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The MSM Library: Humor

Humor

William Steig, The New Yorker, 20 April 1992.

Gewalt!

Ed Fisher, The New Yorker, 19 May 1980.

No, we're Holsteins. Bösendorfer is a piano.

Ed Fisher in The New Yorker, 30 September 1985.

Mischa Richter, The New Yorker, 18 April 1994.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 31 March 1997.

Mike Twohy, The New Yorker, 2 Octobeer 1989.

Roz Chast, The New Yorker, 28 September 1992.

Frank Modell, The New Yorker, 20 September 1976.

Edward Frascino, The New Yorker, 11 Feburary 1980.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 13 December 1999.

Bernard Schoenbaum, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Robert Weber, The New Yorker, 30 April 1984.

Lee Lorenz, The New Yorker, 6 December 1976.

James Stevenson, The New Yorker, 9 February 1987.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 15 January 1996.

And now, God help us all, Rachmaninoff's Concerto in C Minor.

Ed Fisher, The New Yorker, 30 January 1995.

Mischa Richter, The New Yorker, 10 March 1980.

Unknown artist and source.

Charles Saxon in The New Yorker, 19 March 1979.

David never gives up. I used to think that was a virtue.

Harry Bliss.

Michael Maslin, The New Yorker, 15 April 1991.

J.C. Duffy, The New Yorker, 20 December 1999.

You people make me sick. Nonetheless, here's a little toe-tapper.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 16 January 1989.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 26 September 1988.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 8 June 1987.

Tom Cheney, The New Yorker, 1 September 2003.

Warren Miller, The New Yorker, 16 Novembeer 1987.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 24 July 1989.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 20 June 1988.

Sidney Harris, The New Yorker, 19 September 1988.

Perry Barlow, The New Yorker, 25 January 1941.

T.S. McCoy, The New Yorker, 18 October 2021.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 15 January 1990.

David Borchart, The New Yorker, 11 October 2021.

Emily Flake, The New Yorker, 4 October 2021.

Joseph Farris, The New Yorker, 25 January 1988.

Paul Noth, The New Yorker, 13 September 2021.

Perry Barlow, The New Yorker, 13 November 1965.

Jean-Jacques Sempé in The New Yorker, 11 February 1980.

Charlie Hankin, The New Yorker, 24 December 2018.

Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker, 21 July 1980.

Edward Koren, The New Yorker, 18 December 1965.

J.B. Handelsman in The New Yorker, 20 April 1968.

Simon Bond, The New Yorker, 7 March 1988.

Mick Stevens, The New Yorker, 17 November 2003.

Edward Frascino, The New Yorker, 2 March 1987.

Otto Soglow in The New Yorker, 5 September 1936.

Charlie Hankin in The New Yorker, 28 May 2018.

Sidney Harris, The New Yorker, 21 April 1997.

Michael Crawford in The New Yorker, 2 April 2007.

Tom Toro, The New Yorker, 18 April 2016.

My husband will be home at any moment--quick, take the accordion!

Jean-Jacques Sempé.

Dean Victor, The New Yorker, 26 February 1979.

mr wallace morrison and his sousaphone

Peter Porges, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

George Booth

Leonard Dove, The New Yorker, 25 January 1941.

Ah, Stokowski!

Gary Larson.

George Booth.

J. B. Handelsman, The New Yorker, 11 February 1991.

Henry Martin in The New Yorker, 8 June 1987.

Donald Reilly, The New Yorker, 30 October 1965.

Bruce Eric Kaplan, The New Yorker, 20 April 1992.

Robert Weber, The New Yorker, 17 April 1989.

Donald Reilly, The New Yorker, 19 December 1988

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 6 January 1992.

James Stevenson, The New Yorker, 7 August 1965.

Michael Crawford, The New Yorker, 3 June 1991.

Warren Miller in The New Yorker, 1 June 1987.

Eldon Dedini, The New Yorker, 29 August 1988.

Danny Shanahan, The New Yorker, 12 May 2003.

Julia Suits in The New Yorker, 3 September 2018.

Al Ross, The New Yorker, 9 April 1979.

Warren Miller, The New Yorker, 22 June 1987.

Ed Arno, The New Yorker, 28 August 1989.

Roz Chast, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Victoria Roberts, The New Yorker, 15 July 1991.

Victoria Roberts, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Drew Dernavich, The New Yorker, 17 November 2003.

Bill Woodman in The New Yorker, 7 October 1996.

Robert Weber, The New Yorker, 9 June 2003.

Mischa Richter in The New Yorker, 24 November 1980.

Charles Saxon in The New Yorker, 23 November 1987.

J.B. Handelsman, The New Yorker, 20 April 1981.

Mischa Richter, The New Yorker, 3 July 1965.

Lee Lorenz, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Peter Steiner, The New Yorker (early 1980s).

