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