Jimmy O. Yang on How To American
Jimmy O. Yang has a new memoir out, How To American. It’s about how his family brought him to the States from Hong Kong when he was 13, and how he discovered comedy. It’s also a great time for Yang, as he stands to benefit from T.J. Miller’s departure from Silicon Valley. His chara... [Read More]
Guy Branum’s Memoir ‘My Life as a Goddess’ Is Out in July
Standup and Talk Show the Game Show host Guy Branum has written a memoir. Titled My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture, the book features a foreword by Mindy Kaling and will be published by Atria Books on Tuesday, July 31st. Here’s more info: From a young age, Guy Branum a... [Read More]
Trevor Noah Is Writing a Follow-Up to His 2016 Memoir ‘Born a Crime’
Trevor Noah is writing a follow-up to his 2016 memoir Born a Crime. Deadline reports that the Daily Show host has another memoir in the works, which will pick up where the last one ended and follow “Noah’s journey from a young, aspiring comedian in a reborn South Africa to the cusp of gl... [Read More]
Nell Scovell’s Memoir ‘Just the Funny Parts’ Is Out Next Year
Longtime television writer, producer, director, and show creator Nell Scovell has written a book about her career working on shows like The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, The Muppets, and more that hits stores next year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scovell’s book – t... [Read More]
Exclusive book excerpt from Budd Friedman’s “The Improv: An Oral History of The Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up”
Budd Friedman, with help from Tripp Whitesell and interviews from dozens of the famous comedians, musicians and actors who worked for Budd over the past 50 years, has just published an oral history of his club, The Improvisation, which became simply The Improv and then much more than that. Among the... [Read More]
Eddie Izzard Announces October ‘Believe Me’ Tour Dates
Eddie Izzard just added a bunch of October dates to his tour promoting his new memoir Believe Me, which features Izzard “discussing his life, sharing personal photos, and answering questions from the audience.” The tour makes stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Austin, Denver, and more ... [Read More]
CBS Sunday Morning profiles Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart has a new memoir out, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” and he sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to talk about his childhood growing up poor in Philadelphia and finding the funny in his family. Hart will appear this coming weekend at BookCon in New York City for a mee... [Read More]
Kevin Hart’s Book ‘I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons’ Is Out Next Week
Last year, Kevin Hart signed on to write a memoir, and the book – titled I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, hits stores next week. Here’s an excerpt from the book’s description: It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was... [Read More]
“Believe Me,” Eddie Izzard’s June 2017 stand-up tour of America will include book readings, Q&As
Eddie Izzard‘s new memoir, “Believe Me,” comes out this June, and the celebrated multilingual comedian will celebrate its release with a weeklong blitz of a book tour across America that includes stand-up, readings and audience Q&As. Tickets went on sale today for his “Be... [Read More]
Episode #145: Jay Chandrasekhar
Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing and acting in film and television. With his group Broken Lizard, he has co-written, co-starred and directed their feature films, Super Troopers, Beerfest and Club Dread. He’s also directed the big-screen version of Dukes of Ha... [Read More]