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]
Jeffrey Tambor’s Memoir ‘Are You Anybody’ Is Out Next Year
Jeffrey Tambor has a new book in the works. According to Variety, the Transparent star has signed on to write a memoir about his long career in comedy. The book, titled Are You Anybody, will be released through Crown Archetype in Spring 2017 and cover Tambor’s “creative process and how h... [Read More]
Kevin Hart Is Writing a Memoir Called ‘From the Hart’
Kevin Hart has a new book in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed on to write a memoir for Atria Publishing Group imprint 37 Ink called From the Hart, which will follow “his experiences growing up and early failures as a comedian that helped fuel his now-prolific car... [Read More]
Kevin Hart Is Writing a Memoir Called ‘From the Hart’
Kevin Hart has a new book in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed on to write a memoir for Atria Publishing Group imprint 37 Ink called From the Hart, which will follow “his experiences growing up and early failures as a comedian that helped fuel his now-prolific car... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald Is Writing a Memoir Called ‘Based on a True Story’
Comedian and SNL alum Norm Macdonald is writing a memoir. Deadline reports that Macdonald has signed a deal with Random House to publish a memoir called Based on a True Story, in which Macdonald will detail “his origins in a rural Canadian town to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Sear... [Read More]
Senator and ‘SNL’ Alum Al Franken Is Writing a Memoir
Former SNL writer/cast member and current Senator Al Franken has a new book in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franken has signed a book deal with Hachette’s imprint Twelve to pen an untitled memoir that will cover his career from SNL to his current job in the US Senate. The me... [Read More]
On my radar: Gemma Cairney’s cultural highlights
The multi-talented presenter on her favourite cry-laughing comedian, her love of men’s tailoring and her admiration for rapper Little SimzBirmingham-born Brit School graduate Gemma Cairney began her career as a fashion stylist, turning to radio following a course at Point Blank music college. ... [Read More]
Writing what they know: The art of the comedy book, and the booming collection of comedian memoirs
Why are there so many more books by comedians about their lives as comedians than seemingly ever before? Perhaps it's another sign of boom times. The usual gimmicky joke books for bathroom reading, Dave Barry columns and newspaper comic-strip collections have had to make space over the pas... [Read More]
Carrie Brownstein Announces Book Tour Featuring Amy Poehler, Questlove, Aidy Bryant, and More
Musician and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein has a new memoir titled Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl hitting bookstores this fall, and to celebrate she’ll be heading on a multi-city tour featuring some friends from the comedy, music, and literary worlds. Announced today, Brownstein’s Hun... [Read More]
Carol Leifer Is Developing a Comedy Series Based on Her 2014 Memoir
Longtime television comedy writer Carol Leifer has a new television show in the works. According to Variety, Leifer has teamed up with Gaumont International Television to adapt her 2014 memoir How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying. Here’s a description of the book: For many years, t... [Read More]