Saturday Night Live

Humorist David Misch literally wrote the book on funny

David Misch has written for everything from "Saturday Night Live" to "Mork & Mindy." He now teaches classes on the history of comedy... and he's distilled his wisdom -- and that of other comic luminaries -- into the primer "Funny The Book: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Comedy." He gives Brendan a crash course in Sumerian humor and the wild(e) birth of standup.

Comedian Kevin Nealon blesses us with advice

Kevin Nealon was a "Saturday Night Live" cast member for almost a decade, inventing characters like Mr. Subliminal and the pumped Franz. For eight seasons on the Showtime series "Weeds," he stole scene after NSFW scene as accountant turned Ponzi-schemer Doug. And he's of course a veteran stand-up comic - his latest Showtime special "Whelmed, but Not Overly" hits iTunes this weekend. Kevin offers listeners etiquette tips on shutting town loud talkers and ending conversations -- then gives us his blessings.