It's hard to write funny. I know this is true because people mention it to me all the time after I write something that doesn't make them laugh. Well, they usually say it like so: "You're not funny." I take this to mean that it's hard to write funny.
So, naturally, I am in awe of
You might also know that Schur was "Ken Tremendous" on the extremely popular sports media-mocking Web site Fire Joe Morgan ... and it was there that he wrote an exchange that I still consider to be one of the seven funniest things I've ever read.
The set-up: A story was written last October about how Yankees fans felt about the Chicago Cubs-Los Angeles Dodgers series -- the premise being that the Cubs were managed by former Yankees player and manager
Schur and his comedy-writing friends have stopped writing for Fire Joe Morgan -- they just got too busy and felt like the thing had run its course -- but Michael says in this question-and-answer session that he misses it, at least a little bit.