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By Andy Borowitz

Ever questioned who makes a truly humorous individual snicker? ask yourself not more. introduced jointly during this Library of the US assortment are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed author and comic Andy Borowitz. attaining again to Mark Twain and ahead to modern masters akin to David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an unique Who’s Who of the superior American comedian writing. listed here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known items from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest humans in the United States” (CBS Sunday Morning) learn while he wishes amusing?

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