Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as a comic weekly, featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists. The magazine's tradition continues, with the contributions of such writers and artists as Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, Christopher Buckley, Nancy Franklin, Steve Martin, Patricia Marx, David Owen, Paul Rudnick, Paul Simms, and Calvin Trillin, all of whom read selections from their own work. Download and start listening now!