• 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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    Watch the Laughspin interview with Moshe Kasher

    It’s always a pleasure to see comedians we’ve been covering for years rise up through the ranks of the comedy world. And Moshe Kasher is of those people. At the end of 2009 (when we were still Punchline Magazine), we named him a Comic to Watch. And he’s since made us look like we know what we’re talking about (we do, by the way). Later this year, you’ll see him

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    Book review: Sara Benincasa’s ‘Agorafabulous!’

    Creating laughter is, of course, a comedian’s first goal. And for consumers of comedy, just laughing as a response to the action on stage or on screen or in a book is perfectly ok— that is, for the casual comedy observer. But for many of us a bit more damaged (or maybe we just have a heightened self awareness), a comedian that provides more than laughs is quickly endeared to

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