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An Excerpt from ‘Away with Words,’ by Joe Berkowitz

We’ve now reached the pun solstice, the verbal equinox. The Henry Pun-Off is six months away, a comfortably far-off X in next year’s calendar. That’s five more Punderdomes for anyone who plans on heading to Austin in the spring. My performance [...]

By Brian Boone

Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me Is Coming to Theaters

Movie of our dreams Sleepwalk With Me, based on Mike Birbiglia's one-man show of the same title, has been acquired by IFC Films for a North American release. It's great news for Birbiglia and the moviegoing public, of course, but perhaps the [...]

By Hallie Cantor

ABC Buys Another Pun-Named Script, This Time From Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has sold ABC Weitz & Wong, a comedy about "a mixed race Jewish-Chinese couple and their two children." Oh, ABC, you're killing me with these clever titles. It's the second sale for DeGeneres, who recently sold NBC a pilot. Also [...]

By Hallie Cantor

ABC’s New Jailhouse Comedy Has an Amazing Name

ABC just bought a new half-hour "jailhouse lawyer comedy" about a disgraced Wall Street banker (serious question: are there any Wall Street bankers on television who are not disgraced?) who finds "a chance at redemption working for the female [...]

By Hallie Cantor

First Roseanne’s Nuts Promo Makes Sure You Get the Pun in the Title

Roseanne's Nuts, the upcoming Lifetime reality show about Roseanne Barr's macadamia nut farm, has a title you could take a few ways. One, you could take it literally, as it is about her macadamia nuts. You could also read it as a take on her [...]

By Adam Frucci

Every Burger Special Ever From Bob’s Burgers

Every episode of Bob's Burgers features a different pun-tastic burger special on the blackboard behind the counter, some of them shown more prominently than others. The food-loving folks over at Eater were nice enough to take high-quality [...]

By Adam Frucci