Funny Is the New Deep

Steve Almond

“Something is funny, most of all, because it’s true, and because the velocity of insight into this truth exceeds our normal standards. Something is funny because it’s outside our accepted boundary of decorum. Something is funny because it defies our expectations. Something is funny because it offers a temporary reprieve from the hardship of seeing the world as it actually is. Something is funny because it is able to suggest gently that even the worst of our circumstances and sins is subject to eventual mercy.” – Steve Almond, “Funny Is the New Deep” (From The Writer’s Notebook II)


Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, three of which he published himself. Get the full bio and CV. If you have a question, ask away.