What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event (Continuum)
Attention comedy fans and comedy writer! Modern Family writer and executive producer Dan O'Shannon will discuss and sign his book What Are You Laughing At?, a fascinating new approach to comedy.
"As hard as it would be to define 'the meaning of life,' defining 'comedy' is harder. And somehow Dan O'Shannon does it in his insightful, comprehensive, and funny new book, What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event. I’ve been writing humor for 35 years and I learned stuff!" -- Ken Levine, Writer/producer MASH and The Simpsons
Dan O'Shannon sold his first sitcom script in 1985. As a writer and producer, he has made significant contributions to some of the most acclaimed network comedies of the past 25 years such as Newhart, Cheers, and Frasier. Currently, he is an executive producer and writer of the ABC show Modern Family. His various awards include but are not limited to 3 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes, 5 WGA awards and an Academy Award nomination. O'Shannon has also lectured in classes at UCLA, USC, and taught a course on writing at Cleveland State University, where he hold an honorary doctorate.