Humorist and writer Andy Borowitz has gotten the axe from the New Yorker after 25 years of writing for the magazine, as part of a larger wave of cost-cutting and layoffs at parent Condé Nast.
Borowitz announced that the New Yorker was dropping his long-running Borowitz Report satire features because of its financial difficulties.
In a post on Facebook, Borowitz wrote, IF I MAY BE SERIOUS: Because of its financial difficulties, The New Yorker has been forced to cut costs. As a result, it has decided to stop publishing The Borowitz Report. I want to thank my colleagues at The New Yorker who have made writing for it such an honor for the past 25 years. And I want to thank you, my readers, for your incredible enthusiasm and support. Youre the reason I do what I do, and when I figure out what I want to do next, youll be the first to know. Love, Andy.
The New Yorker confirmed it has ended its deal with Borowitz. In a statement, a spokesperson for the publication said, Andy Borowitz has been making us laugh for decades with his many and varied contributions to the New Yorker and we are immensely grateful for that. For years, weve had the pleasure and privilege of publishing the Borowitz Report, which has helped our readers and all of us find levity in particularly dark times. We know that Andy will keep cracking us up in new and surprising ways for a long time to come.
Read more: https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/new-yorker-drops-andy-borowitz-cutbacks-1235824249/
I knew of him from the excerpts posted here, maybe that is why conde-nasty is struggling? Or is it the bad Hearst family karma?