Is there anything Roy Blount, Jr. hasn't written about?  We speak with the author about his latest book, Save Room For Pie, sharing a stage with Bruce Springsteen, and some of his most notable celebrity interviews. 

The New Yorker magazine isn’t all stodgy, high-minded stuff — and comedian Andy Borowitz is proof. We speak with the award-winning humorist about the presidential election and the endless material it has provided him.

Andy Borowitz speaks tonight at the University of Kansas in Lawrence as part of The Commons' Lecture Series. The event is sold out, but there’s an overflow room. For information, visit The Commons website.

For many, the idea of public speaking is petrifying — nobody wants to put an audience to sleep with a dull talk. One solution: learn from stand-up comics and inject a little humor into your speech. 


When it comes to marriage, there are always some unforeseen curves in the road.

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with Sex and the City screenwriter Cindy Chupack about how she turned her own bumpy road into a series of comedic episodes in her new book, The Longest Date: Life as a Wife.


Ever wonder what your dog thinks of that raincoat you made him wear? What about his thoughts on bath time?

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date, we look at the thoughts of dogs in poetry form, courtesy of writer and humorist Francesco Marciuliano.

Get a taste of his poetry:


  • Francesco Marciuliano, author of I Could Chew on This and the Sally Forth comic strip

A Conservative, A Liberal, And A Moderate Walk Into A Bar...

Nov 6, 2012

Sometimes politicians are funny on purpose, and other times what politicians say in all seriousness is the greatest joke of all.