The New Yorker Festival: Humor

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The New Yorker was referred to as a "comic weekly" when it first hit the stands in 1925. Humor has been a mainstay of the magazine ever since, with wits from A.J. Leibling to Dorothy Parker, and of course, the cartoons.

To celebrate that legacy of laughter, contemporary New Yorker regulars, humorists Christopher Buckley, Calvin Trillin, David Owen, Paul Simms, Andy Borowitz, Steve Martin, and Paul Rudnick gathered for a public reading at the New Yorker Festival's "A Humor Revue."

Tonight, we bring you a sampling, and we hope, a few laughs.


Christopher Buckley, author of "Florence of Arabia"

Calvin Trillin, author of "Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme"

David Owen, humorist and New Yorker contributor

Paul Simms, creator of the hit TV sitcom, "NewsRadio"

Andy Borowitz, creator of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and

Steve Martin, actor and author of "Shopgirl"

Paul Rudnick, Obie Award winning playwright of "Jeffery."

This program aired on November 26, 2004.


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