Shappi Khorsandi: ‘My worst job? Life modelling for a woman who made me recite Shakespeare as I posed’
The comedian and author on memories of Iran, doing things her way and buying her mum a walk-on partBorn in Iran, Shappi Khorsandi, 43, was granted asylum in the UK after her family was forced to flee following the Islamic Revolution. After a degree in drama, theatre and television, her career in sta... [Read More]
The ‘High and Mighty’/’Hollywood Handbook’/Joe Wengert Trilogy Is Three Episodes of Sublime Post-Modern Silliness
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport’s Hollywood Handbook has been in a fascinatingly meta, intricate and multi-layered groove as of late. Earwolf’s obsessively loved show-business satire... [Read More]
Harry Potter and the Lost Generation, by Julien Darmoni
In the days after you first broke through London on the express and found the true country with the poppies and the rains and the Forbidden Forest, where the half-giant Hagrid cabined as a kindly vagrant, in those first days before the great unvirgining of the War, if you could keep from making too ... [Read More]
Ali Wong’s “Baby Cobra” to be released May 12th, new book coming in 2018
For the last year or so Ali Wong’s special, Baby Cobra has been a highly buzzed about one for the… MORE Ali Wong’s “Baby Cobra” to be released May 12th, new book coming in 2018 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Ali Wong’s “Baby Cobra” to be released May 12th, new book coming in 2018
For the last year or so Ali Wong’s special, Baby Cobra has been a highly buzzed about one for the… MORE Ali Wong’s “Baby Cobra” to be released May 12th, new book coming in 2018 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Ali Wong Is Writing a Book of Advice to Her One-Year-Old Daughter
Standup Ali Wong is writing her first book. Entertainment Weekly reports that Wong, whose Netflix standup special Baby Cobra debuted last year, is writing a book for Random House that will be “a collection of letters to her one-year-old daughter, offering advice and sharing her own personal ex... [Read More]
John Cleese on Why Most Things Don’t Matter (and a Few Things That Do)
It felt perfectly fitting that, during one of the worst and most embarrassing weeks in US history, I got the opportunity to have a brief chat with John Cleese, the comedy icon who offered this bit of wisdom to Jon Stewart back in 2014: “When you get old, you know nothing matters, really. ... [Read More]
John Cleese on Why Most Things Don’t Matter (and a Few Things That Do)
It felt perfectly fitting that, during one of the worst and most embarrassing weeks in US history, I got the opportunity to have a brief chat with John Cleese, the comedy icon who offered this bit of wisdom to Jon Stewart back in 2014: “When you get old, you know nothing matters, really. ... [Read More]
George Saunders’s ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ Audiobook Features Bill Hader, Nick Offerman, Keegan-Michael Key, and More
George Saunders’s novel Lincoln in the Bardo is out next month, and if you’re an audiobook fan, this will be one you won’t want to miss. According to Time, Penguin Random House Audio is applying for the Guinness World Record for the most individual voices on a single audiobook now ... [Read More]