|Actress and writer Annie Korzen contributes to our May issue.
Editing the Last Laugh column is one of my favorite jobs at the magazine. Since Sky re-launched in 2009, we have run essays by some of the funniest people around: Robert Klein, P.J. O’Rourke, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Brian Regan, Margaret Cho and Larry the Cable Guy.
Some of my favorite columns have come from people who aren’t necessarily household names. My cousin mentioned reading a funny blog by a children’s book author, Libba Bray, which ended up making a fabulous column. Dave Hanson, one of our favorite and most frequent contributors, started out by sending us an unsolicited manuscript.
This month’s Last Laugh contributor, Annie Korzen, emailed me last fall and asked if I was interested in a humor column by a “former Seinfeld actress.” A correspondence ensued. I wasn’t interested in the piece that Annie had offered, but I was curious about what it had been like to appear somewhat regularly on the iconic TV series. Had she ever considered writing about the experience, I asked? “I never even thought of doing that,” she responded. Luckily for us, she agreed to take a crack at it. Her hilarious tale is a highlight of our May issue.
Korzen’s Seinfeld connection goes on. She can be seen until May 15 in the Los Angeles production of the Neil Simon play, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Its star? Jason “George Costanza” Alexander.
Korzen writes: “So far we've been seen by Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Goldblum and Kirk Douglas—to name a few!”
Not only is Korzen talented, she’s also very frugal. Check out her book Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap.
If you think you have a humor column we’d like, we’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.