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Santa Monica Public Library presents Funny: The Book with author David Misch


Date:  October  18, 2012

Contact:  Ivy Weston, Librarian II
Phone:  (310) 458-8624

Santa Monica, California – Author, TV/movie writer, educator, and former stand-up comedian David Misch explores the history of comedy and the anthropology of laughter in Funny: The Book – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

Funny: The Book is a fun-packed, wide-ranging look at the principles and practice of comedy, from its origins in pre-history to the worlds of movies, TV, prose, theater, stand-up, and jokes.  A book sale and signing will follow.  For more information on the book, visit

David Misch has been a comedic folksinger, stand-up comic, and screenwriter.  His credits include the Emmy-winning Mork and Mindy, Duckman, Police Squad!, Saturday Night Live, and The Muppets Take Manhattan. He blogs for The Huffington Post ( He also teaches musical satire at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music and the “Practical Foundations of Comedy” course at the University of Southern California.

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. 

For more information, call (310) 458-8600.



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