National Humor Conference

Detailed 2017 Conference Schedule:

Friday, April 7th:

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM        Opening Remarks in McCosh Hall 50
8:00 PM – 10:00PM       Dinner
10:30PM –                      Social Event

Saturday, April 8th:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Panel with Onion and ClickHole writers in McCosh 10
12:00 PM –  2:00 PM       Lunch
12:00 PM –  2:00 PM       Headline workshops in McCosh 60, 62, 64, 66
2:00 PM –    3:00 PM       Free
3:00 PM –    6:00 PM       Writing Sharing Workshop in Jadwin Hall Brush Gallery
6:00 PM –    7:00 PM       Dinner
7:00 PM –    9:00 PM       Humor Mag Variety Show
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM       Headline Guest Performance in McCarter Theatre
10:30 PM –                      Social Event

Sunday, April 9th:

11:00AM – 12:00PM      Closing Remarks McCosh Hall 10


The Princeton Tiger cordially invites you to the sixth

National Intercollegiate Humor Conference

April 7-9th, 2017 at Princeton University

Humor Conference

What is it?

For the last five years, The National Intercollegiate Humor Conference has been the foremost gathering of the country’s top college humor magazines. Inspired by hack-a-thons, the conference is an opportunity for humor writers to learn from each other, talk with professionals, and write content in a collaborative, inclusive environment. It is also an opportunity to show off pieces from the past year, perform stand up and sketches, and ultimately meet members of a community that often doesn’t have the chance to collaborate in person. The conference makes no distinction between attendees—we are open to all humor magazines of any size, age, or membership. As we believe, funny ideas can come from anywhere.


What can we expect?

Professionalism Fun. This action-packed conference isn’t going to be boring. It’s a shenanigan-filled congregation of funny people, working with other funny people, to read, write, and perform funny things. As pieces are being made, they will be shared with other participants, which will allow your work to be critiqued by other writers and professionals.


Cool. Where is it?

At Princeton.


Damn. That’s in New Jersey.

Fear not! It is both easy to get to, and centrally located! It is equidistant from Pennsylvania and New York, the train goes directly on campus and we hear the turnpike is pretty nice. We also have space to host some attendees, so some of you will have the option of sleeping on one of our comfortable and completely dust-free dorm room floors. Signups and more info to come.


That’s still in-



When is it?

The conference will take place on the weekend of April 7th-9th, but you can probably start going nuts over it now.


Who are the panelists and the guest?

We have some very exciting panelists including writers from the Onion and Clickhole. Mike Birbiglia is performing our headline act, which is pretty sweet if I do say so myself.

Nasim Pedrad

What’s the humor mag variety show on the schedule supposed to be?

For the performer in you, we will have an opportunity for you and your group to showcase your stand-up routines, sketches, improv skills, PowerPoint presentations, start-up pitches, seventh grade book reports on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, or anything else that strikes you as funny.


Do we write?

Yup. We’ll have headline-writing workshops with professional writers from The Onion and Clickhole. You’ll also have a chance to send in your publication’s best articles from the previous year and have them judged by our panelists. PRIZES!


Does the conference cost money?

Right now, we’re doing our best to keep the conference free for all attendees. But if it becomes unavoidable, we may end up asking for a small contribution from each attendee to help cover expenses.


Is it going to be awesome?

It is going to be freaking awesome.


Sold! Where do I sign up?

Right here, you gullible idiot.


If you have any questions, email Alex de la Garza at You can also email Ana, our Editor-in-Chief at, our Business Manager Taylor, or our Conference Director Amelia (or just try all four of us for a guaranteed response).

(Photo Creds: Ryan O’Shea)