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Bruce Kluger

Seamus Romney Finally Speaks: In The Voice Of Lewis Black

Posted 07.19.2012 | Comedy

There's really only one person who could give voice to the inner monologue of a politician's dog speeding down the highway on the roof of a car, and t...

Dangerous Laughs: Politics and Comedy

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

As someone who grew up around comedians, I learned a lot about which topics were surefire winners with audiences (marriage, dating, mothers-in-law), and which ones were edgier (religion, sex and politics). There are tons of laughs to be mined from the latter, but comics are always careful to walk a fine line between being funny and offensive -- and the best ones know how to walk it perfectly.

The GOP's War on Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even nois...

9/11: The American Family Survives

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

It has been a long and contentious 10 years, but we should remember the enduring bond among brothers and sisters. For all our quarreling, we of the American family do eventually return to that same shared room.

Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

Has America Lost That Loving Feeling?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style
Bruce Kluger

Love isn't on the internet's roughly 1500 online dating sites, which despite annual revenues now in the billions, have reduced the mate-selection process to something akin to ordering off a Chinese take-out menu.

How Did Donahue Score That Interview? And What Is the Newest Crony Capitalism Outrage?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cliff Schecter

In the tradition of others who have looked at the bleak social conditions that surround them and the corrupt institutions that seek not to improve things, I give you good satire.

Donahue Lands Exclusive Interview With Sacked Santa!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

2010-12-14-p.jpgSince the shocking news that a giant private equity firm had seized control of Santa's Workshop media organizations worldwide have been clamoring to land an interview with Father Christmas.

Fox News' 2010 War on Christmas!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

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HuffPo Scoop: Santa Claus Sacked!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

Early this morning, Santa Claus, the jolly icon of the holidays and legendary symbol of Christmas for more than 970 years, was asked to step down from his position as chief manufacturer and distributor of holiday toys and merriment.

Christmas Crisis: Santa Laid Off!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

"Hi, I'm Santa Claus. No, not some smelly saucehead ringing a bell for the Salvation Army: I'm the Real McKringle. You know, red suit, white beard,...

Pre-Christmas Shocker! Heads Roll at the Pole--Wall Street Takes Over Santa's Workshop!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

NORTH POLE -- In a move that shocked analysts, delighted tinsel manufacturers and brought trading at global exchanges to a brief if stunned silence, G...

Election Day Special: Let's Go to the Tape!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

In honor of Voting Day, the best I can do is offer a flashback to my six favorite diversions from this remarkable and historic election year.

Terrorism in Times Square

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

For whatever reason Osama bin Laden drew a bright red circle around lower Manhattan when he first concocted his insidious call for attention, it has changed this metropolis forever.

Republicans, Heal Thyselves!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger

Maybe if the president and his enemies met at a well-stocked bookstore in D.C. and simply read titles to one another -- in the self-help aisle and from a few neighboring shelves -- they could finally find a way to dialogue.

In the Closet...Still!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger

Until the current administration puts its foot down and deep-sixes this idiotic policy, hats off to John for reminding us that sometimes laughter can take the sting away.

LettermanGate: One Week Later

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce Kluger

David Letterman successfully navigated his way through three explosive crises -- personal, professional and legal -- by simply telling the truth.

A Father's Day Story

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Kluger

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's unfinished stories. So it is especially frustrating to me when I think of my father on Father's Day, and once again confront the great unfinished story that was our relationship.

From the Mouths of Babes

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Kluger

It's always rewarding to have one's efforts recognized. But I was especially touched to read an essay in this morning's Daily Kos, in which writer M...

Zombie Bank!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bruce Kluger

According to Wikipedia, a zombie bank is "a financial institution with an economic net worth that is less than zero, but which continues to operate...

OMG! A New Attack Ad?!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

Think we're done with all that for a few years? Not by a long shot. After all, negative advertising is a hard habit to break, especially for our friends in the GOP.

Dick Cheney Exposed! (Again)

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

With all due respect to author Barry Gellman, we told you this six months ago. In our blockbusting biography, Young Dick Cheney: Great American.

It's a Boy!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

When a right-wing apologist-blowhard like Jonah Goldberg starts trashing our book five weeks before its release, you know we've hit a nerve.