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).
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, James Adomian and Sara Schaefer to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. Leo Hollis argues that cities are good for you. Michael Walker recounts 1973 tours by Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Alice Cooper, and how they changed rock and roll. Andrew Sean Green discusses his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. And our word maven, Patricia T. O'Conner, tells how Jane Austen changed the English language.
Andy Borowitz fills in as guest host. Mark Leibovich discusses Washington DC’s “media industrial complex.” Jeff Garlin from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” talks about directing and starring in the new film “Dealin with Idiots.” We’ll take a look at efforts to protect the Jersey Shore from the next storm. Brett Martin on the creative television revolution of the late 1990s and 2000s and the writers behind it.
Guest host Andy Borowitz fills in! He’ll speak with Charles Gasparino about the federal crackdown on insider trading. Mark Kurlansky on how the song “Dancing in the Street” became an anthem for changing America. Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce talks about surviving his traumatic brain injury, along with Lucy Walker, director of a new documentary that chronicles his road to recovery. Plus, Please Explain is all about the art of complaining.
Host Andy Borowitz challenges comedians Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Todd Barry and Dean Obeidallah to dissect everything that’s on America’s mind (and front pages), from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to NSA fugitive Edward Snowden and chef Paula Deen.
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Todd Barry and Dean Obeidallah to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.