Andy Borowitz

Author, comedian,

Andy Borowitz appears in the following:

The Borowitz Report

Friday, October 26, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on, is back to shed some humorous light on the presidential debate, which is finally in its last weeks. He'll sum up the last two debates, the swing-state campaign stops, and his observations about the upcoming election.

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The Borowitz Report

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on, is back to talk about how Joe Biden and Paul Ryan performed in the vice presidential debate. He’ll also look at Mitt Romney’s post-debate bump and what it means for President Obama’s campaign. 

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The Borowitz Report

Friday, September 28, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on The New, talks about the presidential election so far.

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Andy Borowitz on the Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report on the, talks about what we learned from the conventions.

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Andy Borowitz on the Political Race

Monday, September 03, 2012

Andy Borowitz, of the Borowitz Report on, shares his thoughts about the presidential campaign so far—the highs and lows.

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Out in the Field

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.

Movers, Shakers, and Decision Makers

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.

Andy Borowitz on An Unexpected Twist

Friday, March 09, 2012

The very funny Andy Borowitz joins us to take a look at a very serious intestinal ailment that almost killed him. His first ever memoir is called An Unexpected Twist.


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Guest Picks: Andy Borowitz

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.


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.

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Hanging in the Balance

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.

Protein Folding, Rock and Rolling

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.

Rock and Roles

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!

Under the Influence

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.

Black and White and Read All Over

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.”

The Takeaway’s 2010 Breakup Quiz

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.


Gail Collins and Andy Borowitz: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins and humorist Andy Borowitz, author of, join us for an Election Day roundup for the last installment of our series looking at the absurd things politicians have been saying and doing lately, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

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The Year and Decade in Review

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Humorist Andy Borowitz, of the, and Hugo Lindgren, editorial director of New York magazine, look at the highs and lows the year 2009 and at the decade as a whole.

Event: Andy Borowitz reviews President Obama's first year in office with Calvin Trillin, Jeffrey ...

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Dancing with the Stars with Andy Borowitz

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dancing with the Stars is gearing up for its 9th season and while it doesn't begin until September 21st, the drama has already started. Yesterday the show announced the latest contest...

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Who Moved My Soap?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bernie Madoff will be sentenced for a jail term of up to 150 years for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. The time for legal advice is over. Award-winning comedian and creator of the Borowitz Report, Andy Borowitz offers Madoff another kind of advice in Who Moved My ...

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