Brian Posehn lands a book deal for 2018
Stand-up comedian, writer (Marvel’s Deadpool), and actor (The Sarah Silverman Show, Mr. Show) Brian Posehn sold a humorous memoir to Ben Schafer at Da Capo Press. Schafer took world rights from Marc Gerald at United Talent Agency, working on behalf of Dave Rath at Generate. In Forever Nerdy! O... [Read More]
Jessi Klein Wants You to Know It’s Gonna Be Okay
After years of working on beloved TV comedies like Strangers with Candy, Saturday Night Live, and Kroll Show, Jessi Klein took an opportunity to serve as head writer on a new series back in 2013 called Inside Amy Schumer, and, well…the rest is history. But how Klein found her confidence, work... [Read More]
Reductress’s Book ‘How to Win at Feminism’ Is Out in October
The writers behind Reductress have a new book hitting stores this October. Titled How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All—And Then Some!, it’s available on Tuesday, October 25th. Here’s what you can expect from the book: Feminism is all about demanding equalit... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald’s Memoir ‘Based on a True Story’ Is Out in September
Norm Macdonald has written a book, and thankfully you won’t have to wait that long to read it. On Twitter today, Macdonald announced that his memoir Based on a True Story will be available on Tuesday, September 20th through Random House. Here’s more info on the book: Wild, dangerous, and... [Read More]
Ben Schwartz to Co-Write a Dating Advice Book Called ‘Things You Should Already Know, You F–king Idiot’
Ben Schwartz and writer Laura Moses are teaming up to give millennials dating advice. According to Entertainment Weekly, the two are writing an illustrated guide to dating called Things You Should Already Know, You F–cking Idiot, which will be published by Hachette. A release date for the book... [Read More]
Before ‘Hollywood Handbook’, There Was ‘The Reality Show Show’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. One of the themes of this column is that in the right hands, anything can make for a great podcast. An exceptional podcast can even be about something as seemingly inconsequential and ephemeral as... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Search Party” on Blu-ray
A pair of friends embark on a rescue mission to save their pal and reunite him with the woman he was set to marry in the hilarious comedy Search Party. Directed by recent podcast guest Scot Armstrong (Old School, Road Trip), the movie stars T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings)... [Read More]
Ellie Kemper Is Writing a Book of Personal Essays
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper has a memoir in the works. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kemper is working on an untitled collection of personal essays and stories “beginning with her childhood in St. Louis and following her career in Hollywood with roles on the television ser... [Read More]
Jessi Klein Gets Some Help from Nick Kroll in the ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’ Book Trailer
Inside Amy Schumer head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein has a new book out this month, and today Entertainment Weekly released a trailer that follows Klein as she gets her author photo taken by a very snobby photographer named Christopher…or is it Christmasfur (Nick Kroll)? Titled Y... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman Stays True to Herself
Beyond being a standup and podcaster, Jen Kirkman is a bestselling author too. The Drunk History regular recently released her sophomore book, I Know What I’m Doing – and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction. While the first book examined her decision not t... [Read More]