David Misch: A History of Comedy
David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. Ripped from the pages of his award-eligible book Misch presents The History of Ha! a some-holds-barred survey of absolutely everything funny that's ever happened. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).
Among David Misch's TV and movie credits are the Emmy-nominated Mork and Mindy, the Emmy-losing Duckman, the Emmy-besotted Saturday Night Live, and the Emmy-ineligible The Muppets Take Manhattan. He's also a playwright, songwriter, blogger, teacher and recovered stand-up comic.
Recorded live Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.