Andy Borowitz is a writer and comedian actor whose work appears in The New Yorker and on The Borowitz Report on newyorker.com. He is the first-ever winner of the National Press Club's humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He has been the principal host of the Moth storytelling group since 1999. He is the author of many books including his latest, The 50 Funniest American Writers, published in October 2011 by Library of America. He has been called a "Swiftian satirist" (The Wall Street Journal), "America's satire king" (The Daily Beast), and "one of the funniest people in America" (CBS News Sunday Morning).
Andy Borowitz appears in the following:
Friday, June 28, 2013
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Lee Camp, Todd Barry and Dean Obeidallah to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. We start the show with a Please Explain look at the top science stories of 2012! George Saunders talks about his new short story collection, Tenth of December. Michael Cannell tells the story of a California mechanic who became the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix. And the Wall Street Journal’s Julia Angwin discusses the new powers given to the National Counterterrorism Center to collect information on Americans, even if they have not been suspected of a crime.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Rajiv Chandrasekaran gives a firsthand account of life inside the war in Afghanistan. Then it’s the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! Chad Harbach joins us to talk about his novel The Art of Fielding. Janet Groth tells us about her two decades working as a receptionist at The New Yorker. Plus, our latest Underreported and Backstory segments.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Today guest host Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He’ll talk to Frank Partnoy about why we should delay making decisions both big and small. We’ll look at the role that race has played in professional sports over last 20th century. Comedian, writer, and musician Dave Hill discusses his first collection of essays called Tasteful Nudes...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation. American Film Institute founder George Stevens, Jr., talks about the art of making movies and the people who have shaped the industry.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Friday, October 14, 2011
Writer, comedian and sometime Lopate Show guest host Andy Borowitz joined us to talk about America's funniest writers. He also shared what he's been reading recently and his favorite comfort food.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Writer and comedian Andy Borowitz talks about choosing the 50 Funniest American Writers and looks at the craft of humor writing. In The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion, he brought together contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, and reached back to Mark Twain, Thurber, and Lenny Bruce.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: industrial hygienist and chemist Monona Rossol and Miranda Massie discuss the threat posed by PCBs in New York schools. Ralph Branca, best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in the “shot heard 'round the world,” looks back on his remarkable life in baseball. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest tells us about the funny side of classical music. And this week’s Please Explain is all about what happens every year at the UN General Assembly.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. He’ll speak with two of the winners of this year’s Lasker Awards on how their discovery of “chaperone assisted protein folding.” Bob Gruen talks about photographing everyone from Tina Turner to the Sex Pistols and the early days of CBGB. Plus, we’ll have our latest Backstory segments.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. Rock legend Robbie Robertson discusses his new album, “How to Become Clairvoyant.” Then, actor Hal Holbrook discusses his life and long road to stardom. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm explains her prescription to revive American industries. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the English Language!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. First, Jeffrey Kluger discusses the relationships between siblings. Then Dr. Jerome Groopman and Dr. Pamela Hartzband explain how to sort through the confusion to make the best medical decisions for ourselves and our families. We’ll find out about an ancient manuscript that sparked the Renaissance. Then, Jane Lynch tells us about her long and winding path to stardom.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Guest host Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with comedian and actor Simon Pegg about his memoir, Nerd-Do-Well, and his roles in the cult hit movies “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” The artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet joins two of the company’s principal dancers to talk about its return to New York for the first time since 1988. New Yorker editor John Donohue talks about how chefs cook for their families. Plus, we’ll talk about the documentary “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times.”
Friday, December 31, 2010
All week long we're talking with some of our favorite guests from 2010 about the year that was…the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. Today, our subject is the year’s big breakups, and our guest is author, humorist, and newshound Andy Borowitz. But rather than just talk about or look at the breakups, we’re also inviting listeners to participate and answer a quiz that we’re calling the Takeaway’s 2010 Breakup Quiz.