David Misch '68 (2013)

Following his graduation from North Shore in 1968, David went to Pomona College. After graduating, he moved to Boston where he wrote political satire, hosted a live music radio show and performed as a comic folksinger and stand-up comedian at colleges, coffeehouses and nightclubs in New England and the Midwest. His song "Somerville" was released nationally by Fretless Records and he was named "Best Comedian in Boston" by Boston Magazine. His career was launched and he returned to California to write for the "Mork and Mindy" television show, which received two Emmy-award nominations. In addition, David co-wrote "Leave It To Dave," the pilot for David Letterman's first talk show.

David has written, created and/or produced programs for NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, PBS, ABC Family and Disney, among others. Among his other credits: he co-wrote and directed an episode of the syndicated series "Monsters," chosen for competition at the Banff International Television Festival; Executive Producer of “Duckman,” 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 and guest writer on "Saturday Night Live."

His one-act plays have been produced at a number of theaters and his full-length play "Occupied" is scheduled for production this fall in Los Angeles. David is a published author of comic prose and a recent book, "Funny – The Book/Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy." He has spoken on comedy at universities, colleges, book festivals and book fairs across the country.

His impressive career and contributions to television, the movie industry and theater through comedy, entertainment and education has reached people of all ages. North Shore County Day School proudly presents the 2013 Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to David Misch.
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