The Internet Is Obsessed With This 9-Year-Old’s Genius ‘New Yorker’ Cartoon Captions


The Internet has chosen a new favorite comedian— and she’s only nine years old.

Screen and comedy writer Bess Kalb provided the world with a shining beacon of light in the swamp that is Twitter by tweeting out New Yorker cartoons captioned by her cousin’s nine-year-old daughter, Alice.

Kalb’s photos of the quippy one-liners quickly went viral, and once you read them you’ll have no trouble understanding why. “Everything is terrible but my cousin’s 9-year old daughter Alice has been quietly and masterfully slaying the @NewYorker’s caption contest and it’s pure delight,” Kalb wrote.

I know what you’re thinking, but the word “perfect” is actually an under- not an overstatement.

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“(She’s freaking out with joy at your comments – I’m sending the screenshots to her mom),” tweeted Kalb. “Vintage Alice from 2017. I think you’ll like her earlier work. (She asked for a collection of EVERY cartoon with the real captions removed.)”

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Sasha Harriet

Sasha Harriet

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