Entries For 2013 Thurber Prize Being Accepted

Was the release of your hilarious romantic comedy overshadowed last year by Fifty Shadows of Grey? Did a book of sample SAT questions outshine your witty collection of personal essays? If so, here’s your chance at redemption. The Thurber House has begun accepting submissions for the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Named after humorist […]

Thurber Prize Entries Being Accepted

Submissions for the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor are now being accepted. Named after humorist James Thurber and presented by the Thurber House, the award is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. Past winners of the Thurber Prize include David Rakoff (Half Empty), Steve Hely (How I […]

New Book Lists America’s 50 Funniest Writers

James Thurber, Woody Allen and David Sedaris are among America’s 50 funniest writers, living and dead, as suggested by comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz (left) in his new book The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion published by The Library of America. Also making the grade were: […]

Books That’ll Unwrap Laughs This Holiday Season

If you’ve ever watched America’s Funniest Videos with a group of people, you know just how varying senses of humor can be. Such was the challenge of compiling this list of gift recommendations. But other questions popped up, too. For example, there are two books written by Steve Martin (Born Standing Up; The Pleasure of […]

Release of ‘Censored Eleven’ Quickly Refuted

Seventy years after Warner Bros. introduced Bugs Bunny to movie audiences, both the wascally wabbit and the studio are back in the headlines, and one news item in particular is raising a few eyebrows. Blogging from this month’s New York Comic Con, Toonzone.net reported that a Warner Archive representative told them that the archive will […]

Debut Novel Garners Hely 2010 Thurber Prize

Steve Hely, a writer for the NBC comedy series The Office, won the 2010 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his debut novel, How I Became a Famous Novelist. Created in 1997, the Thurber Prize for American Humor is presented by The Thurber House, is a non-profit literary center and museum located in the Columbus, […]