Snappy Answers to Your Stupid Questions

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in MAD Magazine

If I was in New York City this upcoming Wednesday, this is where I would be at 8:00 pm:

If you’ve ever laughed at Mad Magazine’s “Mad Fold-Ins” or “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions,” you’ve now got a rare opportunity to meet their creator, as comics legend Al Jaffee will be taking the stage with moderator Danny Fingeroth on December 9th at Columbia.

A graduate of New York’s High School of Music and Art, Jaffee worked as an editor, writer and artist for Stan Lee at Timely (later Marvel) Comics during the 1940s. In 1955, Jaffee joined “the Usual Gang of Idiots” at Mad Magazine, where he’s been a mainstay ever since, entertaining generations with his Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions and Mad Fold-Ins.

Join Jaffee as he provides snappy answers to provocative questions about his art and life, including his new book, Tall Tales (Abrams) and his upcoming memoir on Wednesday, December 9 at 8 PM.

The event takes place in Room 501 at Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University in New York City. (Enter the Columbia Campus at Broadway and 116th Street. Schermerhorn Hall is close to Amsterdam Avenue, between 118th and 119th Streets.)

For more information, call 212-854-2581. The event is free and open to the public.



  1. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom this is one of a life time meeting, it would be a real honor met Mr Al Jaffe in person and be able to share hes legacy. Take care.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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