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Watch Our Clip of the Week: New Yorker Cartoons Brought to Life

Editor-in-Chief David Remnick Helpfully Explains: 'They Should be Funny -- Yeah'

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Our Clip of the Week comes to you courtesy of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where a very special guest, New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick, helps Meyers introduce a very special, uh, theatrical experience.

The segment, which originally aired Tuesday, is titled "Live New Yorker Cartoons: An Exploration of Love, Death and People On Desert Islands," and it stars the Late Night Players, "our theater troupe in residence," as Meyers describes them. The best part of the bit might just be Remnick's dry delivery (e.g., when Meyers asks him what he looks for in cartoons, he answers, "They should be funny -- yeah") and the way in which he flatly re-explains what you've just seen just to make 100% sure you got the joke.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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