Jack Handey

Dan Kois profiles Jack Handey for the NYT:

“Deep Thoughts” wound up being the perfect distillation of Handey’s comedic temperament. He was no longer constrained by the format of the sketch — he was free to create koans, tiny polished gems of comedy. Like: “If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is ‘God is crying.’ And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is ‘Probably because of something you did.’”

Handey’s new novel, The Stench of Honolulu, comes out tomorrow.

Monday, 15 July 2013