 – San Diego


“The Shame and Songs of Satire” at the University of California, San
Diego Extension
10-12 N, 1-3 PM; info here (membership required).


Nov. 28 – Los Angeles


David looks at “Jewish Comedy” and “The Secret Life of
 at The Skirball Cultural Center. 2 PM; available soon.



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)



112 years after it was posted, the Legendary Seventh Episode of “Police Squad!”, “Testimony of Terror”, is getting 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 essay “Ha!/Aaah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror” appears in Sidesplitting: sLaughter in Popular Cinema (Lexington, December); John A. Dowell, Cynthia J. Miller, eds. Click here for the beginning.
David also has an essay in “Robin Williams: Essays on the Films”  – Johnson Cheu, ed. (McFarland, spring)

WatchMojo calls “Duckman” the #1 Criminally Underrated Cartoon Series, and who are you
to argue?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.

Also visit our affiliated site: Emily Misch, Soprano.


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

See David at the Austin Film Festival in the Speaker page video section, under “Professional/Academic.”

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.

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
“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.

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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