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Inside Modern Humorist with Co-Founders Michael Colton and John Aboud

The breeding grounds for professional comedians are well known at this point: comedy performers have Improv Olympic, The Second City, Groundlings, and Upright Citizens Brigade, and the scribes have, well, The Onion. But once upon a time there was a website that was churning out powerhouse comedy writers by the dozen.

In May of 2000, Harvard Lampoon alums Michael Colton and John Aboud launched Modern Humorist, a parody website that filled the chasm between the New Yorker’s highbrow satire and The Onion’s fake news forte. The Modern Humorist brand would eventually be slapped on books, TV and film projects, but for three years you could turn to the website [...]