Andy Borowitz

Author, comedian,

Andy Borowitz is a writer and comedian actor whose work appears in The New Yorker and on The Borowitz Report on  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:

Andy Borowitz Wraps Up the 2016 Election

Monday, November 07, 2016

Andy Borowitz offers his unique take on the 2016 presidential election, from the conventions, to the debates, and beyond. 

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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Al Pacino, Aasif Manvi with Dean Obeidallah, and Chicken Wings 101

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.

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Onward and Upward: Supertall Skyscrapers, a Math Genius, New Internet Technologies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Vanity Fair contributing editor Paul Goldberger talks about the new very tall, very thin residential towers that are being built in Midtown Manhattan. Jason Padgett explains how he became a mathematical genius after he was hit over the head during a mugging. We’ll look at which children’s bedtime books you remember from your childhood and which ones you enjoy sharing with your own kids. We'll find out how Internet bots work and whether mushrooms can help with anxiety.

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis and French Songs by Carla Bruni

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He talks to Michael Lewis about the world of flash trading on Wall Street. Singer, songwriter, and former First Lady of France Carla Bruni discusses her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Music critic and reporter Joel Selvin on the little-known story of rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer Bert Berns. A mother talks about raising a deaf son and what she learned about the science of hearing. Julene Bair talks about trying to preserve her family’s Kansas farm to pass on to future generations.

Genes, Going Hungry, and John Turturro as a Gigolo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Find out how our lives shape our genes and how our genes shape our lives. Adam Begley discusses the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike. Our Strapped series continues with a look at the connection between poverty and food insecurity, hunger and obesity. John Turturro talks about writing, directing and starring in “Fading Gigolo.”


Pesticides, Veep, and What Happens When We Sleep

Friday, April 11, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: we’ll find out what happens to the children’s brains when they’re exposed to pesticides. Anna Chlumsky talks about her role on the HBO show, “Veep.” Isla Morley discusses her new novel, Above. And this week’s Please Explain is about dreams and nightmares.

Actors We Love and Arranged Marriage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Kristen Wiig and director Liza Johnson talk about their new film, “Hateship Loveship.” Rob Lowe discusses his new memoir. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal tells us about his new series Micropolis and the modern state of the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. And the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold talks about reporting on fracking over the last decade and how our quest for domestic energy has changed the national economy.

Andy Borowitz Fills In; a Closer Look at ADHD; Andy Statman Performs Live; Caregiving; Facial Recognition Technology

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. First, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul argues that there's more to ADHD than we know. Andy Statman performs live and talks about his latest album "Superstring Theory." We'll discuss the complex issues of caring for a sick or aging loved one. And Natasha Singer explains how facial recognition technology works and what it's used for.

Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Teenagers' Brains; Calvin Trillin Eats Hot Tamales; The Novel The Last Train to Paris

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills for Leonard Lopate. Neuropsychatrist Daniel Siegel explains what happens to the brains of a teenagers, and how that affects behavior and relationships. New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin talks about his trip to Greenville, Mississippi, in search of great tamales and his fondness for the mozzarella from Joe’s Diary, which closed its Greenwich Village store in May. Michele Zackheim talks about her historical novel, The Last Train to Paris. Plus, find out what’s behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to ease restrictions on medical marijuana in New York.

Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; James Carville; Eleni Mandel; Writers and Drinkers; Inside the CIA

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Democratic strategist James Carville talk about their bipartisan marriage and why they’ve left Washington, DC. Eleni Mandell plays live from her latest album, “Let’s Fly a Kite.” We’ll look at the link between creativity and alcohol in the lives of six great writers. John Rizzo, who worked at the CIA for three decades describes the evolution of the agency’s enhanced interrogation program, its so-called “black sites,” and the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah.

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The News Quiz USA with Andy Borowitz

Friday, November 22, 2013

7:00 PM

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.

News Quiz USA: Obamacare and Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

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Guest Host Andy Borowitz; Are Cities Good for You?; Led Zeppelin and The Who in 1973; The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells; Patricia T. O'Conner

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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 Guest Hosts: DC's Media Industrial Complex; Jeff Garlin; Protecting the Jersey Shore; Difficult Men on TV

Monday, July 15, 2013

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.

Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Insider Trading; "Dancing in the Streets"; Kevin Pearce's TBI; Please Explain

Friday, July 12, 2013

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.

Andy Borowitz Hosts the News Quiz USA

Friday, June 28, 2013

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 Senat...

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'The News Quiz USA' with Andy Borowitz

Friday, June 28, 2013

7:00 PM

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.

Collected Stories

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.

The Borowitz Report

Monday, November 05, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on, is back to share his thoughts on tomorrow's presidential election and the long campaign.

Watch a video of Andy Borowitz talk about the election—and predicting who will win—at the 92nd Street Y.

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