We are the official humor publication of the University of Texas at Austin.
In 1997, Kevin and Brad Butler had a dream.
Then, they woke up.
Later that year, they co-founded the Texas Travesty as an online-only publication. It grew to become The University Of Texas at Austin’s official humor publication and the country’s largest student-produced satirical newspaper. It is an ancient organization, celebrating its 100-year anniversary in a mere eighty-four years. However, that does not stop it from being “down with the times.” Since 2000, it has won The Austin Chronicle’s Best Local Publication Award on seven different occasions, conducted interviews with comedians such as Demetri Martin and Hannibal Buress, produced a UT student- body President and Vice-President, hosted comedy and variety shows across Austin, Texas, and overrun the Texas Renaissance Festival as anachronistic cyborgs. When they aren’t taking long walks on the beach or watching their children play in the yard, the staff produces six issues of the newspaper a year. And once you’ve read one, unlike your slow-learning mom with carpooling, you’ll never forget to pick up the rest. Travesty is much more than one of the largest humor publications in The United States; it has also been used as both a contraceptive and a toothbrush.
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Editor-in-Chief: Arvind Ashok
Managing Editor: Max Lopez
Associate Editors: Eileen Stolow, Grace Whitmarsh, Ben Lively
Design Director: Virginia Beshears
Distribution Director: Jack Kelly
Social Media Director: Lulu Stracher
Video Staff Heads: Jack Kelly, Will Tabor
Texas Travesty UT Austin PO Box D Austin, TX 78713