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Artie Lange “trying to better himself” and working on new book

By | June 20, 2011 at 10:46 am | 15 comments

The last time we heard about stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show castmember Artie Lange, it was April of 2010; it seemed like he was doing better after his suicide attempt in January of last year. He popped up at New York City's Comedy Cellar to do a short set and even...

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Read a whole bunch of Mindy Kaling’s new book for free!

By | May 26, 2011 at 11:15 am | No comments

Yes, yes: You read only twitterature these days. Well, instead of 140 characters, we prefer one character: meaning Kelly Kapoor, the brilliant creation of the hottie hyphenate (actor-writer-producer) Mindy Kaling of The Office. Sorry, it may cut into your precious tweeting...

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Watch Gilbert Gottfried's amazingly NSFW trailer for "Rubber Balls and Liquor"

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Controversial comedian Gilbert Gottfried will unleash his new book Rubber Balls and Liquor on the masses one week from today. As any even semi-proficient comedy enthusiast knows, Gottfried's stage act is completely opposite of the roles the mainstream has seen him in-- he voices...

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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...

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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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