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.
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.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
We asked humorist Jack Handey why people are so driven to violence. He thinks it's because we're human.
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.
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Jack Handey tells the tale of an excellent angler.
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.