Summer reads for your ears, from Audible
Audible, Amazon’s audio arm, has ramped up its original comedy programming to go along with an already-robust array of audiobooks narrated by comedians this summer. To wit: In mid-July, Audible released both a podcast series from Bob Newhart as well as an exclusive audiobook-only memoir from D... [Read More]
Episode #221: Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the age of 31, she decided to move to America. So immigration isn’t just the subject of her hit podcast, Maeve In America: Immigration IRL, but also a first-hand experience. She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson&r... [Read More]
Julie Seabaugh and Troy Conrad document “Ringside at Roast Battle” in a new book!
My colleague on the West Coast, freelance comedy journalist Julie Seabaugh, has turned many late Tuesday nights at The Comedy Store into a brand-new book documenting the rise of Roast Battle from open mic experiment in the Belly Room to Comedy Central TV series and countless official and unofficial ... [Read More]
Calypso – David Sedaris
Support US click pic and BUY at Amazon Calypso David Sedaris Little, Brown & Associates 2018 239 pages If there is an overall theme in Calypso by comic essayist David Sedaris it is the difficulty of keeping things in order or as they are. In many of the 22 essays in Calypso, Sedaris is trying o... [Read More]
Calypso – David Sedaris
Support US click pic and BUY at Amazon Calypso David Sedaris Little, Brown & Associates 2018 239 pages If there is an overall theme in Calypso by comic essayist David Sedaris it is the difficulty of keeping things in order or as they are. In many of the 22 essays in Calypso, Sedaris is trying o... [Read More]
David Spade skips straight to the audiobook for new Audible memoir
No reading required for David Spade’s new memoir, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World. Spade skipped the whole book part, instead going straight to audiobook for a special six-hour, 12-minute Audible-exclusive performance. A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World premiered today at www.audi... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Tom Papa gets “Baked” on Food Network, new book out for Father’s Day
Tom Papa has been telling Joe Rogan about bread for years. Here he was a couple of years ago bringing homemade sourdough to the Joe Rogan Experience. Two days ago, Papa was back on the JRE, this time to announce he’s got a new TV series about bread and baked goods, Baked!, premiering this Labo... [Read More]
New biography, documentary explore the life and death of Robin Williams
Is there ever an appropriate time to look back at the life and legacy of Robin Williams without feeling sad at how it all ended? Whether you’re a “too soon” sort of person or not, this summer you’re getting two chances to remember Robin, with a new HBO documentary and a biogr... [Read More]