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David Misch

July 21, 2016
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When it comes to comedy writing, few men have compiled more impressive resumes than David Misch, who has lent his unique voice to legendary sitcoms including Mork & Mindy, Police Squad! and Duckman, served as a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and worked as a special consultant on The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Raised in Highland Park, Illinois, Misch attended Pomona College and, after graduation, moved to Boston, where he wrote political satire, hosted a live music radio show and performed as a comic folksinger and stand-up comedian at colleges, coffeehouses and nightclubs. His song “Somerville” was released nationally by Fretless Records, and in 1976, Misch was named “Best Comedian in Boston” by Boston Magazine. Misch then moved to California, where he wrote for Mork & Mindy and co-wrote Leave It To Dave, the pilot for David Letterman’s first talk show. In 1982, Misch served as the Executive Story Editor on the iconic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker series Police Squad!, starring Leslie Nielsen as intrepid detective Frank Drebin, and in the mid-’90s, Misch worked as a writer and producer on the the USA Network’s quirky animated series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, which featured the voice of Jason Alexander as the title character. READ MORE

Authors, Comedians

Christopher McDevitt

August 6, 2014

Former stand-up comedian Christopher McDevitt, a native son of New Jersey, once dreamed of being a Hollywood screenwriter. Those dreams were shattered, however, when McDevitt wasn’t hired to be a production assistant on Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl. As a man who gives up easily, McDevitt abandoned his dream and moved on to comedy.

In 2013, McDevitt published his first novel, A Million More Wishes, the tale of a man who unwittingly awakens an ancient genie who had been living in a gravy boat. Chaos and hilarity ensue as the protagonist attempts to use the wishes offered by the genie to better himself and the world around him, often with disastrous consequences.

McDevitt published A Billion More Wishes, the sequel to his first book, in July of 2014. Learn more at www.christophermcdevitt.com. READ MORE

Comedians

Alex Grubard

May 5, 2014

Comedian Alex Grubard grew up in Massachusetts, began his career in New York City and is currently living in Philadelphia attending Temple University. He has performed at festivals including New York Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and Live Arts & Philly Fringe. In 2013 Alex won the LOL @ The Grand competition and appeared on mtvU’s College Quickies. Grubard is one of the best young stand-up comics on the East Coast.

On his website, 100innyc.wordpress.com, Grubard tells stories from the early days of his comedy career in New York.

What was your childhood like, and what made you want to be a comedian?

I was born in Manhattan, but my parents got divorced when I was one and my mom and I moved to Concord, Massachusetts. So I grew up in a small New England town, but I would fly to New York to visit my dad on weekends. I spent about ten years flying alone before I could get a car and drive. Also, being raised by a single mom, I watched a lot of TV. I saw a lot of Seinfeld and Comedy Central really young and thought it was great and I saw a couple stand-up shows live around eleven. My sister went to USC and when we went to visit her my dad and stepmom took me to the Hollywood Improv and we saw a show with Scott Kennedy, Harland Williams, and Greg Behrendt and I thought Greg looked like he was having more fun than anyone I’d ever seen in my life. There was a lot building up to it, but that was THE moment. READ MORE