WEEKEND TODAY Goes Behind The Scenes of MAD MAGAZINE

WEEKEND TODAY Goes Behind The Scenes of MAD MAGAZINE

By Alex Nagorski Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Last month, MAD MAGAZINE released its “20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2012” issue. On shelves now, the eagerly anticipated annual issue poked fun at all sorts of headline-grabbers, ranging from Lance Armstrong to Kristen Stewart to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama (for more about the issue and sneak peeks inside of it, click here).

 

And if you’re itching for more MAD, you’re in luck! This past weekend, THE TODAY SHOW celebrated sixty years of MAD MAGAZINE. Taking a guided tour of MAD’s official headquarters (also referred to as our New York offices), NBC anchor Jenna Wolfe chatted with MAD Editor John Ficarra, Art Director Sam Viviano, and longtime MAD contributor Al Jaffee.

 

“Each artist – and each writer for that matter – they have a language of their own,” Jaffee told Wolfe. And as for how he’s been coming up with those hilarious fold-ins at the end of each issue for decades? “It’s just what pours out of my twisted mind,” the legendary artist confessed.

 

Head on over to THE TODAY SHOW’s website to watch the full segment, including a surprise presentation of the below custom-made “Special WEEKEND TODAY Issue” cover to a pleasantly shocked Wolfe.