Latest American humor Stories

2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Bill Eichenberger, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 30--A star of the Thurber House's 2008-09 "Evenings With Authors" season will be best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly, who will read from and discuss his latest legal thriller, The Brass Verdict, on Oct.

2006-08-29 10:23:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Playwright Neil Simon, author of Broadway fare ranging from "Barefoot in the Park" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs," will receive this year's Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as a uniquely American humorist.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).