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    What Makes for a Winning New Yorker Cartoon Caption?

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    What Makes for a Winning New Yorker Cartoon Caption?
    The New Yorker - Condé Nast Executive Dining Room
    Test your gag-writing skills at a live version of The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest. Matthew Diffee, Carolita Johnson, and Barbara Smaller will judge the results, and Robert Mankoff will host. Cocktails will be served.Matthew Diffee has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999. He is the editor of "The Rejection Collection," an anthology of rejected New Yorker cartoons, and "The Rejection Collection Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crap." He is the creator and host of "The Steam Powered Hour," a monthly variety show.Carolita Johnson has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 2003.Barbara Smaller has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1996.Robert Mankoff has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1977 and became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997. He is the founder and former president of the Cartoon Bank, a digital archive of New Yorker cartoons and cover art, and the author of "The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity."