Andy Borowitz on the 50 Funniest American Writers

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.


Andy Borowitz

Comments [3]

Lisa Sultz from Boston

Sloane Crosley is in there and she is wonderful. Also, last I checked -- Wanda Sykes is a lady. I think they just have to have books too.

Oct. 13 2011 01:40 PM
Capper from nyc

Writers!... my bad above (Besides Fey).

Oct. 13 2011 01:23 PM
Capper from nyc

What about all the ladies... Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Carole Burnett, Tina Fey....

I'm missing so many here.

Oct. 13 2011 01:18 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.