How Comedy Works with David Misch
An event in support of The Writers Guild Foundation.
About This Event
Location / Venue
- WGF Library
- 700 West 3rd Street
- Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Dec 04, 2018 07:00 pm to
- Dec 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation
Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.
About the Host
David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian and screenwriter. He’s written, created and/or produced programs for all the major networks and many of the major (and minor) cable outlets, including the multiple-Emmy-nominated Mork & Mindy, the Emmy-losing Duckman, the Emmy-ignored Police Squad!, the Emmy-engorged Saturday Night Live, and the Emmy-ineligible The Muppets Take Manhattan.
David’s written A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption and his Funny: The Book has been called “the best book on comedy ever written by David Misch.” He’s also been published in The American Bystander; and the anthologies May Contain Nuts; Faith: Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists Confront the Big Questions; Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema,and on the web in The Huffington Post, Vulture and National Lampoon. His play “Occupied” is in development at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles.
David’s taught comedy at USC, musical satire at UCLA, and spoken about comedy at the Smithsonian Institute, Oxford University, Austin Film Festival, Actors Studio, Yale, Columbia, University of Sydney (Australia), Lucasfilm, 92nd St. Y, American Film Institute, Groundlings Theater, Grammy Museum, Second City, Burbank, San Diego and North Carolina Comedy Festivals, and the SATE Themed Entertainment, Midwest Popular Culture Assocation and VIEW Cinema (Torino, Italy) conferences. More at davidmisch.com and funnythebook.com.