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Humor Columns

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MGH, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. MGH

    MGH New Member

    Hello everyone.

    Which newspapers still have a humor column? Not humorous essays or editorials, but containing a joke or two.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    We have humorous editorials all the time. I fear it's not intentional, though.

    Other than Dave Barry, I don't think there are very many humor columns in newspapers.

    I blame sodoku.
  3. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    My paper is still running reruns of Dave Barry columns. He stopped writing when? 2004? I'm just wondering at what point we start getting reruns of the reruns.

    (That said, if we stopped running the column, our readership would have a fit. I know this because of one instance where we went a week without it, we fielded a plethora of calls from an angry mob.)
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    We still run Billy Graham.
  5. MGH

    MGH New Member

    Sorry, I meant to say - the type that have just one line each time. A joke, words of wisdom... anything like that.
  6. MGH

    MGH New Member

    Any periodical in the world. Even weekly ones.
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    When I was a student at U-Md., we had a humor columnist who ran biweekly. He had his column the entire year; I had mine for the bulk of the spring semester.

    Many people on campus looked forward to his column so we could laugh our asses off. I was definitely one of them. I had one of the two "graveyard" shift columns (Fridays when a lot of students have either literally or figuratively started their weekends and don't pay much attention to the paper).

    Granted, I still developed a pretty huge audience in my own right, but I definitely enjoyed reading his column. I made it a point to read it whenever it came up.

    As far as one-liners or occasional jokes are concerned, I haven't seen too many such columns in newspapers these days. It'd be nice to see it again.
  8. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Gene Weingarten in the Wash Post.

    "The Edge" in The Oregonian.

    Does the Sun-Times still run "Quick Takes"?
  9. MGH

    MGH New Member

    Thanks to everyone who responded, especially JackFinarelli. The Oregonian is perfect. If anyone knows of any more, feel free to add to the list.
  10. Try Dave Thomas in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  11. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    If you are looking for humor columns that are "sports-centric",

    "Sideline Chatter" by Dwight Perry in the Seattle Times (4 times a week)

    "Random Evidence of a Cluttered Mind" by Greg Cote in the Miami Herald (Sundays)

    "Week in Review" by David Whitley at AOL Fanhouse (Sundays but sometimes not posted until late)

    "Deep Thoughts Cheap Shots and Bon Mots" by Scott Ostler in the SF Chronicle (Sundays)

    "Morning Bytes" by Frank Fitzpatrick in the Philly Inquirer (usually on Thursdays)
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Bill Simmons, Kornheiser (once upon a time), Chad.
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