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‘The Simpsons Family History’ book due Sept. 23, pre-order for huge discount

‘The Simpsons Family History’ book due Sept. 23, pre-order for huge discount

By | April 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm | No comments

All 304 pages of the long-awaited tome The Simpsons Family History: A Celebration of Television's Favorite Family will arrive in stores and online retailers on Sept. 23. And although it retails for $35, you can pre-order it now on Amazon for a budget-friendly $21.50. The...

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Rob Delaney on his book, his magical child and how he’s like Toni Morrison (Laughspin Interview)

Rob Delaney on his book, his magical child and how he’s like Toni Morrison (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm | No comments

It’s been only a year since Rob Delaney released his first comedy special – the stellar Live at the Bowery Ballroom – but the workhorse comedian has gifted the world with yet another gem: his first book, Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban....

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Artie Lange will write about suicide attempt, drug use and more in new memoir

Artie Lange will write about suicide attempt, drug use and more in new memoir

By | September 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm | One comment

Fans of Artie Lange's raw and honest New York Times 2008 bestseller, Too Fat to Fish will be happy to hear the former Howard Stern Show radio personality will release Crash and Burn, a memoir, on Oct. 29. The book, to be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster,...

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Aziz Ansari will write a relationship book, reportedly snags $3.5 million advance

Aziz Ansari will write a relationship book, reportedly snags $3.5 million advance

By | August 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments

If you’ve been lucky enough in recent months to have seen Aziz Ansari working out new material onstage, you may have noticed his views on relationships have become a bit more nuanced, if not darker. And those observations will serve him well as he’s just inked a deal with...

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Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | No comments

While television writer Jenny Johnson (pictured above with pal Jenna Elfman) has been a favorite among the comedy elite on Twitter since 2009, she gained a new level of fame last year when her feud with pop star and convicted domestic abuser Chris Brown got picked up by...

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Jim Gaffigan will write a second book, signs seven figure deal (Exclusive)

Jim Gaffigan will write a second book, signs seven figure deal (Exclusive)

By | June 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm | No comments

Because of the wild success of his book Dad is Fat, comedian Jim Gaffigan has just signed a seven-figure deal to write his second, Laughspin can exclusively report. The new collection of essays -- as yet untitled -- will hit stores and online retailers next year and will be...

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The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

By | April 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

Being Jen Kirkman isn’t always as easy as it looks. In fact, being Jen Kirkman often involves more than the ability to provide narration for Funny or Die’s mega-hit Drunk History, and Jen tasks certainly extend beyond the realm of cracking wise on Chelsea Lately. Indeed, the...

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Burning Love creators Ken Marino and Erica Oyama are making Go the F*ck to Sleep into a movie

Burning Love creators Ken Marino and Erica Oyama are making Go the F*ck to Sleep into a movie

By | April 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm | No comments

The success of the Web-based Burning Love franchise continues to grow! Husband-wife writing team Ken Marino and Erica Oyama – the duo behind two seasons of Burning Love and Burning Love: Burning Down the House (premiering tomorrow on Yahoo! Screen) – has just inked a deal to...

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Remember when Joan Rivers launched a protest against Costco? (Video)

Remember when Joan Rivers launched a protest against Costco? (Video)

By | March 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

In week three of the new season of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? -- Saturday at 9 pm ET on WEtv -- we finally get to see how the infamous book banning incident went down. If you're not sure what we're talking about, we'll break it down: In August of last year, Rivers made...

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