Jack Handey conquers Alexander the Great

Read a funny Jack Handey story about Alexander the Great

One of America’s funniest writers Jack Handey has written a new story about Alexander the Great, the historical figure who conquered the known world and, in Handey’s telling, continued to look all over the place for other stuff to conquer. Handey is a favorite in the Donatelli household, with many of his Deep Thoughts still repeated under our roof today, most memorably: “The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.” Entertainment writer¬†Jake Coyle once wrote of Handey, “With absurdist musings…Handey has established himself as the strangest of birds: a famous comedian whose platform is not the stage or screen, but the page.” Read his story about Alexander the Great here. Photo by Tonynetone¬†


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.

  • I think that’s my problem. I’ve been in the mood to do a little conquering myself!

  • @Mike — please live-tweet the conquering. Thanks.