Doug Stanhope to release memoir in April 2016
Doug Stanhope announced that he will be writing/releasing a new memoir covering his relationship with his mother. The Stanhope diehards will remember Stanhope’s recent special, Beer Hall Putsch revealed some really dark stories about his mother, including her assisted suicide in 2008 as she wa... [Read More]
 
Doug Stanhope inks deal to write his memoir
Look. You know that I know that we all know lots of comedians have written memoirs in the past few years, but I think we all can agree that none of them will reveal as many surprises and cold hard truths (and certainly some wild tales and recollections that may deviate from your truth) as the forthc... [Read More]
 
Aasif Mandvi Explains How 'The Daily Show' Made Him a "Terrorist of Comedy"
by Megh Wright "The longer I spent time on The Daily Show, standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the world—most often from somewhere in the Middle East—the more I began to realize that The Daily Show was radicalizing me. I was being ... [Read More]
 
Kelly Carlin digs deep for a new memoir and a posthumous live CD or CDs from her father
For the better part of the past six years, Kelly Carlin has been processing and sharing the lessons from her life as the only child of a comedy legend, first as a stage show -- "A Carlin Home Companion" -- and now in a published memoir of the same title. She handed in a 336-page manuscript to her ed... [Read More]
 
Todd Glass talks about his book “The Todd Glass Situation”
Comedian Todd Glass has been doing stand-up for 30 years, but he’s been an out man for less than two. In his new memoir The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy, the comedian writes about “his ... [Read More]
 
Take a Look at the Cover of Amy Poehler's Upcoming Book 'Yes Please'
by Megh Wright Last year it was announced that Amy Poehler had signed a deal to write a "memoir-ish" book due out sometime in 2014, and now the official cover and title have been released. Via Today, Yes Please will be a collection of Amy's advice that "will tackle a variety of topics, from friendsh... [Read More]
 
Marty Feldman's Recently Discovered Memoirs to Be Published in November
by Megh Wright Chortle reports that the unpublished memoirs of Marty Feldman, legendary British comedy writer/performer and star of Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, have recently been found in Feldman's former Los Angeles home. "It's Marty's story from his impoverished childhood in East London in th... [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]
 
Cary Elwes Is Writing a Memoir About 'The Princess Bride'
by Elise Czajkowski Cary Elwes, who starred as Westley in the classic 1987 comedy The Princess Bride, is writing a memoir about the film. The Associated Press reports that Elwes has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone to pen a memoir entitled As You Wi... [Read More]
 
Artie Lange's Memoir Will Discuss Suicide Attempt, Substance Abuse Issues
by Elise Czajkowski Comic and radio host Artie Lange's new memoir, Crash and Burn, will be released on October 29, and it will discuss his 2010 suicide attempt as well as his addictions to heroin and alcohol. The former Howard Stern sidekick's first book, 2008's Too Fast to Fish, was a New York... [Read More]