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Simon Rich

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Simon RIch

Simon RIch

“Always open with a joke,” is what somebody probably said once.  So for my first trick, I present a few links with short comedy scenarios written by 22ish year old writer Simon Rich.  RIch is an awkward dweeb (see above) who has released one book, “Ant Farm”, which Jon Stewart (as is mentioned in every single blurb about Rich and even on the front of his book) called “hillarious.”  I’ve never found the context of that quote, but I am willing to support it.  Simon Rich writes mostly about everyday ironies, which is to say he writes mostly about childhood, since clusters of irony seem particularly prevalent in that region of life.  He has been published in the New Yorker and now writes for Saturday Night Live, which, when you think about it, should make you feel pretty pathetic.

The Wisdom of Childern (From the New Yorker)

Play Nice (Also from the New Yorker)

Animal Tales (He’s like the Donald Trump of getting jokes in the New Yorker)

For contrast, a pretty dull puff piece on the man from New York Magazine

Note: I just noticed that RIch has released another book called Free Range Chicken, but since I haven’t read it it really doesn’t exist for our purposes.


Written by Peter Kelly

September 24, 2008 at 2:58 am

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  1. how old is simon rich in that picture? because if he is 12, as he appears to be, i’m not sure it’s fair to call him an awkward dweeb. true, but not fair. if he is 22 it is very fair.


    September 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm

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