For goodness' sake, we're right here. alphorn cow cattle

Robert Weber, The New Yorker, 29 March 1993.

Peter Steiner, The New Yorker, 23 February 1981.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 8 May 1971.

George Booth dog guitar broken string

John O'Brien, The New Yorker, 16 October 2017.

I am an American, but I understand French horn if played slowly.

Sidney Harris, The New Yorker, 7 December 1981.

Sonata for Piano and Dog

Edward Koren, The New Yorker, 1 September 1980.

Caution: Small Ensembles

Edward Koren in The New Yorker, 9 October 2017.

Roz Chast.

New music. Crisis for two violins and a doorbell; Seizure for flute and a vacuum cleaner; Detour for cello, triangle, and coffee bean grinder.

Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker, 30 July 1990.

Zachary Kanin in The New Yorker, 21 October 2013.

It's the downstairs neighbors again--they say you're technically proficient, but there's not enough emotion.

Michael Maslin, The New Yorker, 22 June 1981.

Everett Opie, The New Yorker, 11 February 1967.

Oh dear, the bell! We have to go back.

J.B. Handelsman, The New Yorker, 3 August 1986.

I said it was Schubert, he said it was Schumann, I turned out to be right, he felt threatened, and I haven't seen him since.

Robert Leighton, The New Yorker, 25 January 2016.

 

No wonder these Yo-Yo Ma tickets were till available. He's going to be playing the saxophone.

Mort Gerberg, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Henry Martin in The New Yorker, 4 January 1988.

Eldon Dedini, The New Yorker, 29 March 1993.

While he was in Paris, Warren knew Picasso, Miró, Hemingway, Stravinsky, Cocteau, and Fitzgerald. Nothing ever came of it.

[Unidentified Liszt caricature, 1845.]

Bernard Schoenbaum, The New Yorker, 2 March 1992.

Could you kindly pick up the tempo a bit?

George Booth.

euphonium and dog

Gary Larson.

What am I doing here? I can't play this thing! I'm a flutist, for crying out loud!

Dana Fradon, The New Yorker, 27 September 1993.

Because of illness, the role of Mimì in tonight's performance will be sung by a temp.

Ed Fisher, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Edward Frascino, The New Yorker, 19 November 1990.

George Sand has some people in for drinks:

Tom Cheney, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker, 29 October 1979.

scat cat

Robert Leighton, The New Yorker, 21 October 2013.

They'll be expecting adagio. Go with allegro.
Beyoncé Alfred Brendel

Al Ross, The New Yorker, 4 March 1991.

Avi Steinberg, The New Yorker, 6 June 2016.

Well, if I practiced all day, too.

Edward Steed, The New Yorker, 27 June 2016.

When we play the footage backward, it'll look like you're repairing it.
Mozart Schirmer Baerenreiter Bärenreiter

William O'Brian, The New Yorker, 13 June 1970.

Sumer is icumen in summer is a-comin' in

Jeff Curnow.

No, no, no! I need more desperation. Imagine your dressing room without the cappuccino machine. Oh my god!

Gahan Wilson, The New Yorker, 11 December 1989.

Puccini Turandot You can't just add a fourth riddle

Eldon Dedini, The New Yorker, unknown date.

And then my shrink said--Alan, stop beating yourself up! You just weren't in a Kurtág sort of mood.
What do the instructions say? piano

Mick Stevens, The New Yorker, 8 November 2010.

O.K. Who had the veal sonata?
Dido: Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

George Booth, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Charles Schulz.

You never know how Chopin is going to affect someone...
He called Gounod a hack.

Edward Frascino, The New Yorker, 5 March 1990.

Charles Schulz.

Peanuts. The joy is in the playing. You're kidding.

Jack Ziegler, The New Yorker, 22 August 1977.

Accepting the applause for Mr. Fontana -- Mr. Fontana's mother.
My wife tells me he's practicing, but I think he's trying to contact some alien civilization.

Leo Cullum, The New Yorker, 19 February 1990.

The tyranny of talent: For our anniversary, Eugenia, I've written a love song just for you! I feel so inadequate, Rudy. I merely bought you a Rolex.

Robert Mankoff, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Charles Saxon, The New Yorker, 1 June 1987.

That's my Caroline. She's one of a kind.

Charles Barsotti, The New Yorker, 13 August 1979.

Would you like to hear some music while you hold?

Tom Cheney, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Bruce Eric Kaplan, The New Yorker, 14 February 1994.

If music be the food of love, shut up.

Donald Reilly, The New Yorker, 26 August 1996 (music issue).

Ronald Searle, The New Yorker, 12 July 1993.

New Yorker Covers and Other Art

George Booth

Aaron Birnbaum

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Constantin Aladjalov

Charles Addams

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Bob Knox

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Robert Sikoryak

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Constantin Aladjalov

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Jean-Jacques Sempé