As I noted earlier, the company that owned Cracked was sold to the company that owned The National Enquirer. All the editorial staff left. Or rather the magazine left to move to Florida to the headquarters of America Media. The change wasn't immediate, except for the covers which got tabloid-style busy like you'd see on Weekly World News (the former home of the new editor).
Note 3 artists on the bit, one of the old crew, a new guy and the editor.