David Misch Holds FUNNY: THE BOOK Signing, Appears at THE HISTORY OF HA! at 92Y, 3/20 & 22
Author, David Misch (writer for Mork & Mindy / Muppets / Saturday Night Live/SNL), has two scheduled New York City book appearances with his new book, "FUNNY: The Book," including a special presentation of "The History of HA!" at the 92nd Street Y as well as a regular Q&A/booksigning at Congregation Edmond J. Safra.
David's multi-media presentation features clip from many famous moments is film and TV comedy history (i.e. Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner's "2,000 Year Old Man," "Blazing Saddles," "Monty Python," "Mary Tyler Moore Show," Abbott & Costello's "Who's On First" and many others - Sample links below).
Mr. Misch and "FUNNY: The Book" is currently crossing the country in a multi city speaking tour. His tour to date includes, Montgomery, AL; Santa Monica, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Houston, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Irvine, CA; St. Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles, CA., Jacksonville and Palm Beach, FL. as well as an upcoming appearance at 92nd Street Y in New York City, NY for ...
1.) TONIGHT, March 20th, 2013 5:00pm at Congregation Edmond J. Safra, upper East Side, NYC. (11 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065).
2.) Friday, March 22 at noon at 92YTribeca Lecture Hall - (200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 - Price: $21.00).
For David Misch, an establisher TV comedy writer, humor is a very serious topic, but a subject the reader will find throughly entertaining in his latest release "FUNNY: The Book." While recognizing humor may be easy, explaining it without loosing the comedy, takes talent. Both Carl Reiner and Jason Alexander offer their opinions (above), as do many of the author's colleagues from noted shows such as "The Simpsons," "Newhart," "Friends," "MASH," "Fraiser," and "The West Wing" (attached) with regard to David Misch's new book and the unique spotlight it puts on the topic.
Counted among David's credits are shows such as "Mork & Mindy," "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), "Duckman," as well as "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and the pilot for David Letterman's first talk show. Misch has written, created, and produced programs for NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, and a host of other channels. So, as an expert in his field, it was no surprise that his new book would take a humorous and historic look at what made and makes American's laugh at others and themselves.
"FUNNY: The Book" is a look at the history of wit and humor. They say that comedy is easy but explaining it is hard. Fortunately for the reader, David Misch -- an established, award-winning writer -- has masterfully written a tribute to the genre of comedy. Misch has worked on many prominent projects including "Mork and Mindy", "The Muppets Take Manhattan," and "Saturday Night Live" among others. "Funny: The Book" explores the evolutionary, psychological, scientific, philosophical and even theological underpinnings of humor; the author concludes that (spoiler alert!) Comedy is God.
Visit www.funnythebook.com for more information.
Funny: The Book: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy By David Misch
Publisher: Applause Cinema and Theatre Books (an imprint of Hal Leonard Corp.)
Softcover, Paperback Original, 5.5 x 8, Pub Date 6/5/12
$18.99 / 160 pgs / b/w photos ISBN 9871557838292