Big Think Interview With Robert Mankoff

A conversation with the cartoon editor of The New Yorker.

Cartooning for Life

Robert Mankoff was always funny, but that doesn’t mean that his path to the New Yorker was an easy one - he submitted 2,000 cartoons to the magazine before being published. He charts his cartooning career and explains the unique struggles of being a cartoon editor.

A Woman Walks into a Bar…

Do men and woman have different senses of humor? Cartoonist Robert Mankoff explains how each gender tends to use humor differently: women use it to share something about themselves, and men use it to hide something about themselves.

The Future of Humor: Anti-Humor

Where does comedy go from here? According to the cartoon editor of the New Yorker, it can only journey inward or towards ever-increasing depths of absurdity.