Standup is an unpretentious art but too often it's anti-intellectual too
Comedians tend to apologise for making any highbrow references in their material. I wish more felt at ease quoting poetry like Liam WilliamsI’ve been listening to Liam Williams’s recent Comedian’s Comedian podcast interview with Stuart Goldsmith, which is packed with interesting st... [Read More]
Episode #100: Doug Stanhope
Welcome to our 100th episode together of The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First. This isn’t like the other episodes, and not just because it’s our 100th episode – I mean, is any sit-down with Doug Stanhope normal, exactly? Even though Stanhope and I haven’t sat do... [Read More]
Kevin Hart releases own Nike sneaker, inks six-figure video deal with Facebook Live
In yet more signs that Kevin Hart's comedic star power continues to reach previously unseen heights for other stand-up comedians, the Philadelphia native just released his very own brand of Nike sneaker, signed a six-figure contract to produce live-streaming videos for Facebook, and put out the trai... [Read More]
Book Excerpt: “Meet The Regulars” with Sasheer Zamata and Michelle Wolf, by Joshua D. Fischer
Joshua D. Fischer began interviewing famous fun and funny folks for the blog, Bedford + Bowery. After talking to a couple dozen such people, Fischer decided to expand his project into a book. "Meet The Regulars" finds Fischer meeting people at their favorite spots in Brooklyn -- 41 interviews, ... [Read More]
Book Excerpt: “Meet The Regulars” with Sasheer Zamata and Michelle Wolf, by Joshua D. Fischer
Joshua D. Fischer began interviewing famous fun and funny folks for the blog, Bedford + Bowery. After talking to a couple dozen such people, Fischer decided to expand his project into a book. "Meet The Regulars" finds Fischer meeting people at their favorite spots in Brooklyn -- 41 interviews, ... [Read More]
‘Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything’ Hits Bookstores on July 5th
A new book all about Seinfeld is out next month. Titled Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything, the book will be available through Simon & Schuster on Tuesday, July 5th and will include interviews with former Seinfeld writers and cast members. Here’s more from Simon & ... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Bassem Youssef’s Fusion Series ‘Democracy Handbook’
Back in February, Fusion ordered a new series hosted by Bassem Youssef called Democracy Handbook, and now the show has a trailer and premiere date. The series follows Youssef “as he comes to America to learn the lessons of democracy, so he can import them back to the Middle East — but le... [Read More]
Tig Notaro’s Memoir ‘I’m Just a Person’ Is Out Next Week
Tig Notaro has a new book hitting stores next week. According to Entertainment Weekly, Notaro’s memoir I’m Just a Person will be released next Tuesday, June 14th through Ecco, and it’s currently available for pre-order. In the book Notaro “chronicles the devastating four mont... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope, His Mom, and Me
In a bit from his 2004 DVD, Deadbeat Hero, Doug Stanhope describes his mother as a chain-smoking, hateful woman. “She’s like me without jokes,” he says. It’s essential to the premise, a suicide-bombing scenario involving Mother and a Subway sandwich shop. “…but s... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope, His Mom, and Me
In a bit from his 2004 DVD, Deadbeat Hero, Doug Stanhope describes his mother as a chain-smoking, hateful woman. “She’s like me without jokes,” he says. It’s essential to the premise, a suicide-bombing scenario involving Mother and a Subway sandwich shop. “…but s... [Read More]