With a topic as rich and pregnant with possibilities as this, I’d
hoped the warriors would have come from far and wide to toss their
humor grenades into the ring. Then I remembered not *every* comedy
writer has a Jewish mother. While being chosen isn’t a requirement for
being funny1 and is certainly no predictor for comic ability,2 it does give us an edge in writing funny stuff about mothers.
I mean, with my goyim friends, what can they do? Make fun of sandwiches made with mayonnaise and white bread? Mock index funds? Mine comedy out of minivans?
So we had a short week, but three excellent entries:
- Coyote took us back to Galilee where we find out that mothers just want some love…
- DNW explored the dangers of routine…
- And EL finished us off with a story of non-motherhood’s risks and consequences.
Next week our sketch warriors will battle on the cue: Interviews That Never Aired.
If you think you’ve got the comedy chops to do battle with our scarred and bitter warriors, if you dare step into the hailstorm of seltzer and cream pies, if you think you’re MAN ENOUGH or WOMAN ENOUGH to make us laugh, write a sketch and contact us at submissions(nospam)@sketchwar.org.