Humor magazine

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A humor magazine is a magazine specifically designed to deliver humorous content to its readership. These publications often offer satire and parody, but some also put an emphasis on cartoons, caricature, absurdity, one-liners, witty aphorisms, surrealism, neuroticism, gelotology, emotion-regulating humor, and/or humorous essays. Humor magazines first became popular in the early 19th century with specimens like Le Charivari (1832–1937) in France, Punch (1841–2002) in the United Kingdom and Vanity Fair (1859–1863) in the United States.

Contemporary humor magazines[edit]

Title Language Country Years published Notable Contributors Frequency Medium Classification
Academia Caţavencu Romanian Romania 1991–present Mircea Dinescu, Doru Buşcu, Sorin Ovidiu Vântu Weekly Paper Satire
The Brown Jug English USA 1920–present S.J. Perelman, Nathanael West Quarterly Paper Satire
Le Canard enchaîné French France 1915–present René Pétillon, Jean Effel, Cabu, Lefred Thouron Weekly Paper Satire, cartoons
Charlie Hebdo French France 1969–present Philippe Val, François Cavanna, Cabu, Le Professeur Choron Weekly Paper Satire, cartoons
The Civilian English New Zealand 2013–present Ben Uffindell varied Online Satire
The Clinic Spanish Chile 1998–present Patricio Fernández Chadwick Weekly Paper Satire
CollegeHumor English USA 1999–present Ricky Van Veen, Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, Streeter Seidell Daily Online Humor
The Cornell Lunatic English USA 1978–present Joey Green, Adam-Troy Castro, Naren Shankar 2 per year Paper Satire
Cracked.com English USA 2009–present Jack O'Brien, Seanbaby, Daniel O'Brien, Gladstone Daily Online Humor The Daily Currant English USA 2012–present Varied Online Satire
The Daily Mash English UK 2007–present Paul Stokes, Neil Rafferty Daily Online Satire
Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern English USA 1908–present Dr. Seuss, Buck Henry, Chris Miller, Mindy Kaling 4 per year Paper Satire
Eulenspiegel-Das Satiremagazin German East Germany, Germany 1946–present Mathias Wedel Monthly Paper Satire
Faking News English India 2008–present Rahul Roushan Daily Online Satire
Frank English Canada 1987–present Michael Coren, Michael Bate, David Bentley, Fabrice Taylor Biweekly Paper Satire
Frigidaire Italian Italy 1980–present Andrea Pazienza, Tanino Liberatore, Vincenzo Sparagna, Massimo Mattioli Monthly Paper Comics
Fish Rap Live! English USA 1985–present 9 per year Skyler Hanrath, Ryan Schreiber Paper Satire, absurdism, theme issues
The Georgetown Heckler English USA 2003–present Jack O'Brien]] varied Paper Satire
Le Gorafi French France 2012–present Jean-René Buissière Daily Online Satire
Grönköpings Veckoblad Swedish Sweden 1902–present Nils Hasselskog Monthly Paper Satire
Harvard Lampoon English USA 1876–present Doug Kenney, George Meyer, Conan O'Brien, Robert Benchley Five per year Paper Satire
Heuristic Squelch English USA 1991–present 6–8 per year Paper Satire
Humor Times English USA 1991–present Will Durst, Dan Piraro, Ruben Bolling Monthly Paper Satire
Jester of Columbia English USA 1991–1997, 2005–present Allen Ginsberg, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Tony Kushner, Ted Rall Quarterly Paper Satire, absurdism
El Jueves Spanish Spain 1977–present Joan Vizcarra, J.L. Martín, Jordi Sellas Weekly Paper Satire
The Lemon Press (University of York) English UK 2009–present Joe Regan, Ryan Fitzgerald, Chris Burgess, Dave Walker 4 or 5 times per year Paper Satire
Light English USA 1992–present X. J. Kennedy, Willard R. Espy, Tom Disch, John Updike Quarterly Paper (1992–2012) Online (2012–) Light verse
Mad English USA 1952–present Harvey Kurtzman, Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragonés, Mort Drucker Monthly (1952–2009), Quarterly (2009-) Paper Satire; comics
McSweeney's Internet Tendency English USA 1998–present Dave Eggers, Michael Ian Black, Tim Carvell, Nick Hornby Daily Online Satire
Nebelspalter German Switzerland 1875–present René Gilsi, Franz Hohler, Heinrich Danioth, Marco Ratschiller Weekly magazine Satire
Noseweek English South Africa 1993–present Martin Welz Monthly magazine Satire
Onion.com English USA 1996–present David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Scott Dikkers, Carol Kolb daily Online Satire
The Oxymoron English UK 2008–present 3 per year Paper Satire
The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl English USA 1899–present 3 per year Paper Satire
The Phoenix English Ireland 1983–present Paddy Prendeville, John Mulcahy Fortnightly Paper Satire, Politics
Princeton Tiger English USA 1882–present Booth Tarkington, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Caro, John McPhee Quarterly Paper (1882–) Online (2009–) Satire
Private Eye English UK 1961–present Peter Cook, Ian Hislop, Richard Ingrams, John Wells Biweekly Paper Satire
De Rechtzetting (The Correction) Flemish Netherlands 2010–present Indiyan Daily Online Fake News
De Speld (The Pin Dutch Netherlands 2007–present Daily Online Fake News
The Stanford Chaparral English USA 1899–present Josh Weinstein, Doodles Weaver, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston 6 per year Paper Satire
Svikmøllen Danish Denmark 1915–present Sven Brasch Annual Paper Satire
Titanic German Germany 1979–present Martin Sonneborn Monthly Paper Satire
The UnReal Times English India 2011–present Ashwin Kumar, CS Krishna, Karthik Laxman, Ajayendar Reddy Daily Online Satire
Viz English UK 1979–present Chris Donald, Simon Donald, Joel Morris, Christina Martin 6 per year Paper Comics
The Yale Record English USA 1872–present Garry Trudeau, Cole Porter, Peter Arno, Vincent Price 8 per year Paper Satire, cartoons

Out-of-print humor magazines[edit]

Title Language Country Years published Notable Contributors Frequency Medium Classification
Army Man English USA 1988–1990 George Meyer, John Swartzwelder, Jack Handey, Mark O'Donnell 3 issues Paper Satire
L'Asino (The Donkey) Italian Italy 1892–1925 Guido Podrecca (Goliardo), Giosuè Carducci, Gabriele Galantara (Ratalanga) Weekly Paper Satire
Bałamut (Philanderer) Polish Russian Empire 1830–1832 or 1836 Michal Konarski, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Adam Rogalski Weekly Paper Satire
Il Becco Giallo (Yellow Beak) Italian Italy 1924–1926 Alberto Giannini Weekly Paper Satire
El Be Negre (The Black Sheep) Catalan Second Spanish Republic 1931–1936 Josep Maria Planes i Martí, Amadeu Hurtado Weekly Paper Satire
Bertoldo Italian Italy 1920s–1930s Saul Steinberg, Marcello Marchesi Weekly Paper Surrealist Humor
The Blind Man English USA 1917 Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood, Mina Loy 2 issues Paper Dada, Humor, Art
California Pelican English USA 1903–1988 Rube Goldberg, Ron Goulart, Earle C. Anthony 8 per year Paper Satire
La Campana de Gràcia (Gràcia's Bell) Catalan, Spanish Spain 1870–1934 Innocenci López i Bernagosi, Prudenci Bertrana, Antoni Serra Weekly Paper Satire
Cannibale (Cannibal) Italian Italy 1977–1979 Stefano Tamburini, Massimo Mattioli, Filippo Scòzzari, Andrea Pazienza Varied (9 issues) Paper Satire, Underground Comics
La Caricature French France 1830–1843 Charles Philipon, Louis Desnoyers, Honoré de Balzac, Grandville Weekly Paper Satire
Cartoon Magazine English USA circa 1900–1912 Clifford Berryman, Homer Davenport Paper Satire, Political cartoons
Le Charivari English USA 1832–1937 Charles Philipon, Honoré Daumier, Gustave Doré, Nadar Daily (1832–1936), Weekly (1937) Paper Satire, cartoons
Charley Jones' Laugh Book Magazine English USA 1943–1960s Bill Ward, Al Wiseman Monthly Paper Cartoons; verse; jokes
The Chaser English Australia 1999–2005 Fortnightly Paper Satirical news
Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) French France 1882–1897 Rodolphe Salis, Jean Lorrain, Paul Verlaine, Jean Richepin Weekly Paper Satire
El Coitao (Sex) Spanish Spain 1908 Miguel de Unamuno, Gustavo de Maeztu, Tomás Meabe, José Arruda Weekly (7 issues) Paper Satire
Cracked English USA 1958–2007 Will Elder, John Severin, Daniel Clowes, Jack Davis Monthly Paper Satire; comics
Le Crapouillot French France 1915–1996 Jean Galtier-Boissière, Roland Gaucher Paper Satire
Crazy Magazine English USA 1973–1983 Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Art Buchwald, Harlan Ellison Monthly Paper Satire; comics
¡Cu-Cut! (Cuckoo!) Catalan Spain 1902–1912 Josep Abril i Virgili, Joan Junceda, Lola Anglada, Bagaria Paper Satire
Cyrulik Warszawski (The Barber of Warsaw) Polish Poland 1926–1934 Jan Lechon, Jerzy Paczkowski, Marian Hemar, Julian Tuwim Weekly Paper Satire
L'Esquella de la Torratxa Catalan Spain 1872–1939 Prudenci Bertrana, Pere Calders, Santiago Rusiñol, Isidre Nonell Weekly Paper Satire
The eXile English Russia 1997-2008 Matt Taibbi, Mark Ames, Yasha Levine, Denis Salnikov Biweekly Paper Satire
Feral Tribune Croatian Yugoslavia, Croatia 1984–1993 Viktor Ivančić, Boris Dežulović, Drago Hedl, Predrag Lucić Weekly Paper Satire
Fliegende Blätter (Flying Leaves) German Germany 1845–1944 Wilhelm Busch, Julius Klinger, Hermann Vogel, Count Franz Pocci Weekly Paper Satire
Fun English UK 1861–1901 W. S. Gilbert, Ambrose Bierce, H.J. Byron, Matt Morgan Weekly Paper Satire
Girgir (Broom) Turkish Turkey 1972–1993 Oğuz Aral, M. K. Perker, tr:Tekin AralTekin Aral, Galip Tekin, Ergün Gündüz Weekly Paper Satire
Hara-Kiri French France 1960–2000; (banned in 1961 and 1966) Georges Bernier, François Cavanna, Fred, Jean-Marc Reiser Monthly Paper Satire, cartoons
Help! English USA 1960–1965 Harvey Kurtzman, Terry Gilliam, Woody Allen, Robert Crumb Monthly Paper Satire
Judge English USA 1881–1947, 1953 S.J. Perelman, Harold Ross, James Albert Wales, Victor Lasky Weekly, Monthly from 1932–1947 Paper Satire
Karuzela (Carousel) Polish Poland 1957–1992 Jerzy Wróblewski, Adam Ochocki, Stanisław Gratkowski, Jacek Sawaszkiewicz Biweekly Paper Satire
Krokodil (Crocodile) Russian Soviet Union, Russia 1922–2006 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Kukryniksy, Yuliy Ganf 3 per month Paper Satire
Liberum Veto Polish Polish Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1903–1906 Paper Satire
Life English USA 1883–1936 Charles Dana Gibson, Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Robert E. Sherwood Weekly Paper Humor and General Interest
Il Male (Evil) Italian Italy 1977–1982 Pino Zac, Vincino, Angelo Pasquini, Cinzia Leone Weekly Paper Satire
Modern Humorist English USA 2000–2003 John Aboud, Michael Colton, John Warner, Daniel Chun Daily Online Satire
Marc'Aurelio Italian Italy 1931–1958 Federico Fellini, Castellano & Pipolo, Ettore Scola, Furio Scarpelli Daily Paper Satire
Molla Nasraddin Azeri, Russian Russian Empire, Persian Socialist Soviet Republic, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic 1906–1931 Jalil Mammadguluzadeh Paper Satire
Monocle English USA late 1950s–1965 Victor Navasky, Calvin Trillin, C. D. B. Bryan, Neil Postman Monthly Paper Satire
Moskovskaya Komsomolka Russian Russia 1999–2001 Boris Berezovsky, Dmitry Bykov, Eduard Limonov, Marina Lesko Weekly Paper Satire
Mucha (The Fly) Polish Poland 1868–1939; 1946–1952 Antoni Orłowski, Franciszek Kostrzewski, Józef Kaufman, Boleslaw Prus Monthly Paper Satire
National Lampoon English USA 1970–1998 Douglas Kenney, Michael O'Donoghue, John Hughes, Bruce McCall Monthly Paper Satire
Nickelodeon Magazine English USA 1990–2010 Art Spiegelman, Gahan Wilson, Robert Leighton, Robert Sikoryak Quarterly (1990–1994); 6 per year (1994–1995); 10 per year (1995–2010) Paper Children's Magazine (1990); Humor, Comics (1993–2010)
Omnibus Italian Italy 1937–1939 Leo Longanesi, Mino Maccari, Alberto Savinio, Eugenio Montale Weekly Paper Satire
The Onion English USA 1988–2013 Scott Dikkers, Carol Kolb, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin weekly Paper Satire
Pèl & Ploma (Hair & Feather) Catalan Spain 1899–1903 Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo, Emili Vilanova and March, Eduard Marquina i Angulo Monthly (1899–1900), Bimonthly (1900–1901), Monthly (1901–1903) Paper Literature, Art, Satire
Politicks English USA circa 1977–1979 Dick Morris Paper Satire
Przegięcie Pały Polish Poland 1988–1989 Krzysztof Skiba, Paweł Konnak, Piotr Trzaskalski Quarterly Paper Satire
Puck English, German USA 1871–1918 Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, Livingston Hopkins, Frederick Burr Opper, Rose O'Neill Weekly Paper Satire; comics
Punch English UK 1841–2002 A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse, William Makepeace Thackeray, Kingsley Amis Weekly Paper Satire
Quatre Gats (Four Cats) Catalan Spain 1899 Santiago Rusiñol i Prats, Ramon Casas i Carbó, Joaquim Mir i Trinxet, Josep Puig i Cadafalch 15 issues Paper Satire, Literature, Art
The Realist English USA 1958–2001 Paul Krassner, Lenny Bruce, Terry Southern, Ken Kesey Weekly Paper Satire
Różowe Domino (Pink Dominoes) Polish Austro-Hungarian Empire 1882–1890 Maria Konopnicka, Włodzimierz Zagórski, W. Maniecki, AJ Waruszyński Weekly Paper Satire
Sick English USA 1960–1980 Joe Simon, Angelo Torres, Jack Davis, Bob Powell Monthly Paper Satire
Simplicissimus German Germany 1896–1967 Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Theodor Heine Weekly; Biweekly (1964–1967) Paper Satire
Spy English USA 1986–1998 Kurt Anderson, Graydon Carter, Patricia Marx, Mark O'Donnell Monthly Paper Satire
Szpilki (Studs) Polish Poland 1935–1994 Zbigniew Mitzner, Eryk Lipiński, Jan Galuba, Andrzej Dudziński Paper Satire
Ulk (Practical Joke) German Germany 1872–1933 Hans Reimann, Kurt Tucholsky, Lyonel Feininger, Heinrich Zille Weekly Paper Satire
Vanity Fair English USA 1859–1863 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Fitz James O'Brien, Charles Farrar Browne Weekly Paper Satire, Political cartoons
Vim Magazine English USA circa 1898 Leon Barritt Paper Satire, Political cartoons
Weekly World News English USA 1979–2007 Bob Lind, Eddie Clontz, Ed Anger, Ernie Colón Weekly Paper Fake News, Tabloid
Wiadomości Brukowe (Paving News) Polish Poland 1816–1822 Towarzystwo Szubrawców (The Society of Rogues) Weekly Paper Satire, Political cartoons