Our friend Mike Sacks is coming out with a great book, And Here's the Kicker, in July 2009 from F+W Press.
The book will have interviews with no less than twenty-one famous humor writers: Buck Henry, Stephan Merchant, Todd Hanson (The Onion), Merrill Markoe, Dick Cavett, Larry Wilmore (Daily Show), Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks), Irving Breche (the Marx Brothers), Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel, Dan Mazer (Ali G and Borat), Bruce jay Bruce Jay Friedman, Daniel Clowes, Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan), David Sedaris, George Meyer (The Simpsons), Al Jaffee (MAD), Allison Silverman (The Colbert Report), Harold Ramis, Larry Gelbart (Caesar’s Hour, M*A*S*H), Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development), Jack Handey, Dave Barry, Daniel Handler, Roz Chast.
And if that's not enough to whet one's appetite then perhaps the advice from the likes of Susan Morrison, editor of The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs and editors at The Believer, Esquire, The Onion, Playboy, Radar and Vanity Fair, as well as writers such as Ken Levine, (Cheers, Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond) and others from Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live will!
Mike has worked at The Washington Post and currently works on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine. He has written humor and non-fiction for The Believer, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Premiere, Radar, Salon, Time, Time Out, Vanity Fair, and Women's Health.