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by Megh Wright Chortle reports that the unpublished memoirs of Marty Feldman, legendary British comedy writer/performer and star of Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, have recently been found in Feldman's former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]
 
Marc Maron on putting his life on camera (IFC’s Maron) and in memoir (“Attempting Normal”)
"Are you good?" Marc Maron asks the question sincerely after I enter his hotel room in Midtown Manhattan, catching the comedian amid a day full of back-to-back phone interviews with the media. Not "Are we good?" nor the colloquial "We good?" that has... [Read More]
 
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Author delves into standup comedy, lives to write about it
After being fired by her agent for writing a crappy book, self-confessed “praise junkie” Mara Altman realizes her dreams of literary celebrity are, let’s say, premature. So she turns boldly, somewhat crazily, to standup comedy. [Read More]