Humor Discussion & Book Signing with Authors Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis

Date: Friday, March 9 2012 Time: 7pm Number of sessions: 1 - Event! Members: FREE! Nonmembers: FREE! Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Show Me the Funny!

At the Writers’ Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers


Humor Discussion & Book Signing with Authors Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis

Enjoy a unique glimpse into the intelligent and quirky inner workings of the comedic mind as Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis share their experience interviewing 28 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television’s “Golden Age” to today’s favorite movie and TV writers from their new book Show Me the Funny!: At the Writers’ Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers. Authors will divulge behind-the-scenes discoveries illuminating the creative process of writers from such shows as Gilligan’s Island, Modern Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers, Frasier and more. To get your laugh on before the event, please visit



Peter Desberg has done extensive research on the psychology of humor and is a frequent consultant to business presenters on how to use humor persuasively. No stranger to media, for ten years he hosted his own cable TV show on technology. In the areas of humor and stage fright, he has done many radio and television interviews and is frequently quoted in national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, and Cosmopolitan. He also has been moonlighting as a full professor at California State University Dominguez Hills for over thirty years. He has to be a humor expert because he has a daughter who is about to turn nineteen.

Jeffrey Davis has written documentaries for A&E, Discovery, and the National Geographic Channel, and written a variety of corporate and informational videos. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. His most recently published play is called Speed Dating. Among his situation comedy credits are Love Boat, House Calls with Lynn Redgrave, Give Me a Break, Diff’rent Strokes, and Night Court. He has also written for such shows as America’s Funniest People, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Small Wonder, and has had film projects developed by Bette Midler’s All Girl Productions, among others. He is the Screenwriting Department Chair and associate professor of film and TV writing at Loyola Marymount University. His one night of stand-up at the Comedy Store convinced him that he should stay permanently seated at his desk.