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Mike Sacks

  1. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2018Featuring Chris Gethard, Nell Scovell, The Simpsons, The Kids in the Hall, and an intimate look at Robin Williams.
  2. The Best Comedy Books of 2017 Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, […]
  3. Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including […]
  4. Mike Sacks Is Doin’ It “If you don’t know who Mike Sacks is, well, you should.” Receiving praise like this would mean a great deal to any writer, but when the words […]
  5. Watching as Bob Hope Entertains VietnamThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  6. The 16 Best Comedy Books of 2014To add to your diet of comedy consumption which is likely already at critical mass, what with the comedy movies, sitcoms, sketch comedy shows, […]
  7. In ‘Poking a Dead Frog’, Comedians’ Advice, Stories, and Neuroses ShineNerding out on comedy just got a lot easier with Mike Sacks’ new Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers. In his […]
  8. Mike Sacks on ‘Poking a Dead Frog’, Discontented Comedy Writers, and […]Comedians think often about how their identity relates to the world around them. They spent much of their time reflecting on who they are, […]
  9. Adam McKay on What He Learned from Working with Improv Guru Del CloseWill Ferrell doesn’t mince words when describing Adam McKay, his longtime friend and comedy collaborator. “He’s kind of a dangerous […]
  10. life lessons
    18 Things You Learn After Interviewing 80 or So Comedy WritersAll comedy writers have been inspired by basically the same ten comedic inspirations.
  11. ‘Poking a Dead Frog,’ Mike Sacks’s Sequel to ‘And Here’s the Kicker’ Out […]Mike Sacks’s latest book of interviews with comedians, Poking a Dead Frog, hits the shelves today. A follow-up to his 2009 book, And Here’s the […]
  12. ‘SNL’s James Downey on Working with Norm Macdonald and Getting Fired for […]Saturday Night Live has employed hundreds of comedy writers in its four decades on the air, but no writer has been associated with the show […]
  13. book excerpt
    How to Write Jokes for the Academy AwardsIn 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.
  14. Mike Sacks Is Re-Releasing an Extended Version of ‘And Here’s the Kicker’Mike Sacks’s new book of interviews with comedians, Poking a Dead Frog, hits the shelves June 24th, and as part of the lead-up, he’s […]
  15. Pre-Order ‘Poking a Dead Frog,’ Mike Sacks’s Follow-Up to ‘And Here’s the […]Mike Sacks has written a sequel to his hit 2009 book And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft. The new […]
  16. 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 […]
  17. Sequel to Mike Sacks’ ‘And Here’s the Kicker’ Officially Coming to […]Good news, fans of incredibly in-depth interviews with comedy writers! Mike Sacks, author of And Here’s the Kicker, has officially sold the […]
  18. Talking with Mike Sacks about ‘And Here’s the Kicker’, Interviewing […]Six weeks ago, you guys chose And Here’s the Kicker as the first book of the Splitsider Comedy Book Club. Great job! I hope you enjoyed it and […]
  19. Checking in Halfway Through ‘And Here’s The Kicker’Two weeks ago, we named And Here’s The Kicker as the first book of the Splitsider Comedy Book Club. The plan is to give everyone a month to […]
  20. 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 […]
  21. 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 […]
  22. 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 […]
  23. Vanity Fair’s Mike Sacks Is Launching a Digital Humor Book ImprintVanity Fair editor Mike Sacks, who wrote both And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft and Your Wildest […]
  24. Ladies and Gentlemen, May I Have 15 Minutes of Your Precious Time?, by […]Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Foster Richardson, and my family and I are currently homeless. I just got out of the penitentiary […]
  25. Funny or Die Expands Into BooksFunny or Die just announced that it’s adding a publishing arm to its operations, planning to work with authors to get their original humor […]
  26. Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason: The Intersection of Fantasy and Harsh […]“Like blurbs, an author’s choice of title is very important… Take Gravity’s Rainbow. That is a terrific title. Why? Because it tells you what […]
  27. Director’s CommentaryHello, I’m director Eric Wenger, pleased to be here providing commentary for the twentieth-anniversary DVD re-release of Daniel Kaufman’s Bar […]
  28. Where Have All the Humorists Gone?, Part 2: Conversations with Modern […]Be sure to check out Part 1 of Where Have All the Humorists Gone?, Robert Benchley, S.J. Perelman and the Decline of Modern Humor […]