Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American humorist, satirist, comedian, author, screenwriter, political commentator, and radio host, noted for his progressive politics. Franken was with Tom Davis part of the comedy duo "Franken & Davis", which wrote for and performed for NBC's Saturday Night Live. ...more on Wikipedia about "Al Franken"
The Algonquin Round Table was a group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits that met from 1919 until about 1929, though its legacy endured long afterward. ...more on Wikipedia about "Algonquin Round Table"
Amie Barrodale is an American comedy writer. She is currently senior editor of The Onion. She has contributed to many publications in some capacity or other, including McSweeney's, Vice, and Surface. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amie Barrodale"
Arthur "Art" Buchwald (born October 20, 1925) is an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post newspaper, which concentrates on political satire and commentary. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982 and in 1986 was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Art Buchwald"
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet ( 1790- 1870) was an American humorist. He was the author of Georgia Scenes ( 1835), which featured realistic sketches of frontier humor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Augustus Baldwin Longstreet"
Charles Godfrey Leland ( 1824– 1903) was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated at Princeton University, and in Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Godfrey Leland"
Dan DeQuille ( 1829- 1898), also Dan De Quille, was the pen name for William Wright, an American author, newspaperman, and humorist, probably most known for his non-fiction book, History of the Big Bonanza. He was also a friend of Mark Twain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dan DeQuille"
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David Rakoff (born 1964) is an essayist, journalist, and actor. Originally from Canada, he now resides in New York City. He became an American citizen in 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Rakoff"
Dawn Powell ( November 28, 1896 – November 14, 1965) was an American writer of satirical novels and stories that manage to be barbed and sensitive at the same time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dawn Powell"
Desmond Devlin is a comedy writer who has worked for such publications as Mad Magazine. He is particularly known for his hilarious use of ampersands. Devlin first made his mark with the recurring feature "Melvin and Jergens Lotion," which appeared regularly until reader outrage won the day. ...more on Wikipedia about "Desmond Devlin"
Dorothy Parker ( August 22 1893 – June 7 1967) was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. Also known as Dot or Dottie, Parker was born Dorothy Rothschild in the West End district of Long Branch, New Jersey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dorothy Parker"
Douglas C. Kenney ( December 10, 1947 - August 27, 1980) was an American writer for the National Lampoon magazine in the 1970s. Kenney edited the magazine and wrote much of its early material. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Douglas Kenney"
Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye ( 1850 - 1896) was born in Maine. After a distinguished career as a journalist, he became widely known as a U.S. humorist of the later 19th century. He was also the founder and editor of the Laramie Boomerang. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edgar Wilson Nye"
Ellis Parker Butler ( December 5, 1869– September 13, 1937) was an American author. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ellis Parker Butler"
Eric Garcia is the author of several humorous books including Matchstick Men which was made into a movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage, and the Anonymous Rex series which is being used as the basis for a new TV show on the SciFi Channel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eric Garcia"
Erma Louise (Harris) Bombeck ( February 21 1927 - April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life in the second half of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Erma Bombeck"
Evan Esar (1899-1995) was an American humorist who wrote Esar's Comic Dictionary 1943 and 20,000 Quips and Quotes in 1968. He is known for quotes like "Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions." ...more on Wikipedia about "Evan Esar"
Finley Peter Dunne ( 1867 - 1936) was a Chicago-based U.S. author, writer and humorist. He wrote Mr. Dooley in Peace and War in 1898. "Mr. Dooley" became one of the first nationally syndicated newpaper features. Set in a South Side Chicago Irish pub, Mr. Dooley, the owner and bartender, would expound upon political and social issues of the day, using the thick verbiage and accent of an Irish immigrant. Dunne's sly humor and political acumen won the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, a frequent target of Mr. Dooley's barbs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Finley Peter Dunne"
Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942) is an American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garrison Keillor"
George Ade ( February 9, 1866 - May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Ade"
George Wilbur Peck ( September 28, 1840 – April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th governor of Wisconsin. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Wilbur Peck"
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Guy Wetmore Carryl (March 4, 1873 – 1904) was an American humorist and poet. He was born in New York City, the first-born of author Charles Edward Carryl and Mary R. Wetmore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Guy Wetmore Carryl"
H. Allen Smith was an American humorist whose books were popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born December 19, 1907, in McLeansboro, Illinois, where he lived until the age of six. His family moved to Decatur in 1913 and then to Defiance, Ohio, finally arriving in Huntington, Indiana. It was at this point Smith dropped out of high school and began working odd jobs, eventually finding jobs as a journalist. ...more on Wikipedia about "H. Allen Smith"
Harmon Leon is a primarily a humorist, though he has also done some stand-up. He has contributed to Wired Magazine, Salon.com, National Lampoon, and NPR. His typical comedic style is to impersonate a character, infiltrate some organization, then write about the experience, thus relating the absurdities of modern American life. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harmon Leon"
Horatio Sheafe Krans, Ph.D. (1872- ) was an American author and editor, born in Boston and educated at Columbia (A.B., 1894; Ph. D., 1903). His work consisted of employment connected with magazines and reviews. He edited the Lincoln Tribute Book (1909), English Love poems (1909), The Lost Art of Conversation (1910) and was an associate editor of The World's Wit and Humor (ten volumes, 1906). In 1914 he served as associate editor of the New International Yearbook. He wrote: ...more on Wikipedia about "Horatio Sheafe Krans"
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