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]
John Cleese on Why Most Things Don’t Matter (and a Few Things That Do)
It felt perfectly fitting that, during one of the worst and most embarrassing weeks in US history, I got the opportunity to have a brief chat with John Cleese, the comedy icon who offered this bit of wisdom to Jon Stewart back in 2014: “When you get old, you know nothing matters, really. ... [Read More]
John Cleese on Why Most Things Don’t Matter (and a Few Things That Do)
It felt perfectly fitting that, during one of the worst and most embarrassing weeks in US history, I got the opportunity to have a brief chat with John Cleese, the comedy icon who offered this bit of wisdom to Jon Stewart back in 2014: “When you get old, you know nothing matters, really. ... [Read More]
This Week on TV: “Red Oaks” returns
This week on TV will most likely be consumed by the election, its coverage, and the aftermath. And that of course means the comedy community and its late night shows with be imposing their own specials and coverage along the way. On Monday, The 2016 SNL Election Special premieres on NBC.&n... [Read More]
This Week on TV: “Red Oaks” returns
This week on TV will most likely be consumed by the election, its coverage, and the aftermath. And that of course means the comedy community and its late night shows with be imposing their own specials and coverage along the way. On Monday, The 2016 SNL Election Special premieres on NBC.&n... [Read More]