Comedian and author Andy Borowitz revealed today that The New Yorker has acquired his blog, The Borowitz Report. Starting today, readers will find his satirical pieces at the magazine’s website.
Borowitz joked that editor David Remnick will allow the humorist to write for the magazine as long as “I don’t make fun of Malcolm Gladwell.”
The announcement ended with a serious dedication to the writer’s mother. Here’s more: “if you’ll forgive me, I’d like to say one last thing that’s true. My mom, Helen Borowitz, who died this month at the age of eighty-three, loved The New Yorker all her life and introduced me to it when I was a little boy. Seeing the Borowitz Report at The New Yorker would have made her so happy. I dedicate all my columns to her memory.”
Borowitz has published several bestselling books, including The Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor’s Guide to Day Trading (2000) and Governor Arnold: A Photodiary of His First 100 Days in Office (2004). In the past, he had contributed many popular humor essays to The New Yorker. He is also a stand-up comedian and television performer.