Funny Times Interviews Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

(Originally published in the September 2009 issue of The Funny Times) Longtime Funny Times contributor Lenore Skenazy became the center of a media storm last year when she allowed her nine-year-old son to ride home on the New York subway by himself. After being lambasted by the media and called upon to defend her parenting Read More

Domestic News Bulletins

By Ray Lesser


This just in … Sadie, the dog, has escaped from the backyard. Her whereabouts are currently unknown, although it is suspected that she is in the vicinity of the neighbor’s garbage cans, because that is where she was apprehended the last time she escaped.

Funny Times April 2015 Issue

April 2015 Issue Cover

Buy This Issue! Cartoons about: Spring . Modernity . Parenting . Taxes . and more! Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Meg Biddle, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Kevin Carroll, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Samuel Ferri, Anne Gibbons, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Read More

Cartoonist Isabella Bannerman: Funny At 51


“Now that I’m 51,” cartoonist Isabella Bannerman tells me, “cartooning is easier than it’s ever been. I don’t care the way I did about what other people think. I’ve stopped censoring myself. It gives me tremendous freedom.” Bannerman, who has contributed the Monday cartoon to King Features‘ popular Six Chix strip for more than a decade, has always loved making Read More

Cleaning Up

By Ray Lesser


I’m cleaning the refrigerator when I notice there’s a bunch of hairy blue spots on my black olives. Is that natural or is it possible that they’re going bad? I didn’t even know olives could go bad; I thought they were preserved practically forever in vinegar and salt. Can vinegar and salt go bad?

Test Drive

By Ray Lesser


I have many fond memories of my 11-year-old mini-van, like the time we dragged our then-teenagers 2,000 miles across the country to the parking lot of the Grand Canyon, and they refused to get out and walk the last 25 yards to look over the edge. But lately I’ve been visiting car dealerships, test-driving potential Read More

About The Funny Times Staff


   Sue Wolpert I live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. My front yard is a big garden. I moved the garden from the back yard when all of the sun back there was lost to the shade of growing trees. For several years I imagined moving the garden to the front, and then one fall I Read More

Funny Times: How It All Began


Raymond Lesser: People always ask me, “Oh, how did you start the Funny Times?” It’s just a throwaway question for most people. A little conversation starter while we’re having a drink at a party. But I always think, “It could easily take all night to answer that question.” I’ll make some sort of reasonably brief Read More

Funny Times Interviews P.S. Mueller


From the June 2010 Issue of Funny Times. Cartoonist, writer, and radio personality, P.S. Mueller is the mad genius of Madison, Wisconsin. He’s been a regular Funny Timescontributor of both cartoons and stories for over 20 years. His cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, Field and Stream and hundreds of other Read More