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Win a dinner with Demetri Martin

By | March 28, 2011 at 9:44 am | No comments

I’ve heard of authors offering incentives for pre-ordering and buying their books, but this one’s a new one to me. Demetri Martin is offering quite a prize to one lucky person who pre-orders his new book, This is a Book, by Monday afternoon: a dinner date. He’s...

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Chris Rock talks crack, gangsta rap, more: an excerpt from Neil Strauss' new book

By | March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | No comments

Few journalists have logged more hours picking celebrity brains as six-time New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss has. He’s hung with, and ultimately written about the likes of legendary rock band Motley Crue, pornstar-turned-mainstream success Jenna Jameson and...

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Video: Satirists replacing “N-Word” in Huckleberry Finn with “R-Word”

By | February 11, 2011 at 11:22 am | 2 comments

NewSouth Books, Inc. wants to literally rewrite history by replacing the “N-word” with the (oh, yeah, less offensive) word “Slave” in revised copies of the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Why stop there, say Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, who want to substitute the...

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Patton Oswalt: The Internet will become a haze above our heads

By | February 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Patton Oswalt recently guested on G4's flagship program Attack of the Show to help promote his new tome Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, which, by the way, you should totally buy and read and then buy it again, but then give that copy to someone you love. Anyway, sit back and check...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Interviews, News

Patton Oswalt embarks on book tour

By | January 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm | No comments

As you may know, Patton Oswalt’s new book of comedic essays, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, was released this week. Much of the tome is a personal memoir – he discusses his teenage summers working at a Cineplex, snow forts, and playing Dungeons and Dragons – but readers will...

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Denis Leary putting out book of tweets; good Twitter comedians are not

By | November 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm | 5 comments

Denis Leary is adding to the already giant stack of books written by comedians in 2010. In what feels like a strictly money making project, the comedian and actor has compiled his funnier tweets, had someone create illustrations around some of them and packaged them in...

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Lewis Black chats about his new book + an informal review of I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

By | November 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | No comments

Last night, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, Lewis Black sat down with fellow author Bill Scheft to discuss Lew's newest tome I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas at Barnes and Noble in Union Square. Check out a pair of photos below. [caption id="attachment_16117"...

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Jeff Dunham biography out Nov. 2; listen to Jeff read some excerpts

By | October 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm | No comments

Jeff Dunham will boost his dominance of the comedy world on Nov. 2 as his biography All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me is unleashed on the public. The book tells about Dunham's one-time hobby of ventriloquism, which became the trade he's used to become one of the...

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Kristen Schaal shops at the FAO Schwarz of sex toys (VIDEO)

By | September 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

Thanks to The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex (Chronicle Books), by comedian Kristen Schaal and Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Rich Blomquist, erotically challenged adults can finally learn all the dirty little secrets…from knowledgeable folks other than those wise and wanton...

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