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FUNNY: THE PHOTOS (and a 22-second video)

California Women’s Conference
From 1975
From 1975

“Somerville”: David sings a medley of his hit.

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
From 1975
From 1975

David warns of the dangers of “Cat On The Back Disease”.

West Hollywood Book Fair
From 1975
From 1975

David demonstrates the remarkable properties of TV Socks (TM).

Santa Monica Public Library: “The Anthropology of Laughter”
From 1978
From 1978

David hosts the live tapings of “Mork and Mindy” in an unforgettable, unforgiveable ensemble of turtleneck-and-suede.

Columbia University: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
From 1988
From 1988

David directs a zombie (before zombies were cool) in the TV series “Monsters”.

Cal State Northridge: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
Cal State Northridge: “Understanding Comedy: The Rules”
From “Duckman” (1995)
From “Duckman” (1995)

Duckman slams into a (for-no-reason-other-than-it’s-outrageous) wheelchair-bound David.

Bookexpo America (click center for video)
Bookexpo America (click center for video)

(Note: A trick of the light makes it look as though David is losing his hair, but he totally isn’t.)

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Choose from a smorgasbord of radio & TV gab-fests, listed by interviewer,
nationality, and the amount of time you can stand hearing David talk.
(No!  No!  Not interviews!  Please, God, if I 
click here, please take me back to the top of the page!)


The Dinner Party

David talks with Brendan Newnam.

NPR; American Public Media (radio; 5 min.)

Also available on Itunes and “The Dinner Party” website.


David talks with Gene Lavanche.

FOX25; Dedham, MA (TV, 5 min.)

KCAL Live At 2

David talks with Sandra Mitchell.

KCAL 9; CBS Los Angeles (TV, 4 min.)


David talks with Hank Rosenfeld (“Irving Brecher: The Wicked Wit of the West”).

KPCC, Pasadena (radio; 4 min.); partial transcript and photos.

Off-Ramp: Crawford Forum

An edited version of David’s talk with Alonzo Bodden (see “Video-rrific!”, below, for full version)

KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum (6 min.)

Bloomberg Weekend

David talks with show biz legend Joe Franklin.

Bloomberg Radio (7 min.)



San Diego Living

David talks with Marc Bailey of “San Diego Living”.

The CW / Ch. 6 (5 min.)

Connie Martinson (1)

David talks (y’know, books) with Connie Martinson.

Syndicated (9 min.)

Connie Martinson (2)

David continues talking (books) with Connie Martinson.

Syndicated (9 min.)

Connie Martinson (3)

David continues even more talking with Connie Martinson.

Syndicated (9 min.)

Mr. Media

David talks with Bob Andelman.

Streaming (29 min.)

KPCC Family Forum

David talks with Alonzo Bodden.  (See “Short & Sweet”, above, for 6 min. edited audio version.)

Streaming (89 min.)



Canada: The Stupf File Program

O Canadia!

David talks with Peter Anthony Holder.

Podcast (12 min.)

Ireland: Moncrieff

This one goes out to Ms. Erin G. Bragh:

David talks to Sean Moncrieff.

“Newstalk”, Radio Ireland (14 min.)




Write On! Radio

David talks with Steve McEllistrem.

KFAI Minneapolis (20 min.)


David talks with Eddrick Osborne.

Podcast (21 min.)

On Screen And Beyond

David talks with Brian Zemrak.

Podcast (31 min.)

Reimagine That!

David talks to Chris Mann.

Podcast (32 min.)

L.A. Review of Books

David talks with Ellis Weiner.

Podcast (35 min.)

Speaking of Art

David talks with Edwin Hoffman.

WAAM Talk 1600, Ann Arbor (37 min.)

Sheena Metal Experience

David talks with Sheena Metal.

Podcast (39 min.)



TV Confidential

David talks with Ed Robertson.

Podcast (47 min.)

Bill Leff

David talks with Bill Leff.

WGN Radio, Chicago (54 min.)

The Nerdist: No Math

David talks with Jessica Barton of The Nerdist.

Podcast (59 min.)

The Jordan Rich Show

David talks with Jordan Rich.

WBZ Radio, Boston (69 min.)




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Funny: The Body 2

— They picked the wrong kid.

— Let’s face it, there’s nothing funnier than a nail in the eye.

— Unless it’s a mechanical rhino excreting a movie star.

— Testicle’s beast friend.

Funny: The Body 3

— Steve Martin vs. Steve Martin.

— Buster exits horizontally.

— Jerry Lewis: Arms and the Man.

— People pestered Cleese to do it for decades, until a hip replacement gave him an out.

— Will Ferrell is willing to do nudity, but only if it’s not tasteful.

Funny: The Talkers

— Groucho: The inspiration for everyone from Woody Allen to Bugs Bunny.

— As promised: chalice/palace, flagon/dragon, vessel/pessel.

— Sid Caesar could speak any language without speaking the language.

— Vince Vaughn is not entirely sure about dating.

— Steve Carell newscasting in tongues.

Funny: The Sitcoms

— Art Carney takes his time; Jackie Gleason is not amused.

— Dick Van Dyke searches for a hidden birthday gift and gets back in time for chicken.

— Archie Bunker’s foreign policy.

— Hawkeye Pierce’s gun control.

— Mary Tyler Moore’s Chuckles control.

— Micheal Scott’s bladder control.

Funny: The Keatons

— One of the most amazing, dangerous, and copied stunts in comedy history: 3 inches clearance on each side.  The camera operator was sure Keaton would be killed and left the set; Buster turned on the camera himself.

— Jackie Chan does it with paper.

— “Arrested Development” does it with a character named Buster.

— “Weird Al” Yankovic does it Amish-style.

— Johnny Knoxville does it off-key.  (And almost got killed in rehearsal.)

— “The Simpsons” do it together.

Funny: The Dirty


— George Carlin is Lenny’s worthy successor; seven words that rattled the Supreme Court.

— “South Park” married dirty and Broadway before “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon”.

— Jonah Hill is a sweet, lovable fount of filth.

— And we end with the perfect gift for any occasion.