David Isaacs is a writer and producer who was part of two of the most iconic television sitcoms of all time (M*A*S*H*, Cheers) as well as having a hand in scripts for shows like Frasier, Becker, Wings, Mad Men and many others - a lot of those scripts with partner (and previous SnarkMonkey guest) Ken Levine.
As a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts he helped establish a Comedy Initiative and imparts his knowledge and wisdom to a new generation of hopefuls looking to break into comedy writing for television.
We talk about how he adapted to a move from New York to Florida as a boy, how he and writing partner Levine found each other after growing up on opposite coasts, how Woody Allen inspired his creative thinking, plus we get pretty down, dirty and nerdy picking apart Cheers (in a good way.)
David gives great insight, instruction and inside info on what it takes to be serious about being funny. Enjoy! -LM