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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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Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer

Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer

By | January 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm | One comment

I may be the only grown man in America who owns Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, comedian and actress Aisha Tyler’s 2005 collection of essays. But I’m not ashamed. Talent is talent and funny is funny and learning about dating from a gal’s perspective is...

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You can read the proposal that landed Lena Dunham a $3.7 million book deal

You can read the proposal that landed Lena Dunham a $3.7 million book deal

By | December 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm | One comment

So, Gawker got a hold of Lena Dunham's complete book proposal-- the one that landed the Girls creator and star a reported $3.7 million deal. So, if you're interested in such things, you can check it out now. Tell us what you think. Is it something you'd read? LenaBook-1 Be...

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The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

By | November 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments

There's only one man who can generate 16 hours of humorous, insightful and intelligent audio read by the likes of Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Sarah Vowell, Brooke Shields, Scott Adsit, Robin Goldwasser, Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick and Rachel Maddow. His...

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World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

By | October 22, 2012 at 11:02 am | 2 comments

If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you'll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It's where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris...

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‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham looking for a cool $1 million for her advice book

‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham looking for a cool $1 million for her advice book

By | October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 3 comments

She's in the midst of season two production of her hit HBO series Girls, but Lena Dunham isn't resting on her television success. A writer at heart, the 26-year-old is shopping a book of essays and is looking for about $1 million, according to Slate, who got hold of the detailed...

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