Humor Times Columnist Paul Lander a Finalist in National Contest!

Humor Times Columnist Paul Lander a Finalist in National Contest!

National Society of Newspaper Columnists is set to honor winners June 27th: The Humor Times’ Paul Lander is a finalist.

Paul Lander, columnistThe finalists in the 2015 annual National Society of Newspaper Columnists contest have been chosen, and we here at the Humor Times are proud to announce that our own Paul Lander, author of the periodic “Ripping the Headlines Today” column, is a finalist in the “Online, Blog, Multimedia” category.

Their third-, second- and first-place columnist positions will be announced at an awards banquet during the 2015 NSNC conference on Saturday, June 27, at The Alexander, in Indianapolis.

Paul has written and/or produced for shows on FUSE, Showtime, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, VH1, LOGO, XM/Sirius and Lifetime. In addition, he’s written standup material that’s been performed on Leno, Letterman, Conan, “Last Comic Standing” and more. He’s been writing for the Humor Times since December 2013.

In his column — which we’ve tried to tell everybody for years is hilarious and not to be missed (maybe NOW you’ll believe us!) — is a collection of recent real headlines, followed by his short, wry comments/observations. Here are a couple examples, from his most recent column:

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Charles Krauthammer and Donald Trump call each other ‘dumb’ and ‘irrelevant’

C’mon, stop fighting, guys, you’re both right.

Google teams with Levi’s on smart clothes

Bringing new meaning to the term “smarty pants.”

Happy 59th birthday, Kenny G

As long as there’s an elevator playing music, you will never be forgotten.

We’re rooting for you, Paul, you deserve First Prize! But the obvious question is: When the headline comes out, “Paul Lander of the Humor Times Takes First Place in Humor Column Contest,” what will your comeback be?

Guess we’ll just have to wait to find out. Good luck, Paul Lander!

HT’s Paul Lander Named ‘Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month’

HT’s Paul Lander Named ‘Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month’

Humor Times writer Paul Lander makes good

The Humor Times’ own Paul Lander was named the “Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month” for his Ripping the Headlines Today column on this website. Congratulations, Paul!

Paul Lander Named 'Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month' for Headlines TodayThe piece on the University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop site reads:

Paul Lander is not sure which he is proudest of — winning the Nobel Peace Prize or sending Sudanese peace activist, Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, to accept it on his behalf, bringing to light the plight of central Africa’s indigenous people. In his non-daydreaming hours, Paul has worked as a writer and/or producer for shows on ABC, NBC, Showtime, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, VH1, LOGO and Lifetime. In addition, he’s written standup material that’s been performed on “Leno,” “Letterman,” “Conan” and “Last Comic Standing.” His humor pieces have appeared in The New YorkerSanta Fe Writers Project Journal, Humor Times, The Higgs Weldon and Hobo Pancake.

Paul Lander, Headlines TodayRead Paul’s latest headlines column here, posted March 30th.

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