Humor Times celebrates its 22nd anniversary

Popular comic-strip rag is still kickin'.

Not long ago, before texting and tablets, there was Humor Times: a fun little pub you could find for free all over town. Humor Times was the Sacto rag I’d read after Alive & Kicking, while waiting for my clothes to dry at the laundromat. But then, in 2008, H.T. ended its run as a free paper.

The popular H.T. lives on as a paid-subscription magazine. And, this week, it celebrates 22 years of publication with a party and performance by The Capitol Steps troupe, who does musical-comedy known for its “equal-opportunity bashing” of Democrats and Republicans. The big H.T. celebration goes down Sunday, May 5, at the Clarion Inn Arden Conference Center (1401 Arden Way, 6:30 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 at the door). Find out more at