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Some of David Ives’s first attempts at professional writing were for the film world. He lived in Hollywood early in his career, developing scripts for television movies. He also worked as a staff writer for the Fox network television series Urban Anxiety (1990). Later in his career, Ives’s reputation made him a popular choice as a writer of stage banter for performers such as illusionist David Copperfield and shows such as Ira Gershwin at One Hundred: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1997). He has written a humorous regular column, “Endpaper,” for New York Times Magazine, short fiction for the Kenyon Review, and nonfiction for The New Yorker. He has also published a children’s story, Monsieur Eek (2001).