Bob Mankoff

On October 14th, 2015, The Center of the American West was pleased to announce the first Fool for a Day Award recipient. Bob Mankoff, the illustrious and well-known cartoon editor of The New Yorker, accepted the Fool for a Day Award and gave a talk entitled “The History of Humor and the Humor of History.”

This award was created to celebrate those individuals whose temperaments support the central conviction of the Center of the American West: a dose of good humor is essential to constructive public discussion, and not coincidentally, to public health.

Click on the banner image above to see a video of his thoroughly entertaining presentation.