Gene Weingarten

Washington, D.C.

Columnist

Education: College dropout from NYU. For some reason they awarded me their Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, even though I am not technically an alumnus, and have not achieved anything.

I am old and cranky. I write "Below the Beltway," a weekly humor column that is nationally syndicated. With my son Dan and David Clarke, I write the daily newspaper comic strip Barney & Clyde, about a friendship between a billionaire and a bum. I am working on a book about the events of Sunday, December 28, 1986, a date chosen at random by picking numbers out of a hat. Yes, it's an insane idea, and yes, I can use all the tips I can get.

Latest from Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten: I won’t humor you anymore

A short goodbye.

September 23, 2021

Gene Weingarten: Corny jokes for preteen folks inspired this edition of ‘Rhymes Against Humanity’

The latest installment of punchlines in the form of poems.

September 16, 2021

Eva Baisey, first heart transplant recipient in the Washington area, dies at 55

She lived for more than 34 years after the surgery, making her one of the longest-living heart transplant patients in history.

September 14, 2021

Gene Weingarten: I have a better term for the ‘vaccine-hesitant’

“Vaccine-hesitant” is the expression of the day, but there’s a simpler word.

September 9, 2021

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He’s eeking out this column.

September 2, 2021

Gene Weingarten: Are you there, customer service rep? It’s me, Gene.

The latest in our hard-hitting coverage.

August 26, 2021

Gene Weingarten: You can’t make me eat these foods

Indeed, there are more than a few.

August 19, 2021

Gene Weingarten: I declare these jokes groundbreaking

“I love windmills, don’t you?” “Big fan!”

July 22, 2021