- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
I'm currently enjoying this collection of interviews, And Here's the Kicker, by Mike Sacks with well-known humor writers such as Dave Barry, David Sedaris, and Jack Handey (actually, I didn't know Jack Handey was a real person before I picked up this book. I thought he was a made-up Saturday Night Live character. Apparently I am not the only person who has ever held this misconception).
The writers showcased within have fascinating observations to make about the creative process and what makes something funny. They often sound very serious about it. Helpful tidbits of advice for aspiring humorists on how to get off the ground are scattered between the interviews as well.
One thing this book makes very clear to me is the unfortunate dearth of well-known female humor writers. There are only two women interviewed in this book (Merrill Markoe of Late Night with David Letterman and Allison Silverman of The Colbert Report). The world of humor definitely suffers without the voice of women. Maybe I can do something about that problem!