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The lords and ladies of LOL: Inside the minds of America’s top humor editors

An exclusive look at the gatekeepers of contemporary comedy writing.


It’s probably not a surprise that comedy writer hopefuls follow humor editors on social media, hoping to glimpse what tickles their funny bones. Of course, the only evidence I have of this is my own cyberstalking. After trying to land a clip in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency for six years, I added a column in my Tweetdeck for the site’s editor, Christopher Monks.

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