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Boston

Authors, Comedians, Screenwriters

David Misch

July 21, 2016
David Misch Funny

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

Musicians

Cobi

July 23, 2015
Cobi Mike

In 2008, Cobi was one of the founding members of Gentleman Hall, a unique musical collective from Boston that quickly catapulted to success, winning the “Best Breakout Boston Artist” award from MTV, being named “Best New Local Act” by the Boston Phoenix, and performing in front of a national television audience on the Billboard Music Awards in 2011. In 2013, their music appeared in commercials for Target and Samsung as well as on the CW’s 90210 and ABC’s Pretty Little Liars.

At the conclusion of Gentleman Hall’s 2014 tour, during which they played alongside acclaimed musicians such as Young the Giant, Cee Lo Green, All American Rejects, One Republic and Beyonce, Cobi decided to leave the group to record his first EP with the help of Grammy Award-winning engineer Tom Weir (Blondie, Willie Nelson) and an all-star cast of musicians including keyboardist Mia Fitz and drummer Matt Lang. READ MORE

Authors

Dellani Oakes

May 20, 2015
Dellani Oakes

An avid writer from a young age — as well as a former A.P. English teacher and photo journalist — author Dellani Oakes grew up writing songs and poems in elementary school and short stories in high school. In college, where she majored in theatre, she developed an interest in play writing and fell in love with dialogue-heavy, character-driven scripts. These influences are evident in her published works, as she uses verbal exchanges as a tool for revealing both plot and characterization.

When her youngest son started kindergarten in 2002, Oakes was able to write full-time, and her first novel, Indian Summer, was published in 2008 by Second Wind Publishing. A touching story of historical romance, Indian Summer tells the tale of Gabriella Deza, a young woman who unwittingly stumbles into a world of love, betrayal and adventure. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses, Authors

Dylan Saccoccio

January 30, 2015
Dylan Saccoccio

Born and raised just south of Boston, actor and author Dylan Saccoccio grew up playing sports, focusing primarily on hockey and golf. But when his high school resurrected its drama program during Saccoccio’s junior year, he was convinced by a friend to audition for a play entitled “The Diviners.” At competition, Saccaccio won an award for “Best Actor” for his portrayal of Ferris Layman. After working on his craft under the tutelage of Carolyn Pickman in Boston, Saccoccio was cast in “Mill Girls,” a play about the life of female textiles workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, and starred as the lead in a critically-acclaimed play about a modern teen Holocaust denier called “Ann Frank and Me.”

After graduating from Hofstra University, Saccoccio moved to Los Angeles, where he has starred in such films as L’amour Montparnasse, Alone at Midnight, The Appearing and Red Wing. READ MORE

Authors, Filmmakers

Josh Mitchell

October 9, 2014

Writer, director and publicist Josh Mitchell is originally from Boston, but currently lives in the heart of Hollywood. In July of 2014, he published his first novel, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries, the story of a man who leaves his high-paying job as a advertising copywriter to instead work in a bookstore and attempt to write the world’s first all-sexual dictionary. A sprawling, gritty depiction of a recession-afflicted world, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries is a gripping account of one man’s fatalistic downward spiral.

In August of 2014, Mitchell released Pissing on the Pulse of the Planet, a book that offers unique musings on sex, politics and pop culture, all viewed through the lens of Mitchell’s subversive comedic wit.

Mitchell recently wrote, directed and starred in Lack of Cockery, a feature film about a venture capitalist who finds himself questioning his perspective on identity, life and love. READ MORE