Jack Handey

Born Feb 25, 1949

Jack Handey is an American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes, as well as his "Fuzzy Memories" and "My Big Thick Novel" shorts. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on February 25, 1949.


1980 31 Years Old For several years Handey worked on other television projects: the Canadian sketch series Bizarre in 1980; the 1980 TV special Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty; and Lorne Michaels' short-lived sketch show on NBC called The New Show in 1984. … Read More
1984 35 Years Old In April 1984, National Lampoon published the first of Jack Handey's Deep Thoughts. … Read More


1989 40 Years Old Between 1989 and 1990, Deep Thoughts were shown during commercial breaks on The Comedy Channel with Handey's narration. … Read More


2001 52 Years Old Other Handey creations that appeared on SNL include the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, "Fuzzy Memories" which depicted reenactments of a twisted childhood memory and aired in the late 1990s, and the short-lived "My Big Thick Novel", which were spoken excerpts from a very long book in the style of "Deep Thoughts" and which aired during the 2001–03 seasons of SNL. … Read More
2008 59 Years Old In early April 2008, Handey published his first collection of magazine humor pieces, "What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats". … Read More


2013 64 Years Old On July 16, 2013 Handey's first novel, The Stench of Honolulu, was released. … Read More
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