Humor magazine
A humor magazine is a magazine
Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three...

 specifically designed to deliver humorous content to its readership. These publications often offer satire
Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement...

, but some put an emphasis on cartoons, one-liners or humorous essays.

Out-of-print humor magazines

Title Language Country Years published Frequency Medium Classification
Charley Jones' Laugh Book Magazine English USA 1943-1960s Monthly Paper Cartoons; verse; jokes
Cracked English USA 1958-2007 Monthly (paper) Paper (1958-2007) Online (2009-) Satire; comics
Crazy Magazine English USA 1973-1983 Monthly Paper Satire; comics
Punch (magazine)
Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration...

English UK 1841-2002 Weekly Paper Satire

Contemporary humor magazines

Title Language Country Years published Frequency Medium Classification
Harvard Lampoon
Harvard Lampoon
The Harvard Lampoon is an undergraduate humor publication founded in 1876 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.-Overview:Published since 1876, The Harvard Lampoon is the world's longest continually published humor magazine. It is also the second longest-running English-language humor...

English USA 1876-present Five per year Paper Satire
Krokodil was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. It was founded in 1922. At that time, a large number of satirical magazines existed, such as Zanoza and Prozhektor...

Russian Russia 1922-1991, 2005-present Weekly Paper Satire
Le Canard enchaîné
Le Canard enchaîné
Le Canard enchaîné is a satirical newspaper published weekly in France. Founded in 1915, it features investigative journalism and leaks from sources inside the French government, the French political world and the French business world, as well as many jokes and humorous cartoons.-Early...

French France 1915-present Weekly Paper Satire
Mad (magazine)
Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Launched as a comic book before it became a magazine, it was widely imitated and influential, impacting not only satirical media but the entire cultural landscape of the 20th century.The last...

English USA 1952-present Monthly (1952-2009), Quarterly (2009-) Paper Satire; comics
Princeton Tiger English USA 1882-present Quarterly Paper (1882-) Online (2009-) Satire
Private Eye
Private Eye
Private Eye is a fortnightly British satirical and current affairs magazine, edited by Ian Hislop.Since its first publication in 1961, Private Eye has been a prominent critic and lampooner of public figures and entities that it deemed guilty of any of the sins of incompetence, inefficiency,...

English UK 1961-present Biweekly Paper Satire
Rumpus Magazine
Rumpus is a tabloid publication produced six times a year by students at Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. Visually resembling the New York Post, Rumpus is a controversial, humorous publication with content ranging from campus gossip to investigative reporting.-History:Rumpus was first...

English USA 1992-present Six per year Paper Satire/tabloid
The Wittenburg Door English USA 1971-present Bimonthly Paper Christian satire
The Yale Record
The Yale Record
The Yale Record is the campus humor magazine of Yale University. Founded in 1872, it is the oldest college humor magazine in America.-History:The Record began as a weekly newspaper, with its first issue appearing on September 11, 1872...

English USA 1872-present 8 per year Paper Satire, theme issues
Jester of Columbia
Jester of Columbia
The Jester of Columbia, or simply the Jester, is a humor magazine at Columbia University in New York City. Founded on April Fool's Day, 1901, it is one of the oldest such publications in the United States....

English USA 1991-1997, 2005-present Quarterly Paper Satire, absurdism

  • Funny Times
  • Humor Times
    Humor Times
    Humor Times is an American monthly magazine that "reviews the news" using political satire.The publication was founded in Sacramento, California by publisher/editor James Israel, with the premiere issue appearing in April, 1991, originally titled the Comic Press News...

  • Nickelodeon Magazine
  • The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl
  • The Phoenix
    The Phoenix (magazine)
    The Phoenix is Ireland's best selling political and current affairs magazine. Inspired by the British magazine Private Eye, and a source of investigative journalism in Ireland...

  • Viz Comic
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