Make America Laugh Again:
SATIRE WRITER STEERS FAR AWAY FROM CURRENT EVENTS IN NEW BOOK
Are you tired of Trump’s battle with North Korea? Sick of Trump’s tweets about the NFL’s ratings? Over seeing pictures of Trump playing golf? Do you just think there is too much Trump in your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you my friend are suffering from a case of Trump Fatigue Syndrome (TFS), which is caused by an overexposure to President Donald Trump.
Author Kurt Luchs feels the only prescription to this common disease is laughter. His new book It's Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It's Really Funny) [Sagging Meniscus Press, November 1, 2017] is proven to cure any case of TFS as it is 100% Trump free.
“America is more divided and sad than ever. America needs to chill out, get over itself and learn to laugh again,” Luchs says.
With years of experience writing for numerous august literary organs such as the Onion, the New Yorker, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Luchs knows the importance of comedy. He believes the most enduring humor comes from the more fundamental aspects of the human condition, which is why there is little if any topical material in his new book.
In a witty, hilarious and unpredictable interview, Luchs can discuss:
- Why he choose to release a humor book that is not really topical or based on current events
- Why he decided to not make fun of President Trump in his book
- How his book can save lives if you are trapped in a room with a deadly Black Widow spider
- How his book can save marriages if you and your partner can't agree on which politician to hate more
- How he became so handsome
- And much more!
“I have no axe to grind and no prescriptions by which to cure the basic tragedy and absurdity of the human condition. I simply believe that it's better to laugh than to cry, that laughter is good for us and one of the things that makes us human,” Luchs reveals. “Most of all I hope readers will remember that my book made them accidentally snort chocolate milk through their nose, for which I accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever.”
About the Author:
Kurt Luchs has written humor all of his life for nearly every medium. He has contributed to such prominent humor outlets as the Onion, the New Yorker and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His work has been represented in most of the Onion books, including Our Dumb Century, winner of the Thurber Prize for humor, and in a number of anthologies, including May Contain Nuts (HarperCollins), Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans (Knopf/Random House) and Moms Are Nuts (Vansant Creations). Barnes and Noble published his book Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: A Wiseguy’s Guide to the Workplace, a collection of gangster movie quotes and commentary applied to best business practices. In television, he has written comedy for Bill Maher at Politically Incorrect and Craig Kilborn at the Late Late Show. In radio, he was a staff writer for the comedy prep service the Complete Sheet, and later for American Comedy Network, which he also managed. Since 2002 he has edited and frequently contributed to The Big Jewel, a leading site for literary humor, which he founded. As a member of the sibling comedy troupe the Luchs Brothers, he co-wrote and sang the independent hit novelty single “Kill Me I’m Rotten,” the world’s first (and still only) Sex Pistols parody, which was featured on the Dr. Demento syndicated radio show and has been officially re-released and bootlegged several times.
It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny) will be available on Amazon.