EVENTS

May 21-30 – Win A Date with David!
David’s auctioning himself to the highest bidder for the benefit of Southern
California Public Radio, 
KPCC Pasadena.  Winner gets a 1-hour talk on comedy,
either “The History of Ha!” or “The 10 Greatest Satirical Songs”.
Some restrictions apply; details at KPCC 2015 Spring Auction but note,
the listing may not appear for a few days after the auction begins.

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 – Hollywood, Cal.
“Understanding Comedy: The Rules”; Scriptwriters Network
1-3:30 PM / register here

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

 

AND IN THE FALL…

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

In September, David speaks at StoryExpo in L.A. and at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Continuing in academic mode, an adorable little community college in
New Haven has asked David to guest at a Yale Master’s Tea in October.

Then David wings to Italy for the VIEW Cinema Conference.

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NEWS

Thanks to everyone at the Smithsonian Institute for a great evening (right; David greets two fans).

Gearing up for the event, the D.C. Improv posted this interview.

 

RECENT MEDIA

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.

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.)

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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

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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.

20 years after “Duckman” ended, Den of Geek!‘s Daniel Kurland insists 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.

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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.

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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):

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

 

 

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