|Why Comedy is Funny, Star Trek, and a Mysterious Island on the Next Dave White Presents!
||[Jun. 15th, 2012|09:45 pm]
What Makes Comedy Funny, Star Trek, and a Mysterious Island Take Over the Next “Dave White Presents”!
So, what’s so funny? And why is it funny?
Comedy writer David Misch can tell you. For 35 years, he’s written comedy for shows like MORK AND MINDY, SNL, DUCKMAN, and POLICE SQUAD. According to his bio, “He is also a playwright, songwriter, blogger, and recovering stand-up comic.”
For the USC School of Creative Arts, he teaches a class called “What’s So Funny: A Survey of American Comedy from Ben Franklin to Ben Stiller.”
Now, David is the author of FUNNY: THE BOOK. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMEDY. Everything? Hmm. Well, he’ll tell you all about it when he tops off his career by appearing on--where else?—the next DWP!
Speaking of everything you need to know, is there anything left to say about why STAR TREK became a phenomena?
Author Mark Clark thinks so. His STAR TREK FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE does travel where many books have gone before, but Mark unearthed surprises even for the most devoted of fans. For example, did you know Captain Kirk never said “Beam me up, Scotty”? Match your Trek knowledge with Mark as he has a lively and in-depth conversation with Wes Britton about why we need one more literary voyage with the Great Bird of the Galaxy!
Speaking of traveling in time and space, on Sat. Feb. 11, the SyFy Channel aired a new version of JULES VERNE’S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. It’s the story of four Civil War POWs who escape from a Confederate prison in a hot air balloon. They float into the Bermuda Triangle where they crash onto a strange island. There, they meet two sisters from the 21st Century, encounter weird nocturnal monsters, not to mention the famous Captain Nemo. Now, the TV movie is available as a DVD and actor Lochlyn Munro, who played Captain Cyrus Harding, takes you behind the scenes.
All this and the usual “predictably unpredictable” humor of DWP blasts off Tues. June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--
If you’d like to pre-record the show, you don’t need a starship or balloon. Digital Audio Recording (DAR) will do it for you--
But if you miss the premiere broadcast, no time machine is required! On Wed. June 20, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes and through TEVO, or on the player at--
Learn more about FUNNY: THE BOOK. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMEDY at:
Read Wes Britton’s review of Mark Clark’s Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know about the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise at:
Read Wes Britton’s review of JULES VERNE’S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND at: