Wednesday, June 1

Press Release of the Day

CRACKED Announces Kick-Ass Additions to Editorial Staff; New Hires Point to Plans for World Domination:
NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CRACKED Magazine, which promises to be the funniest magazine in world history when it re-launches in 2006, today announced new additions to its already mind-blowing and awesome staff. Speaking from Cracked Entertainment's worldwide headquarters atop Park Avenue, Publisher and CEO Monty Sarhan announced that Zena Tsarfin, the former Managing Editor of the acclaimed hip-hop magazine XXL, has been named the new Managing Editor of CRACKED. Also joining the team are Darren Kane and Jonathan Yevin, both of whom have been named Contributing Editors. 'Our new editors highlight our commitment to broadening CRACKED's scope and appeal. We are committed to bringing exceptionally talented people from the magazine and entertainment worlds on board as we re-create CRACKED into a leading entertainment and comedy brand,' said Sarhan. Zena Tsarfin first broke into the publishing industry as an intern for High Times magazine at the tender age of 19 and despite that still managed to graduate cum laude with dual degrees in Journalism and Political Science from Brooklyn College. After graduation, Zena went on to work briefly as an Assistant Editor at Marvel Comics, eventually returning to High Times and becoming its Managing Editor. For the past four years, she's served as Managing Editor of XXL. Her written work has appeared in Revolver, Alternative Press, Terrorizer, High Times and Playgirl. Darren Kane is a graduate of the University of Delaware's honors program, where he amazingly earned a degree in business administration and illustration. Go figure. He then went on to work with Batman Executive Producer Michael Uslan before taking a position assisting high-profile agents at the William Morris Agency. Darren left WMA to pursue writing and standup comedy, selling his first show, All-Nighter, to MTV. Darren has helped to develop several other ideas for MTV and has become one of New York's hottest young standup comedians. Jonathan Yevin, a graduate of New York University, has had his writing contributions grace the pages of many magazines - from laddy Stuff to manny Men's Fitness. While still in high school, Yevin landed his first pieces within the smart, funny and fearless pages of Spy Magazine, until they were obliged to hire him on staff. Since then, he has expanded his creative repertoire to include film and television work for ESPN and MTV. He also had a pet monkey once. The company's redesign of the 47-year-old CRACKED Magazine is already underway, with an all new website slated to come online sometime in the fall and the magazine making a return to newsstands in early 2006.


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