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October 7, 2013

The Sopranos. . .Is That Supposed To Be Funny?

By Catherine Nicholas

Mob-mythology just seemed so unappealingly macho, so solemn and self-important.  The reverent way people talked about it made me roll my eyes.  I figured I pretty much got the gist.  What I didn’t know until I finally watched the whole series was that yes, it’s a great and possibly the greatest, but it’s also one of the funniest shows ever made. 


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May 2, 2013

On Auto Tune the News

By Dr. Funny, PhD
Q: What is funny about Auto Tune the News?
A: Dr. Funny is looking especially at Auto Tune #5, his favorite. This is a mashup, which serves to form a political critique as well as one of popular culture and especially media culture. The Gregory Brothers use auto-tune, a program that allows singers to sing on pitch.
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March 20, 2013

Kristen Wiig, Strange Doctor

By Ellen Finnigan
"Comedy is a kind of communication; so a comedian must have an intuitive understanding of the context in which she performs, including the psychological and emotional makeup of her audience. Kristen Wiig was a star from the beginning because she understood her audience and she understood her time. On Saturday nights, I mourn her absence."
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March 15, 2013

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

By Dr. Funny, PhD

Dr. Funny is online and loving it. Breaking down the Internet's humor would be a lifetime task (and certainly not a Lifetime movie), one that Dr. Funny hopes to undertake as long as there is an Internet willing to print, er, post, er something written by him. He understands that he is merely writing for himself or perhaps a 42-year-old woman in Idaho. Onto the question:


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Issue 4

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Kugelmass goes digital (but can't quit print)

We've been hounded since Day 1 to produce a digital version of your most beloved literary humor publication and it only took four issues to do it. All we're asking for it is $5, which basically means not Upsizing your Value Meal, what, three times?

What you'll find in Issue 4:
  • Essays by Charlie Geer, Tracy Golden, Daniel Asa Rose
  • Stories by Jenny Allen, Daniel Brauer, John Henry Fleming, Josh Logue, Andrew Nicholls, Joe Plicka, Ryan Shoemaker, George Singleton and Lisa Wilde
  • Poetry by Laura Ramos and David Galef
  • Comics by Pat McKay and photos by Pete Duval
  • Editor David Holub discusses two things this issue has in common: Digital publishing and Religion

If print is still your thing, which is cool with us, order that at the Issue 4 page or:

Print orders available to ship Nov. 29

Web exclusives!
Read the poem by Issue 4 contributor Laura Ramos that inspired the Issue 4 cover [here].
Read Josh Logue's story This is what college is.[here].