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Jack Handey Looks Back on Working with Phil Hartman on ‘SNL’

"Several times since Phil's death, I've had the same dream about him: I am back in the studio, working on Saturday Night Live, and Phil is there! 'Phil,' I say, 'I thought you were dead!' It turns out that it was a mistake that Phil was dead, [...]

By Megh Wright

The Best Jack Handey Joke Ever

Mark Peters has a new column over at McSweeneys called "Best Joke Ever," where he'll look at the greatest jokes from various funny people. In his first, he explores this classic line from the incomparable Jack Handey: "I came here in peace, [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

‘The NY Times’ Has an Excellent Jack Handey Profile Today

Longtime SNL writer Jack Handey, who's responsible for recurring sketches like "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" and "Deep Thoughts," is the subject of an excellent, in-depth profile in The New York Times Magazine today. Titled "Jack Handey Is the Envy [...]

By Bradford Evans

Watch Two More Animated Excerpts from Jack Handey’s New Novel

Longtime SNL writer Jack Handey, is releasing his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu, on Tuesday, and yesterday, he released two animated excerpts from the book made for Funny or Die. Handey and FOD put out two more animated clips today; the [...]

By Bradford Evans

Watch a Trailer for Jack Handey’s New Novel

Beloved SNL writer Jack Handey, who created sketches like "Deep Thoughts," "Toonces the Cat," and "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer," is set to release his first novel on Tuesday, July 16th. Called The Stench of Honolulu, it's an exotic comedic travel [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jack Handey’s First Novel Comes Out in July

Beloved humorist Jack Handey (SNL's Deep Thoughts, The New Yorker), has written his first novel. Entitled The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure, the lean 240-page book is set for release on July 16th. Here's the official summary:

By Bradford Evans

The First Splitsider Comedy Book Club Book Is…

And Here's The Kicker by Mike Sacks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHTK won the popular comment vote, narrowly beating Chris Gethard's A Bad Idea I'm About to Do (which will definitely be the second book we'll do). In a way, it's the perfect book to start the [...]

By Jesse David Fox