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9-Year-Old’s Genius ‘New Yorker’ Cartoon Captions Are The Reason They Should Hire Her

Published 2 years ago

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, so you can always count on her to come up with something creative. Apparently, creative writing runs in her family because Kalb has decided to share what captions her 9-year-old cousin’s daughter decided to write for The New Yorker cartoons, and they’re hilarious. “Everything is terrible but my cousin’s 9-year old daughter Alice has been quietly and masterfully slaying the New Yorker’s caption contest and it’s pure delight,” Kalb wrote.

Each week the magazine provides a cartoon in need of a caption. Readers can submit their ideas and editorial staff choose three finalists. Later, people online can vote for their favorite title and the winner ends up published in the New Yorker magazine. But there’s a problem. According to the official rules, only people 13 and over can enter or vote, meaning Alice has to wait 4 more years to participate. After Kalb posted these images online, everyone was amused by the little girl’s talent. According to her, “Teachers don’t always encourage creative writing, so today has been a huge shot of confidence for her. Let young girls know when they’re funny and smart. Many people don’t.”

More info: Twitter (h/t)

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Bess was overwhelmed by the positive response


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