How Much Does It Cost to Advertise on This Site?
Getting your message out to the readers of is simple and affordable. We offer two different IAB-standard banner sizes in multiple locations as well as pop-ups, pop-unders and text links.

All banners run for a minimum of one week.

1. The top banner
$800 /week for first week (appears on all pages)
$750 for all subsequent runs

2. The bottom banner (appears on all pages)
$650 /week for first week
$600 for all subsequent runs

3a. The right-hand small ad unit
$500 /week for first week
$450 for all subsequent runs

3b. Top short unit
$550 /week for first week
$500 for next all subsequent runs

3c. Next short unit
$550 /week for first week
$500 for all subsequent runs

3d. Bottom short units
$300 /week for first week
$275 for all subsequent runs

Pop-Up Units
$2750 /week for first week
$2500 /week for all subsequent runs

Pop-Under Units
$1750 /week for first week
$1450 /week for all subsequent runs

Text Links on MH Central
$200 /week for first week
$150 for all subsequent runs

Text ads in our Newsletters
Text ad in in one of our two weekly newsletters
$800 per insertion per list
$1400 for both of our lists in one week

Design of one or more of the banner units for use on our site

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Copywriting for the text ad in Banter

Copywriting for the text ad for use in any other venue

Discounts on banners, pop-ups and pop-unders may be available to "mom and pop" businesses as part of our ongoing commitment to support small business owners and weirdos.

Also, be sure to check out Humor Dynamics, our advertising and marketing services division at

Who is the audience for Modern Humorist?
The primary market for Modern Humorist is age 18-50, with the core audience 18-34. Modern Humorist readers are 60% male, 40% female. Yes, each individual Modern Humorist reader is 60% male and 40% female.

They are well-educated and upwardly mobile. Modern Humorist specifically targets the college-age market, an increasingly affluent niche that has traditionally been hard to reach. Modern Humorist's content is especially appealing to this segment because it is irreverent, cutting-edge, and smart. As this segment matures, enters the workplace and gains more disposable income, Modern Humorist will continue to be a favored entertainment resource. Modern Humorist's satire also appeals to older, wealthier professionals who find most Web-based humor too juvenile.

I like you. A lot. Can we have a relationship?
If you're interested in a strategic partnership with Modern Humorist, you should see your shrink. Then, when he gives you the go ahead, contact

Wait! Now I'm having second thoughts. Can you reassure me?
Yes. Here are some outside opinions of Modern Humorist and its parody sites:

"It Zine"
Entertainment Weekly's It List 2000: The 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment

"Wickedly funny."
The Wall Street Journal

"Hopelessly, screamingly, brutally funny."
Jesse Kornbluth, editorial director of America Online

"Fearlessly offensive."
New York Daily News

"Earnestness is refreshingly absent from its pop-culture-skewering pages."
Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly

"Web humor we love."

"Wildly inventive."

"Puncturing the overinflated."
Men's Journal

"Best of the Web."
US weekly

"Understands the convergence of timely and funny."
Yahoo! Picks of the Week

"Cool, smart and extremely witty."
The London Daily Telegraph

Best Web Site Spoof (Talk magazine parody)
Yahoo Internet Life’s "100 Best Sites for 2000"

"La parodia si addice al Web."
Il Ducato

"Michael Colton and partner John Aboud have absolutely no business experience."
The Industry Standard

Click here for an Altavista Babelfish translation of a German-language magazine article about us.

Frankly, your blathering has my eyes glazing over. How can I get in touch with you?

For press inquiries:

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Where is Modern Humorist?
335 Court Street
PMB 177
Brooklyn, NY 11231
ph: (718) 596-4935

What is Modern Humorist?
Modern Humorist is an entertainment company founded by John Aboud and Michael Colton in 2000. MH produces an award-winning comedy Web magazine and also creates comedy for film, television, books, radio, theater, advertising/consulting and print magazines. Modern Humorist is THE place to find smart comedy by both established talents and the next generation of hacks.

Modern Humorist has…
· Developed a television pilot, “Star Saga,” for Comedy Central.
· Sold a film treatment, “Maggie,” to New Line Cinema.
· Published three books with
Crown Publishing:
"My First Presidentiary: A Scrapbook by George W. Bush" (#1 bestseller in Washington, DC)
"Rough Draft: Pop Culture the Way It Almost Was"
"One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever"

Modern Humorist also…
· Operates an ad-services division, Humor Dynamics, which produced Microsoft's Clippy site. Humor Dynamics has also developed campaigns for Time Warner Cable,, Artisan Entertainment, Altoids and Applegate Farms. In addition, Humor Dynamics writes speeches for individuals.
· Produces a Web magazine which has earned honors and rave reviews from Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and other periodicals around the world. The Web site also features a store.
· Produces comedy pieces for Time, Fortune, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Maxim and National Public Radio.
· Produces live comedy shows at the Knitting Factory and other Manhattan venues.
· Teaches comedy-writing to eager youngsters.

Who is Modern Humorist?
Creators involved with Modern Humorist have worked for such comedy institutions as "The Simpsons," "Saturday Night Live," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Onion, McSweeney's, Spy magazine, Harper's magazine, the Washington Post, Playboy and Suck.

Who else is involved?
Funny you should ask. Our Board of Directors includes Hollywood maven Frank Marshall, the producer of "The Sixth Sense" and the "Indiana Jones" and "Back to the Future" film series; David O'Connor, partner and managing director of a respected company called Creative Artists Agency (CAA); and Eric Rayman, Senior Vice-President for New Media at Digital Convergence, Inc. and a trustee of the Harvard Lampoon, both fine organizations.

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," also appears on Modern Humorist's "Board of Advisors with Jon Stewart." This board also includes Mark Silber, founder and chief creative officer of Primordial, an e-business design and technology company.

How can I write for Modern Humorist?
By clicking here, silly.

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Modern Humorist is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.