Mad #445 (John Ficarra) - 50 Worst Things About Comedy Issue - September 2004

Writer Scott Maiko's clever list of comedy flaws is somewhat over-shadowed by artist Hermann Mejia's amazing interpretation of 34 of Maiko's observations.  Mejia's use of color and contrast to create caricatures is unmatched by current humor artists.  Comedians Dom Deluise, Tracey Ullman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, Bernie Mac et al. are absolutely captured by Mr.  Mejia.  I am a big fan of Al Franken, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd so I disagree with them being included in the "50".  Also, I would suggest to Mr. Maiko that Woody Allen has not made or tried to make a comedy film since 1975.  [JAM 7/10/2014]

Color Pages: 42 of 60 pages (70%)
Humorous Content: 51 of 60 pages (85%)

Random Acts of Mindless - The Fundalini Pages  [Celebrity Cause-of-Death Betting Odds - Tony Hawk]
Doctored Zeus - Greek Gods of the 2004 Olympics
The Winners of Our Discontent - William Shakespeare, Political Commentator
Pros & Con-duct - Unwritten Rules for Olympic Athletes
Hugh Jackass - Van Helstink
Must Flee TV - 24 Hours of NBC's Endless Olympic Coverage
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at National Parks
Let the Games Be Thin - The Obesity Olympics
Malignant Humor - Mad's 50 Worst Things About Comedy
Poop And Circumstance - When Laxatives Go Bad  [fake department]
Tales From the Duck Side - The Dying Game
Angster's Paradise - Monroe and ... Europe Part Two
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Achilles Spiel - Troy-Vey!
Electile Dysfunction - Mad's Official Portrait of William J. Clinton

Fold-In - Television