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Thursday, October 13 • 2:45pm - 4:30pm
How Comedy Works

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David Misch (Mork and Mindy, Saturday Night Live, The Muppets Take Manhattan) leads this invaluable workshop that dives into the depths of how comedy works. Topics include the Rule of 3; the relationship between Comedy and Logic (hint: they’re bitter enemies); the calculations involved in timing; comedy cues, and why withholding them is sometimes the best way to get a laugh; why your body is hilarious; the evil of punchlines; comedy “placebos”; and how the mechanics of jokes – tension and resolution, pattern recognition, misdirection, and surprise – provide a template for all humor.

THIS PANEL HAS EXTENDED TIME AND WILL END AT 4:30PM.

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David Misch

writer/producer Mork and Mindy, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Saturday Night Live, Funny: The Book
David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian, and screenwriter; his credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-ignored “Police Squad!”, the Emmy-engorged “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. David’s A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption was published earlier this year... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 2:45pm - 4:30pm
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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