Here are the latest posts about Humor Writing on Writers Write:
Julie Schumacher is First Woman to Win Thurber Prize for American Humor (2015-10-01): Julie Schumacher has won the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor for her novel. Dear Committee Members. She is the first woman to win the prize.
Jerry Seinfeld Explains How He Writes Jokes (2012-12-22): Jerry Seinfeld talks about comedy writing and how he writes a joke in this video from the New York Times.
Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2012-10-22): Ellen DeGeneres will be honored tonight at the Kennedy Center with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The New Yorker Acquires Andy Borowitz's Column (2012-07-18): The New Yorker has acquired Andy Borowitz's humor blog, which will move to The New Yorker's website.
What Goes On in the Writers' Room at Saturday Night Live (2011-12-13): Ever wondered what goes on in the writers' room at Saturday Night Live? Wonder no more.
Will Ferrell Accepts The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Then Drops It (2011-11-13): Comedian and actor Will Ferrell was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the Kennedy Center.
Neil Gaiman Threatens War if The Onion is Not Awarded a Pulitzer Prize (2011-06-23): Neil Gaiman has added his voice to the growing outcry of celebrities, politicians and various random people that are demanding that The Onion get a Pulitzer Prize this year.
Tina Fey's Unique Approach to Book Signing (2011-04-23): Tina Fey is currently on a book tour for hew book, Bossypants.
Collection of George Carlin's Writing and Letters to be Published (2010-04-07): A collection of comedian George Carlin's writing and letters will be released in 2011.
Former Simpsons Writer Larry Doyle Wins 2008 Thurber Prize (2008-10-07): Larry Doyle, the former writer and producer for The Simpsons, won the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his book I Love You Beth Cooper.
House Bunny Writers Talk Screenwriting (2008-08-25): The New York Times has an interesting profile of that rarest of things: the successful female screenwriting team.
Blades of Glory Writers Tell All (2007-03-27): Brothers Jeff and Craig Cox are the screenwriters for the upcoming Will Ferrell/Jon Heder skating comedy, Blades of Glory.
Tina Fey Talks 30 Rock (2006-10-11): Tina Fey is best known as being the head writer for Saturday Night Live, where she spent nine years.
Chris Rock's Secret Writing Weapon (2005-02-16): By now, surely you've heard all the controversy surrounding the selection of comedian Chris Rock to host the Oscars in an effort to increase ratings and draw a demographic that's more youthful and hip.
Johnny Carson Dead at 79 (2005-01-23): Iconic talk show host and comedian Johnny Carson died today from complications of emphysema, from which he had suffered for many years.
David Letterman's Secret Joke-Writing Weapon (2005-01-18): Late night hosts need a lot of material and David Letterman has a secret weapon for coming up with jokes.
Religious Jokes to be Banned in England? (2004-12-07): The BBC reports that a proposed new law has British comedians and writers up in arms.
Dave Barry Takes a Sabbatical (2004-10-20): The Miami Herald reports that Dave Barry is taking an indefinite leave of absence from writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning humor column, starting next year.