Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Apr 2, 2015 16:02:55 GMT -6
MAD Magazine writer Tom Koch passed away March 22 at age 89. He was a writer for the Bob and Ray radio comedy show in 1957, when MAD was trying to broaden its reach by featuring work by popular comedians. Koch adapted some routines he had written, and editor Al Feldstein realized his work was a good fit and asked him to to become a contribute. He wrote for the magazine for nearly four decades, contributing more than 300 pages, but he said he was proudest of a 1965 work, “43-man Squamish.” It’s still the magazine’s most requested reprint.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT. It is with great sadness that we report the passing of longtime MAD writer Tom Koch, who died in Laguna Woods, California on March 22. From 1957 to 1995, Tom was one of MAD’s most prolific and funny writers, contributing more than 300 pages to the magazine in his distinctive comedic voice. Perhaps Tom’s most memorable MAD article was “43-Man Squamish” — fifty years after its initial publication, it remains MAD’s most requested reprint. We extend our deepest condolences to Tom’s family.