June is Jack Handey Month (and so is July)

“When my friend Don suggested we go on a trip to the South Seas together, and offered to pay for the whole thing, I thought, Fine, but what’s in it for me?”

Jack Handey’s novel The Stench of Honolulu is being published in July, and to mark the occasion, we’re previewing the work on Studio 360 in a series of exclusive excerpts. 

This adventure story about an ill-fated quest to steal an ancient treasure takes Handey’s narrator and his friend Don into the “vast, untamed vastness of Hawaii.” Handey, the creator of Saturday Night Live’s beloved Deep Thoughts, has recorded many works of short fiction for Studio 360 — like the Tiny Little Stories, his Nature Documentary, his undiplomatic Speech to the Martians, and his advice on how to achieve A Scarier Skeleton. Listen to them all below. The Stench of Honolulu is his first novel.

Note to our listeners in Hawaii: We’re really, really sorry. 

 


The Stench of Honolulu, By Jack Handey: Part 1

Friday, June 21, 2013

“When my friend Don suggested we go on a trip to the South Seas together, and offered to pay for the whole thing, I thought, Fine, but what’s in it for me?” From a simple male-bonding vacation, two feckless friends hatch a plan to steal a precious piece of cultural patrimony ...

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The Stench of Honolulu, By Jack Handey: Part 2

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Stench of Honolulu is the first novel by Jack Handey, the creator of Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey.” In this second excerpt from the book, our narrator and his friend Don embark for “the vast, untamed vastness” of Hawaii. But what is a swarm of vicious bats ...

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The Stench of Honolulu, By Jack Handey: Part 3

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Stench of Honolulu is the first novel by Jack Handey, the creator of Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey.” In this third excerpt from the book, our narrator and his friend Don come to the ruins of an ancient civilization deep in the jungle. “The ruins were impressive ...

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The Stench of Honolulu, by Jack Handey: Part 4

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Stench of Honolulu is the first novel by Jack Handey, the creator of Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey.” In this final excerpt from the book, our narrator is attacked by natives shooting blowdarts. “I don’t know if you’ve ever had a blowdart hangover ...

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Jack Handey's Ideas for Paintings

Friday, June 14, 2013

Many a painter has stared at a blank canvas and pondered what to paint. Not any more! Jack Handey, whom you might remember as the author of Saturday Night Live's "Deep Thoughts," offers his best suggestions.

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Little Tiny Stories by Jack Handey

Friday, June 07, 2013

This summer, humorist Jack Handey — the deep thinker of Saturday Night Live’s Deep Thoughts — will publish his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu. It’s a picaresque adventure about two guys looking to steal a golden idol in a dark, mysterious land called Hawaii. (Any resemblance to actual ...

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The Legend of Me

Friday, May 09, 2008

In the pantheon of "Saturday Night Live" segments, "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey" are legendary. Well, now Jack Handey has written his own legend.

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My Speech To The Martians

Thursday, February 09, 2006

We asked humorist Jack Handey why people are so driven to violence. He thinks it's because we're human.

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A Scarier Skeleton

Friday, October 27, 2006

Jack Handey worries that he's going to leave behind just another ho-hum skeleton buried in the ground. He offers a few tips on how to make your skeleton live up to its reputation.

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The Greatest Fisherman I Ever Knew

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Jack Handey tells the tale of an excellent angler.

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My Nature Documentary

Friday, August 31, 2007

The writer Jack Handey has been watching a lot of wildlife shows on TV. And he has some ideas to use show business techniques to help us better appreciate the wonders of nature.

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