Pre-Order 'Poking a Dead Frog,' Mike Sacks's Follow-Up to 'And Here's the Kicker'
by Megh Wright Mike Sacks has written a sequel to his hit 2009 book And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft. The new series of interviews — called Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers — includes new insights from Amy Poeh... [Read More]
 
Todd Glass's Memoir Has a Title and a Release Date
by Bradford Evans Standup Todd Glass got a book deal after the excellent, acclaimed 2012 episode of WTF with Marc Maron in which he came out of the closet, and that book is finally hitting the shelves this summer. Called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch o... [Read More]
 
Andrew Ginsburg: Eat The Yolk (Album Review)
Springtime has finally arrived getting people motivated and excited to start new things.  There’s no better way to kick off the best time of year than with a healthy workout.  Actually, there is a better way: a healthy workout and some huge laughs.  Yes, the laugh work out which... [Read More]
 
Conan O'Brien Is Doing a Week of Shows from Comic-Con in 2015
by Bradford Evans Conan O'Brien is set to become the first late night host to do a week of shows from Comic-Con. The TBS host plans to broadcast his shows from July 8 to July 12, 2015 (yes, that's really far away) from San Diego's Spreckels Theater during the massive annual comic book convention, De... [Read More]
 
Carol Leifer
Carol Leifer previously published a book of essays about her life, 2009′s When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, so another set of anecdotes and reflections might seem beside the point. Not so. Leifer fills her new one with the sort of concise, actionable advice usuall... [Read More]
 
Bob Saget
A lot of comedians do scatological material; none employ it with quite the same childlike glee as Bob Saget. He makes the connection early on in his memoir, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. Saget’s father, it turns out, was also a fan of juvenile humor. It&rs... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow Is Releasing a Book of Interviews He Did with Comedians
by Bradford Evans Judd Apatow was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, and Meyers mentioned that Apatow is releasing a book of interviews he conducted with comedians "of all different generations." No other details on the book were given as far as a title/release date, but Apatow proce... [Read More]
 
Meet Me In New York: Liam McEneaney
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
 
The Humor Code
What’s the one thing we all do, but no one agrees about why we do it? Have sex? Vote for politicians? Pray to whichever god we decide to pray to? While those issues might still be mysterious, they’ve also been pondered and pawed at by great thinkers for thousands of years. The question o... [Read More]
 
Jimmy Failla released a new book, win a copy now
If you have seen Jimmy Failla’s stand up then you know two things, first, he is hilarious, and second, he was once a taxi driver. Yeah, a taxi driver and he’s got all the stories to prove it. Thankfully, Jimmy has just released a comical new book called Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s... [Read More]