• 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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    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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    SNL 40: Steve Martin catches Martin Short ‘doing Coke’ backstage (PHOTO)

    In what could have been the most apt maneuver of Sunday’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, Martin Short decided to do a little Coke backstage, maybe hoping to settle his jangled nerves before performing. Unfortunately for him – but fortunately for us – old pal Steve Martin was there to capture the moment on camera. And of course, no celebrity faux pas would be complete without the insta-humiliation of

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    DreamWorks Rihanna movie ‘Home’ with Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin is historical! Will Rihanna become comedy star?

    Rihanna is best known as a chart-topping pop star with hit songs like “Diamonds,” “Pour it Up” and “Umbrella” or a party gal who loves wearing mesh bodysuits with marijuana leaves to celebrate 420 or the ex girlfriend of professional scumbag Chris Brown or expert tabloid fodder who is always photographed half naked and looking incredibly hot. But in recent years, she’s attempted a foray into film, playing Petty Officer

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    Howard Stern hates Steve Martin’s banjo music (Video)

    Howard Stern loves Steve Martin. However, he can’t stand Steve Martin’s years long foray into bluegrass, or as the radio host calls it, “banjo music.” And he made his feelings abundantly clear last night when he visited Late Show with David Letterman. “I’m watching this guy and I’m thinking Steve Martin must be the most important talk show guest of all time,” he told the Late Show audience last night.

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    Steve Martin gives a very emotional acceptance speech (Video)

    Comedy legend Steve Martin took home an Oscar statuette last weekend, although it wasn’t for an Academy Award. The Governors Awards are an annual award ceremony held by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where Hollywood honors recipients of the Academy Honorary Award, which Martin was presented with on Saturday evening. The Academy Honorary Award is given for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the

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    Justin Timberlake joined by Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, more on Saturday Night Live (Video)

    To properly induct Justin Timberlake into the Five-Timers Club last night, Saturday Night Live invited back a teeming handful of all-time favorite hosts. Already-christened members of the club Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen and Tom Hanks all appeared during Timberlake’s monologue (which really wasn’t a monologue). Joining them was Paul Simon and Martin Short — both of whom hosted three times — as well as original castmember

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    You should probably buy the new DVD collection of Steve Martin’s stand-up specials and TV appearances

    For the first time ever and for the low, low price of $30, you can now get your grubby little, comedy-loving hands on more than six hours of pure Steve Martin television gold. Anchored by six of his early stand-up comedy specials as well as clips spanning his 15 hosting appearances on Saturday Night Live, the three-disc set also includes a selection of his television guest appearances, speeches and music

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    Steve Martin has a public park in New York where marijuana is permitted (Video)

    Recently, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg had the idea to turn a small area of garden nearby David Letterman’s studio into an official city park. Letterman approved, and just like that David Letterman Park was created. Pretty cool for Dave, pretty upsetting for Steve Martin. Where’s his park? He went ahead and made his own, right next to Dave’s. And his is a lot cooler. Check it out:

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    Watch a Steve Martin promo video from 1978 for ‘Wild And Crazy Guy’

    Late last month, we told you that for the first time ever, a bunch of Steve Martin’s classic stand-up comedy specials would be available on DVD. Well, that’s still true. And although you’ll have to wait until Sept. 18 to get your grubby hands on said DVDs, today Warner Bros. gifted the world with a super cool vintage video of the man, himself. It turns out that back in the

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    Steve Martin comedy specials will be available on DVD for the first time

    Steve Martin’s television specials and stand-up comedy sets from the late 70’s and early 80’s are coming to DVD! Check it out: On Location: Steve Martin as well as vintage NBC Specials Steve Martin: A Wild An Crazy Guy, Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty, All Commercials… A Steve Martin Special, and Steve Martin’s Best Show Ever will all be available Sept. 18 in convenient disc form. Yes, dad, it’s

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    Kristen Wiig departs Saturday Night Live: watch the teary goodbye

    Although no official announcement had been made prior to last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, most show fans knew that Kristen Wiig was leaving the show after an amazingly fruitful seven years. And now, it’s official, seeing as the show ended with a skit, wherein host and musical guest Mick Jagger played a high school principal wishing a special student (Wiig) the very best in the form of

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    Watch Jim Norton push his comedy album on the Grammys red carpet

    Late last year, Jim Norton’s newest album Despicable landed at number eight on our list of the 10 best albums of 2011. So we obviously know it’s a great album, but do fancy pants celebrities know it? Well, Norton, on behalf of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tried his best to get the word out. Check out his red carpet interactions from Sunday night’s Grammys with the likes of

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    Watch Jimmy Fallon give Steve Martin a homemade Grammy

    Remember the days of Steve Martin when he did stand-up? The Great Flydini, Martin making balloon animals, making a joke “just for plumbers?” So many comedy fans and fans of Steve Martin get nostalgic over such memories, which are conveniently on YouTube by the way. Some of us even yearn for them to come back. Martin’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night only exacerbates the yearning with

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    Watch Steve Martin and Ed Helms give bluegrass some serious street cred

    Any time bluegrass music is brought up in conversation, most people probably think of the soundtrack from the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Yet Funny or Die, as they’re known to do, want to change that. Renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny released his album Beat the Devil and Carry A Rail today and to commemorate that, he’s gotten the FoD team along with the likes of Steve Martin

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