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2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced

Named after humorist James Thurber (pictured), the Thurber Prize for American Humor is the highest honor awarded for print humor writing, and the 2013 finalists were just announced. The 2013 finalists are Shalom Auslander for his novel Hope: A [...]

By Bradford Evans

New E-Book ‘Searching for Dave Chappelle’ Out Today

The NY Times' comedy critic Jason Zinoman has written a new e-book, called Searching for Dave Chappelle, that comes out today and dives deep into the comedian's life and the reasons behind his disappearance from the spotlight in 2005 with [...]

By Bradford Evans

The 10 Best Books About Modern Virgins

Inspired by Pamela Erens's masterful The Virgins, Vulture presents a diverse selection of novels about saving it, wanting it, losing it, and giving it up.

By Roxane Gay

A Ron Burgundy Autobiography Is Coming Out Nov. 19

Will Ferrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgundy has written his own biography. Random House’s Crown Publishing Group announced today that they're releasing the book, entitled Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, in print and [...]

By Bradford Evans

The New UCB Oral History Is Free All Weekend

In June, writer Brian Raftery released an e-book oral history of the UCB called High-Status Characters: How The Upright Citizens Brigade Stormed A City, Started A Scene, And Changed Comedy. It's been available for $2 this whole time, but you [...]

By Bradford Evans

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Announce September Tour Dates

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are getting ready to do their first joint tour since 2002, and they just announced a bunch of dates today on the podcast Comedy Bang Bang. Teaming up with their Mr. Show colleague Brian Posehn, Odenkirk and Cross [...]

By Bradford Evans