Modern Humorist

Modern Humorist was an online humor magazine that operated from 2000 to 2003. magazine-cover-not-available.png

The magazine featured original satirical articles, fiction, and multimedia content on a variety of topics, including politics, culture, and current events. It was known for its irreverent tone and cutting-edge humor.

Modern Humorist was founded in 2000 by John Aboud and Michael Colton, two writers with backgrounds in comedy and television. The magazine quickly gained attention for its unique voice and willingness to tackle controversial topics.

One of Modern Humorist's most notable features was its "Fake News" section, which presented satirical news stories in the style of traditional news outlets. The section was widely read and cited by other news media.

In addition to its online content, Modern Humorist also published a book, "Overheard in New York," which compiled humorous snippets of overheard conversations in public places in New York City. The book was a New York Times bestseller and helped to further establish Modern Humorist's reputation for cutting-edge humor.

Despite its early success, Modern Humorist struggled financially and was eventually forced to shut down in 2003. Its founders continued to work in the entertainment industry, with Aboud writing for television and Colton becoming a head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.

Modern Humorist remains notable for its influence on the development of online humor and satire, and is remembered as an important voice of its time.{{Categories}}

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