New 'Sanely Funny' Weekly Provides Witty Spoofs of the News by A Comedy Writer and Media Veteran

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The release announces the premier issue of the new online humor magazine, Newslaugh.com, which calls itself "The Sanely Funny Weekly." It is devoted to bringing, in these troubled times, intelligent laughter to the news. Among the headlines in the premier issue can be found, "Bin Laden Seeks Job At New York Port," and "Did Mohammed Ever Draw a Cartoon?"

Where can readers find the following headlines this week?

*Bin Laden Seeks Job At New York Port

*Did Mohammed Ever Draw A Cartoon?

*Biofuel Makes Cars Make Funny Sounds

*French Announce They Remember World War II

And where can readers find an extended spoof of current anxieties about normal romantic love, at a time when anyone who thought he was behaving normally might wake up to find he’s accused of date rape. The spoof, titled “Totally Safe Sex,” is about an overly anxious young man who asks his girl friend, as a prelude to a night of bliss, to sign a simple Sex Consent Form.    

All of these pieces can be found in the first issue of Newslaugh.com, The Sanely Funny Weekly. Launching this week, the “sanely funny” magazine is devoted to providing the rarest of items, intelligent laughter, based on witty spoofs of current topics in the news.

The creator, often-produced comedy writer and award-winning media veteran, Tom Attea, feels that sane, relevant humor is sadly lacking in these troubled times.

Newslaugh.com presents sections with such titles as “Sanely Funny Cover Story,” “Dreadline of the Week,” and “Shreditorial.” It features an extended “Hilarious Spoof of the Week.”

The magazine offers a free subscription via newsletter.

Newslaugh.com also invites its readers to participate in the fun, with a weekly News Joke. Readers submit their favorites, and the weekly winner receives a free Newslaugh.com ball hat, T-shirt, or coffee mug.

About Tom Attea, creator of newslaugh.com

Mr. Attea has a long and successful history as a humorous writer for the theater, with six shows produced Off-Broadway, and as a copywriter who has lent his skills to promoting major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast networks. His work for the theater has been produced at The Actors Studio and Theater for the New City. He was awarded a grant as an emerging Playwright by Theater for The New City and invited to be on the board of directors.

Critics have called his comedy writing, “delightfully funny,” “witty,” and raved that it offered “great humor and ebullience… with good, genuine laughs.” He also co-wrote the first feature film that Showtime Television produced.

In his role as a copywriter, he wrote the recent campaign for The New York Sun, New York’s new broadsheet newspaper, “Illuminate Your World,” the classic campaign for Time Magazine, “There’s never been a greater need for understanding,” and the long-running line for The Village Voice, “In this city, you need a Voice.” In broadcast media, he wrote the advertising that successfully introduced Lifetime television, “There’s nothing like a woman’s Lifetime,” and oversaw all the advertising for WABC TV and radio in New York.

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