Allison Silverman: Et Tu, Brooklyn


Former Colbert Report Executive Producer/Daily Show writer Allison Silverman has a humor piece in the New Yorker this week entitled Et Tu, Brooklyn? It’s about, well, Brooklyn: “One of my birthday gifts was membership on a Web site that uses a personality test to match you with a farmer who grows kale in a manner compatible with your values, and I hosted a dinner party the night my first bushels arrived. At first, everything was great. Guests mingled. Cheese breathed. A tattoo of an old-timey boxer bumped up against a tattoo of a seventeenth-century Dutch frigate. My friend Zander joked about his wife’s quirks to her ex-girlfriend, who sells crocheted zombies at street fairs.”