• 10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    Amy Schumer and 7 comedians with odd arrest records

    Comedian Amy Schumer was arrested in Washington, D.C. earlier this month while protesting the confirmation of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She joins a long list of comedians with a police record, so there’s no chance this is a comprehensive list. While they might not have as good of a reason for their arrests as Schumer, there are some pretty crazy stories to be found when comedians run into trouble

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    George Carlin anti-police bit from I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die (AUDIO)

    George Carlin’s new album I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die is set for a Sept. 16 release on CD, vinyl and digital formats. But a previously unreleased track that will be featured on the album was just made available. On the track “Rats and Squealers,” Carlin aggressively rails against police officers who, Carlin claims, “perjure themselves routinely” and who “plant fake evidence” and would “put a loaded

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    Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    After four decades of delivering some of the most unforgettable and best-loved comedic performances, Bill Murray is receiving the Kennedy Center’s 19th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray, reaching an almost cult-like status in the world of comedy, has had a career heralded by critics and fans alike for his work in classics like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Saturday Night Live. The honor is given to individuals who have made

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    George Carlin album ‘I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die’ will be released Sept. 16 (Audio)

    The night before the attacks of 9/11, George Carlin was doing what he did best— harnessing his darkest thoughts and turning them into incisive long-form jokes live on stage. On that particular date Carlin was performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – part of what would be a four-year residency there – working toward his 12th HBO special. The plan was to title that special I Kinda Like

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    George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

    Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize”

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    George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

    George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in 2008. We had the chance to chat with George’s daughter Kelly Carlin as well as Bartini, Dave Attell,

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    George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

    It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the literal unveiling of the sign but also to hear George’s daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, George’s girlfriend

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    George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

    This past summer, three years after comedian Kevin Bartini launched a fraught-filled campaign to rename a New York City street after the late George Carlin, the city council passed a bill to do just that. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the order that would allow the 400 block of West 121st Street  to be renamed “George Carlin Way.” And on Oct. 22 at 1 pm at the corner of West

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    New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

    On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse right now, but Laughspin will have more news soon. An album of previously unreleased material would be the ultimate get for Carlin fans. In the

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    Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retail chain, allowing the ultra-Christian company to refuse insurance coverage of birth control that is otherwise available under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. So, why does Hobby Lobby have such a problem with contraception? Well, Hobby Lobby believes that some forms of widely used contraception (like the morning-after

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    George Carlin Way a go in New York City: Comedians Kevin Bartini, Adam Lash get street named after legendary comedian

    Comedians Kevin Bartini and Adam Lash have fought tirelessly for three years to dedicate a block of New York City to the memory of the late great George Carlin. And today, their work has paid off. Just moments ago, the New York City Council unanimously passed an omnibus bill that included George Carlin Way in this year’s street renamings. Mayor Bill de Blasio will formerly sign the bill into law

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    Southwest Airlines’ hilarious flight attendant Marty Cobb proves US Airways isn’t the only viral airline this week

    US Airways was scrambling yesterday to save face in the midst of one of the most enjoyable Twitter scandals of all time. In response to a customer complaint on the social media site, whoever runs the US Airways Twitter feed posted a decidedly pornographic image of a toy plane inserted into a lovely lady’s vagina. “We deeply regret the mistake and we are currently reviewing our processes to prevent such

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    George Carlin’s daughter Kelly lands deal to write a memoir

    George Carlin’s only child, daughter Kelly Carlin has inked a deal to write a memoir for St. Martin’s Press titled A Carlin Home Companion, based on her long-running live show by the same name. Like the show, the book will focus on Kelly’s relationship with her late father, considered one of the greatest and most influential comedians of all time. “The man you knew as George Carlin, I called Dad.

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    Lewis Black, Lizz Winstead, Todd Barry, more honor George Carlin (Exclusive video)

    Last night, an all-star line-up of comedians came together at Gotham Comedy Club in New York to honor the late George Carlin. “Reverence for the Irreverent: A Tribute to George Carlin” was a fundraiser for the campaign to rename a block of Carlin’s beloved neighborhood in New York City. George Carlin Way is in the final stages of being approved by the City Council and last night was a pre-celebration

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