WBEZ | David Misch http://www.wbez.org/tags/david-misch Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en David Misch: A History of Comedy http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/david-misch-history-comedy-107270 <p><p><strong>David Misch</strong>&nbsp;discusses his new book <em>Funny: The Book &mdash; Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy</em>. Ripped from the pages of his award-eligible book <em>Misch presents</em> <em>The History of Ha!</em>&nbsp;a some-holds-barred survey of absolutely everything funny that&#39;s ever happened. From ancient Tricksters to&nbsp;<em>Modern Family</em>, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it&#39;s going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).</p><p>Among David Misch&#39;s TV and movie credits are the Emmy-nominated <em>Mork and Mindy</em>, the Emmy-losing <em>Duckman</em>, the Emmy-besotted <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, and the Emmy-ineligible <em>The Muppets Take Manhattan</em>. &nbsp;He&#39;s also a playwright, songwriter, blogger, teacher and recovered stand-up comic.</p><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CPL-webstory_38.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Recorded live Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.</p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/david-misch-history-comedy-107270