The Yale Record is America’s oldest humor magazine, and we have a very long Wikipedia article to prove it.


We work to make Yale more fun — one satirical article, practical joke, or dangerous science experiment at a time. Over the past 140 years, we’ve done everything from running a speakeasy to publishing a parody of Playboy, which featured the first nude women ever seen on Yale’s campus.


We also run The Cucumber — Yale’s only non-audition stand-up comedy show. Email us if you’d like to perform!


Some fun facts about The Record:

  • Our mascot is an owl.
  • We invented the word “hot dog” some time in the 1890s.
  • If it weren’t for us, the New Yorker would look very different nowadays, and John F. Kennedy might still be alive.


This website is very versatile. You can read articles, advertise in the magazine, or (eventually) examine the strange history of Record pranks and performance.


Anyway, that’s The Record in a nutshell. Enjoy your stay, and do your best to make the world a better, funnier place today.