Posts tagged as book

Jim Gaffigan Explores His True Passion in 'Food: A Love Story'

Jim Gaffigan kicks off his new book, Food: A Love Story, by explaining his pedigree for writing about food. It's fair to say that anyone who's seen his standup will need no convincing that he's the man for the job. In fact, his food-love is so well known that he casually mentions the “lunatics on Twitter” who send him photos of crispy bacon, and concedes that many of his standup set lists could double for grocery lists.

Food, like his first best-selling effort, 2013’s Dad Is Fat, is a collection of light-hearted, conversational essays, some of it culled from his standup. It picks up exactly where that book left off — we’re [...]

Bob Odenkirk Is Working on a Book and a Claymation Movie with David Cross and an IFC Show with the Birthday Boys

Bob Odenkirk delivered an hour-long chat and Q&A session in his hometown Chicago last week, the Sun Times reports, and dropped some comedy bombshells. During his talk, Odenkirk revealed that he and Mr. Show collaborator David Cross are publishing some unproduced scripts they've written and that one of the scripts might actually be made into a Claymation movie. On top of that, he mentioned he's been developing a sketch show with delightful L.A.-based comedy group The Birthday Boys for IFC, which is something to look forward to should it make it to series. When asked if the rumors of a Breaking Bad spin-off based around his character [...]

Fred Armisen Spills Coffee as Penny Marshall for Penny Marshall

This impression is spot on, as everyone knows that Penny Marshall keeps two cups of coffee on hand at all times. "Penny, do you want a cup of coffee?" asks a person. To which Penny responds, "No, I already have my two cups. Let me finish a cup, then yes." What I'm trying to say is that's an abnormal amount of cups of coffee to keep on one desk at a time. Maybe it's all explained in Penny Marshall's new memoir, My Mother Was Nuts. (Why was someone named "Nuts?" Or how did a bunch of mixed nuts get together to parent a child? Answers to both questions [...]

Amy Poehler Is Writing a Book, Out in 2014

Following in the footsteps of her frequent collaborator Tina Fey, Amy Poehler just signed a book deal. AP reports that Poehler is writing a now-untitled memoir-ish book for HarperCollins's pop culture imprint It Books, due out sometime in 2014. The publisher describes the book as "an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons." Fey's Bossypants was a big hit, selling millions of copies since its release in 2011, and Poehler's book could prove to be equally as popular but probably won't have as many Alec Baldwin anecdotes.

On 'Good Morning America', Stephen Colbert Tricks George Stephanopoulos into Eating Plastic

Stephen Colbert dropped by Good Morning America this, um, morning to promote his new book America Again. Colbert discussed the effect 3D movies are having on books, his dream of reducing the amount of states in the country ("Do we need two Dakotas?"), and shared his thoughts on the debates (tomorrow's Presidential one and Saturday's between Jon Stewart and New Gingrich), but his real motive was to trick host George Stephanopoulos into eating plastic by feeding him an "Oreo Ho" – a combination of an Oreo and a Ho Ho that he invented.

Pre-Order DC Pierson's New Book Now and He'll Rap about You

DC "The Son of the Piers" Pierson aka the member of Derrick Comedy with the most total hair has finished his second novel, entitled Crap Kingdom. He explained the book thusly:




With this mysterious yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy, Tom’s fate is sealed: he’s been plucked from his life and whisked away to a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One.

There’s just one problem: The kingdom SUCKS.

When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he’s making a smart decision. [...]

Take a Look at Lena Dunham's $3.7 Million Book Proposal

Earlier this year, Girls star and creator Lena Dunham made headlines when she sold her first book to Random House for a whopping $3.7 million. Titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, it's full of "frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating to traveling to work" in the style of Helen Gurley Brown's Having It All. Now, Gawker has published the entire 66-page proposal for the book, which they point out made Dunham $56,000 a page. Head over to Gawker to take a look at the entire proposal, which you can use as a blueprint to scoring a $3.7 million book [...]

Tig Notaro Releasing a New Book of Autobiographical Essays

“Living my normal life, I already had plenty to write about. Now after experiencing the highest of highs and lowest of lows of a lifetime, crammed into a four-month period, I have a lot more to say and it’s got to go somewhere. A book seems like the most reasonable place for it all.”

– standup Tig Notaro talking to The New York Times about her newly-announced book, a collection of autobiographical essays set for release in 2015

World's Coolest Lady, Joan Rivers, Sticks it to Cosco

There's an urge is to write, "I hope to be as cool as Joan when I'm 79," but in actuality, I just hope to be as cool as Joan at any point in my existence. Buying her condoms there – that scamp. They come in boxes of 48. 48! I haven't used 48 condoms since last April, when it was real rainy and I had to use them to cover my shoes to keep them dry. I'll be here all week, folks. Don't try the veal. It's baby cow. [Via]