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Adam McKay on What He Learned from Working with Improv Guru Del Close

Will Ferrell doesn’t mince words when describing Adam McKay, his longtime friend and comedy collaborator. “He’s kind of a dangerous individual,” Ferrell says. “He’s extremely funny; there’s no doubt about it. But he’s dangerous. I wouldn’t stay [...]

By Mike Sacks

How to Write Jokes for the Academy Awards

In this excerpt from Mike Sacks’s new book of interviews with comedy writers, Bruce Vilanch discusses how he puts together the script for the Oscars telecast.

By Mike Sacks

Preview: Mike Sacks’s Sequel to ‘And Here’s the Kicker’

I remember picking up Mike Sacks's book And Here's the Kicker, a collection of interviews with some of the greatest comedy writers ever, when it was released back in 2009, and instantly devouring it. I couldn't cram the words into my brain fast [...]

By Bradford Evans

Mike Sacks Is Working on a Sequel to ‘And Here’s the Kicker’

Mike Sacks, the author of the must-read book of interviews with comedy writers And Here's the Kicker (and humor book Your Wildest Dreams Within Reason) has begun work on a sequel, one that'll have him talking to more big names from the world of [...]

By Adam Frucci

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

Check Out Adult Swim’s ‘Not a Blog’

Did you know that Mike Sacks, author of the much-loved And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft, is now the editor of Adult Swim's Not a Blog? Well, he is! And he's running fun things like today's Movie [...]

By Adam Frucci

Vanity Fair’s Mike Sacks Is Launching a Digital Humor Book Imprint

Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks, who wrote both And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft and Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason, is set to launch a new digital humor book imprint with a couple of major, [...]

By Adam Frucci