Show Me the Funny! Hollywood's Top Comedy Writers
Jeffrey Davis, Writer, "Love Boat," "House Calls with Lynn Redgrave," "Give Me a Break," "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Night Court"
Peter Desberg, Writer; Researcher on Humor and Business; Consultant
Enjoy a unique glimpse into the intelligent and quirky inner workings of the comedic mind as Desberg and Davis share their experiences interviewing 28 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television's Golden Age to today's favorite movie and TV writers for their book Show Me the Funny!: At the Writers' Table with Hollywoods Top Comedy Writers. Desberg and Davis look at comedy, drama, stage fright, jokes, film and TV writing and writers' blocks in a special evening of laughts, insights and stories. Davis is a seasoned sitcom writer, and he has written documentaries for A&E, Discovery, the National Geographic Channel and a variety of corporate and informational videos. Desberg has done extensive research on the psychology of humor and has worked with many stand-up comedians. He is a consultant to business presenters on how to use humor persuasively and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today and Cosmopolitan.
MLF: Business & Leadership
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, FREE FOR MEMBERS, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark