Modern Humorist

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Modern Humorist
Type of site
Humor website
Available in English
Created by John Aboud and Michael Colton
Launched 2000
Current status Defunct (2003)

Modern Humorist was a United States-based humor webzine founded in 2000 by John Aboud and Michael Colton (who later became panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever), and managed by CEO Kate Barker.[1] Its board of directors included feature film producer Frank Marshall and comedian Jon Stewart.[2]

A competitor of The Onion, Modern Humorist stopped publishing new material in 2003. The site's archives remain online and free to the public. It was nominated for a Webby Award in the Humor category in 2001[3] and in 2004,[4] losing to The Onion both times.


Modern Humorist produced three books:

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  2. ^ Mason, Jackie (June 30, 2000). "It list: Modern Humorist". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Who Will Win a Webby?". Los Angeles Times. May 3, 2001. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Webby Nominees". Webby Awards. 2004. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 

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