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Before the Invention of Smiling

With Director, Writer and Now Author David Zucker
Posted at 11:09 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:11:08-05

David Zucker, exclusively a comedic film director, has directed some of the most successful comedies of all time and was critical in the development of the comedy spoof film genre. His iconic films include AIRPLANE!, The Naked Gun film franchise, BASEketball, Ruthless People and Scary Movie 3-5.

David joins us today to talk about his latest creation: Before the Invention of Smiling. The book is a unique illustrated autobiography that covers the Zucker family’s immigration from Hungary to the Midwest, and eventually settling in Milwaukee. It explores how his family’s history shaped his journey to becoming one of Hollywood’s leading comedic film writer/directors.

You can grab your own copy of David's story on Amazon.com or your favorite book retailer.