And the Award for Best Shouts & Murmurs for January, 2007 Goes To…

…Paul Rudnick, for his brilliant piece, “First Love.”

Humor is a tough beat; as the saying goes, dying is easy–comedy is hard. And there is so much territory that has already been staked out–nobody should be allowed to do Fake News except The Onion; everything else is in that vein is almost always a pale imitation. And it’s easy to get stale; comedy depends so much on the shock of the new that it’s hard to be funny on a regular basis. (Or, you, know, in my case, at all). Which makes Rudnick even more impressive; he’s consistently good. Here’s another, for desert.

2 Comments on And the Award for Best Shouts & Murmurs for January, 2007 Goes To…

  1. What happened? You started off strong with the blog posts, but the fans want a new one after four days.

  2. And, sadly, my first one back is a lame joke that really doesn’t work without video…I’ll be funnier, and more prolific. I promise.

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