“It takes a serious mind to analyze comedy.  It takes a funny mind to appreciate it.  David Misch is of two minds.”

– Jason Alexander

“The perfect bedside book.”

– Carl Reiner

          

“Informative, insightful,
and really funny.”

– Mark C. Miller,
The Huffington Post

“The book lives up to its title… Brilliant.”

– Aimee Levitt,
The Chicago Reader

A wide-ranging, fun-packed 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.

Exploring the historical, mythological, anthropological, biological, neurological,
psychological, philosophical, and even theological underpinnings
of humor, the author concludes that (Spoiler Alert!) Comedy is God.

The single most popular book on comedy ever written by David Misch!

On sale, in print and interactive e-book, online, in bookstores, and
wherever fine (and, let’s be honest, some really sucky) books are sold.

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David’s essay “The F-Word” appears in “Faith: Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists Confront the Big Questions” (Simon & Schuster / Beyond Words; 2015).

“Ha!/Aah!: The Painful Relationship Between Humor and Horror” appears in the forthcoming “Sidesplitting: sLaughter in Popular Cinema”; John A. Dowell, Johnson Cheu, eds.