Deep Thoughts' Jack Handey (and gallery)

Listen

Comedian Jack Handey is best known for his series of "Deep Thoughts" that aired on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. Last week, Jack Handey published his first novel "The Stench of Honolulu". It reads like an extended "Deep Thoughts". We spoke with Jack about writing comedy, the search for the perfect joke, and his pet rat Squeaky.

Click Read More below for an image gallery of some of Jack's, uhh, handiwork. Listen to an extended version of this interview here.

Deep Thoughts Gallery

Jack Handey types all his Deep Thoughts using a typewriter and 3 x 5 index cards. We asked him to scan a few examples so you can get a glimpse of how he works.

 

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.