Thurber Prize for American Humor

Thurber Prize for American Humor

The Thurber Prize for American Humor, named after American humorist James Thurber, recognizes outstanding contributions in humor writing. The prize is given out by the Thurber House. It was first awarded irregularly, but since 2004 has been bestowed annually.

Award winners

*1997: Ian Frazier – "Coyote v. Acme"
*1999: "The Onion" editorial staff – "Our Dumb Century"
*2001: David Sedaris – "Me Talk Pretty One Day"
*2004: Christopher Buckley – "No Way to Treat a First Lady"
*2005: Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum and the writing staff of "The Daily Show" – "America (The Book)"
*2006::Alan Zweibel (winner) — "The Other Shulman":Kinky Friedman (finalist) — "":Bill Scheft (finalist) — "Time Won't Let Me"
*2007::Joe Keenan (winner) - "My Lucky Star" ["'Frasier' Writer Wins Literary Award," "Associated Press," October 3, 2007.] :Bob Newhart (finalist) - "":Merrill Markoe (finalist) - "Walking In Circles Before Lying Down"
*2008::Larry Doyle (winner) - "I Love You Beth Cooper":Patricia Marx (finalist) - "Him Her Him Again The End of Him":Simon Rich (finalist) - ""


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