Late Show host David Letterman is among the finalists for the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor. His satirical picture book, This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me), written with Bruce McCall, is one of three titles up for the prize.
The other finalists are Liza Donnelly for Women on Men, and John Kenney for Truth in Advertising. The finalists were selected by judges humorist Henry Alford, novelist Meg Wolitzer, and and novelist and critic John Searles.
The winner of the prize, named in honor of humorist James Thurber, will be presented at a ceremony at comedy club Carolines on Broadway in New York City on September 30. The host for the event will be Dan Zevin, winner of the 2013 prize for Dan Gets a Mini-Van.