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The Brown Jug (also known as The Jug) is a student-run humor magazine at Brown University. Founded in February 1920, it is the university's oldest humor publication and second-oldest publication overall (behind The Brown Daily Herald, founded in 1891). According to the Encyclopedia Brunoniana, the Jug's original statement of purpose read, "The Brown Jug, a magazine of wit, administered in monthly installments, is published by the Board of Jugglers ... The Brown Jug is on sale on news stands, hotel stands and railroad stations in Providence, New York and Boston."
Since 1920, the Brown Jug has been dissolved and resurrected a number of times. It first ceased publication in 1933 and was revived in 1967. As noted by the Encyclopedia Brunoniana, "It was not the same." In 1986 it was renamed Exit 20 and ran under that moniker until rechristened The Brown Jug in May 1999. This incarnation of the Jug, the second in its history, came to an end in spring 2008.
In fall 2009, it was revived once again by members of Brown's satirical newspaper, The Brown Noser. The so-called "New Brown Jug" scrapped the Mad Magazine style of the 1967-2008 period, instead opting for a clean black-and-white design with content more akin to the long-form satire found in McSweeney's. It continues to be published in this form.
The Brown Jug launched a new website in winter 2010.
- S. J. Perelman '25, American humorist known for his work with The New Yorker and the Marx Brothers. Started as a cartoonist and writer for the Jug before becoming Editor in his senior year.