Humor Times Anniversary Issue Coming Soon! ‘Yuuge’ Ad & Sub Sale!

Humor Times Anniversary Issue Coming Soon! ‘Yuuge’ Ad & Sub Sale!

Support the political satire magazine that’s taking tRump on, one muckraking wisecrack at a time! The 26th Anniversary Issue: $5 OFF on Subscriptions, Great Ad Deals! In these strange times, people are worried, and in … Read more

The Humor Times 24th Anniversary Issue is Coming!

The Humor Times 24th Anniversary Issue is Coming!

Humor Times 24th Anniversary Issue coming Humor Times 24th Anniversary Issue comingThe April, 2015 Anniversary Issue of the Humor Times will drop at the end of this month.

Don’t miss out! Subscribe today!

We cover the news like no one else — the Humor Times monthly magazine is the fun way to stay informed.

A monthly political humor magazine featuring the finest in editorial cartoons, humor columns and “fake news,” the Humor Times cuts through all the hype. It’s the perfect antidote to get you through these troubled times.

Humor Times subscriptions make great gifts for anyone who follows the news and has a sense of humor.

Don’t cry about the news — laugh about it, with the Humor Times!

 

About the Humor Times:

Appropriately enough for a publication bent on tickling readers’ funny bones, the Humor Times’ original launch date – originally titled the Comic Press News – was on April Fools Day, 1991. The 24th Anniversary Issue will come out at the end of March.

The goal in 1991 was to “provide comic relief for people weary of scandals and politics-as-usual in the Sacramento area,” as Editor James Israel put it. The publication’s purpose is “to help balance out the gloom and doom with hard-hitting political humor and hilarious editorial cartoons,” he said.

For people consuming the regular news through the standard outlets – newspapers, magazines, and their websites, or by watching talking heads hash over ginned-up issues on the tube – the magazine is a refreshing change: an irreverent, take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred review of the news and politics.

Yes, the Humor Times is one “news” paper you can’t take too seriously. Lampooning both Democrats and Republicans alike, as well as news pundits and celebrities, it takes aim at the “elite,” bringing them down to size. “The powerful become nothing more than victims of the incisive wit of editorial cartoonists and satirical columnists,” says Israel, “and in this way it is an equalizer – and a much-needed one at that.”

Besides the editorial cartoons, the publication features humor columns by the likes of veteran political comedian Will Durst, Jim Hightower and others, a “fake news” section ala The Onion, and – lest the magazine risk leaving readers feeling too jaded – many non-political cartoons, to help lighten up the mood.

The Humor Times’ topical political humor may be hard-hitting, but it is clean, and suitable for all ages – at least, those old enough to be interested in what’s happening on the world stage.

And according to Israel, that’s a very large audience – and growing daily. “Political satire is huge right now,” he says. “Look at the popularity of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, the proliferation of ‘fake news’ sites on the internet and the success of papers like The Onion.”

Now approaching its 24th year in print, the laughs are still coming, and die-hard fans can’t get enough, as they anticipate the anniversary issue.

Humor Times subscriptions are just $24.95/year (for 12 issues – save a dollar when ordering online), and a 3-issue trial subscription is available for only $7.95. A digital version is available for download by subscription as well, for just $9.95 a year.

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Humor Times 22nd Anniversary Subscription Sale!

Humor Times 22nd Anniversary Subscription Sale!

The more subscriptions you order, the more you save!

The Humor Times is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary by making it easy to spread the laughter! Our Anniversary Subscription Sale has been extended through the end of May!

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Humor Times 22nd Anniversary Issue cover.

It’s so good, that the Humor Times Subscription Special has been attacked as “overly generous” by top economists!

Yes, for every regular U.S. gift subscription purchased, the Humor Times discount increases by one dollar per gift, up to $4.00.

For example, say an enlightened, generous person – such as yourself! — who realizes the prodigious value of political satire, such as that found in the Humor Times – gives four or more subscriptions, thus elevating the mood of four lucky people all year, making them incredibly thankful and forever indebted to the giver.

Well, that big-hearted person would receive an amazing $4.00 off of each gift subscription!

But you’d better hurry, the offer expires soon!

Check out our Secure Subscription Form here, and enter “AnnivHT” (without the quotes) in the Discount blank.

The Humor Times began in April 1991 as the Comic Press News. Since then, we have published 256 issues, once a month, that skewer politicians of all stripes with glee, because, hey, it’s funny, and besides, they deserve it.

Each issue contains the very best of the latest national editorial cartoons, arranged by subject matter and strung together with funny quips that help narrate a particular news story. It’s kind of like a current events Mad Magazine.

Then, we sprinkle in some great political humor columns by Will Durst, Jim Hightower, Argus Hamilton and more, and add a section of our original “fake news” pieces, Onion style.

There are also some funny non-political cartoons to lighten things up, and much more. If you enjoy political humor, you should be subscribing to the Humor Times!

Humor Times Subscription Special Attacked as ‘Overly Generous’

Humor Times Subscription Special Attacked as ‘Overly Generous’

“How can you make any money giving such great subscription deals?” asks one incredulous economist

Top economists questioned the sanity of Humor Times newspaper executives during a business conference today, saying the political humor monthly was being “overly generous” with their new Anniversary Gift Discount Special, good through April 30, 2013.

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Humor Times 22nd Anniversary Issue cover. Click to enlarge.

Reportedly, for every regular U.S. gift subscription purchased, the Humor Times discount increases by one dollar per gift, up to $4.00. “It is unwise – you just can’t give increasing discounts and stay in business,” said Artemis Ledger, a respected economic consultant.

Mr. Ledger explained the discount this way: “Say a generous person – who realizes the prodigious value of political satire, such as that found in the Humor Times – gives four or more subscriptions, thus elevating the mood of four lucky people all year, making them incredibly thankful and forever indebted to the giver.

“Well, that big-hearted person would receive an amazing $4.00 off of each gift subscription! They’d better hurry, the offer expires soon.”

Video from the Capitol Steps, a Show Presented by the Humor Times in May!

Video from the Capitol Steps, a Show Presented by the Humor Times in May!

The Humor Times celebrated its 22nd Anniversary with the hilarious national touring political comedy troupe, the Capitol Steps on May 5, 2013 (video clip)

The Humor Times celebrated its 22nd Anniversary Issue in style by bringing the hilarious and nationally popular Capitol Steps comedy troupe to Sacramento last Sunday, May 5th. They performed at the Clarion Inn on Arden Way, to a crowd of about 250 people, who, judging from their constant laughter and occasional loud guffaws, had a great time. We hope to present them every year around this time, so bookmark this site and ‘like’ us on Facebook, and stay tuned!

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The Capitol Steps performing a comedy skit about North Korea.

The Capitol Steps are renowned for their unique brand of musical political comedy, lampooning all sides in national politics with a non-partisan, equal-opportunity bashing that leaves no political party unscathed.

They did not disappoint.

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The Capitol Steps parody the Rolling Stones.

Through a fast-paced set of songs and skits, the wildly popular group presented a hilarious show, sending everyone home with big smiles on their faces.

We’re posting a video clip of the show here, with more to come soon. Shot by Larry Ramos, we present it for the benefit of those who could not attend — as well as for those that did, so they can relive the fun!

The Capitol Steps act is constantly evolving, as they dig into the headlines of the day for more fodder for their biting satire. Their motto is “We put the MOCK in democracy!”

Since they began, the prolific comedy troupe has recorded over 33 albums, including their latest, Fiscal Shades of Gray. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS, and can be heard 2 times a year on national public radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

The Capitol Steps are the perfect on-stage sister to the printed (and online) Humor Times, which has been parodying national politics for 22 years with its monthly magazine.

Originally titled the Comic Press News and distributed free all over the Sacramento area, the Humor Times was converted to a paid circulation magazine in 2008. It is available worldwide, in print or digital formats. Subscription information and a secure order form can be found here.

Here is a video of the Capitol Steps from May 5th. (We’ll be posting more clips from this performance soon, so check back!)