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David began his career in the 70's as a comic folksinger and stand-up comedian; his song "Somerville" was released nationally by Fretless Records and he was named "Best Comedian In Boston" by Boston Magazine.
His first screenwriting job was "Mork and Mindy", which was nominated for two Emmy awards. He also co-wrote "Leave It To Dave", the pilot for David Letterman's first talk-show.
He has since written, created and/or produced programs for NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, UPN, HBO, Showtime, PBS, ABC Family, Disney, Universal and Lifetime. Among his credits: he co-wrote and directed an episode of the syndicated series "Monsters" which was chosen for competition at the Banff International Television Festival; Executive Producer of "Duckman" (USA), nominated for multiple Emmys, winner of the CableACE and Banff awards for "Best Animated Series"; Executive Story Editor on the legendary Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker series "Police Squad!"; co-writer and producer of "Callahan", a pilot later screened at the Los Angeles Museum of Art Television Festival; guest writer on "Saturday Night Live".
David was Executive Consultant on "She Spies" (chosen as one of "5 TV Spies To Love" by Time Magazine) and wrote the TV movie "Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork and Mindy'" for NBC. He has sold six screenplays and was Special Consultant on THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (Tri-Star). His prose has been published on the net at NationalLampoon.com, collected in "May Contain Nuts" (Harper-perennial) and he blogs for The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com/david-misch).
David wrote "Funny: The Book / Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy" (Applause/Hal Leonard; funnythebook.com). His play "Occupied" is scheduled to be produced later this year at the Skylight Theater in Los Angeles. He has taught musical satire at UCLA, comedy at USC, and lectured at Columbia University, 92YTribeca, the American Film Institute, the California Women's Conference, and the Chicago Public Library. More at davidmisch.com and funnythebook.com