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Arie Kaplan

Biography

Arie Kaplan

Arie Kaplan has written jokes and comedy sketches for the television series "TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest…." He has also written humor articles for MAD Magazine. Aside from his work as a comedy writer, Arie has written numerous nonfiction books for young readers on subjects ranging from the life of Vlad the Impaler to the history of pop music. As a comics writer, he has written comic book stories and graphic novels for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, and other publishers. He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book FROM KRAKOW TO KRYPTON: JEWS AND COMIC BOOKS, which was a 2008 finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City.
 

Arie Kaplan

Books by Arie Kaplan

by Arie Kaplan - Nonfiction, Popular Culture, Television

In 1975 Saturday Night Live came out of the gate swinging, with a daring, bold, and rebellious vibe that was new to television back then. From hilarious characters to impressions of US presidents and politicians performed with spot-on precision, the late-night comedy show has shaped American comedy for four decades.  Discover how the SNL brand of raucous humor has stayed meaningful and fresh over the years and continues to draw audiences today.