Spy: The Funny Years Three of the original editors of the literate, meticulous, and merciless late-'80s mag recount its rise and fall. Begat Snarkiness, The Daily Show , The… Spy: The Funny Years Three of the original editors of the literate, meticulous, and merciless late-'80s mag recount its rise and fall. Begat Snarkiness, The Daily Show , The… 2006-10-25 Nonfiction Miramax
Book Review

Spy: The Funny Years (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 25, 2006; Writers: Kurt Andersen, Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Miramax

Three of the original editors of the literate, meticulous, and merciless late-'80s mag recount its rise and fall.

Begat
Snarkiness, The Daily Show, The Onion...hell, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

Final Judgment
A jaunty, upbeat peek inside a satiric institution, with classic articles and tales of antagonizing Donald Trump. Still, the authors can be coy about their own office politics in a way Spy never would have tolerated.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints