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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.

  • Adam Corolla Inks Political Humor Book Deal With It Books (2013-08-24): Actor, comedian and bestselling author Adam Corolla inked deal for a book full of comedic rants about American politics and society.

  • 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.

  • Billy Crystal to Publish Memoir With Henry Holt (2012-08-13): Billy Crystal will publish a memoir with Henry Holt next year.

  • 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.

  • Pratchett on Short-list for Comic Prize (2005-06-01): Author Terry Pratchett's novel Going Postal is on the short-list for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.

  • 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.

  • Jon Stewart's America Banned in Mississippi (2005-01-11): The librarians in Mississippi are no fans of Jon Stewart, apparently.