The essays on the site appeared in the somewhat too often irregular issues of Studies from 1974 to 1994. Studies is divided into two parts: the old series consists of three volumes of three issues each and was published sporadically from 1974 to 1981; the new series consists of seven volumes of varying numbers of issues for each volume and was published from 1982 to 1994.
There are at least a couple of essays on the humor of Robert Benchley:
- "Inside Benchley": The Early Diaries by Wes D. Gehrig and
- Notes Towards a Definition of Robert Benchley’s 1930s New Yorker Humor by Eric Solomon.
In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know what you are laughing at, (2) to know why you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why they think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared up for days. -- Robert Benchley in the essay "Why We Laugh -- or Do We?" published in After 1903 -- What? (1938).