A Chat with Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson spends his days far from his native Minnesota, with good reason. It’s in Las Vegas where Anderson has made his mark, notably with a theater named for him at the Palace Station Casino. Anderson opened his new show, “Louie LOL,” in the 250-seat theater on Sept. 7. The author of three books, and creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Life with Louie,” Anderson’s career got a boost in 1981 when he met and began writing jokes for Henny Youngman. A year later, he was off to Los Angeles, where he struggled to make a trio of career goals come true. Since then, he’s achieved all…
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Stand Update

ON THE SHELVES: Roseanne Barr turns essayist for her latest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” out Jan. 4 from Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery. HarperCollins has a Nov. 22 sale date for Cheech Marin's new book, “The Chimichanga Chronicles,” with a Spanish version due out March 8. Steve Harvey's newest advice book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man” is scheduled for a Dec. 7 publication, with an initial print run of 750,000 copies. “Bossypants,” Tina Fey's first foray into publishing, is scheduled to hit stores April 5.   The paperback edition of Sarah Silverman's “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,”…
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Kitty Bruce speaks about her father Lenny Bruce

Every so often, Kitty Bruce returns to the public eye with a project involving her famous father, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce. After giving us a collection of Lenny’s writings in the 1984 book “The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce,” and the six-CD box set “Let the Buyer Beware” in 2004, Kitty is now auctioning off some 50 items that once belonged to her father. Beginning Oct. 13 – what would have been Lenny’s 84th birthday – and running through Oct. 28, Todd Mueller Autographs will auction off both one-of-a-kind Lenny Bruce items and objects donated by Chris Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, Yoko Ono and many…
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An Interview with Kelly Carlin McCall

Kelly Carlin-McCall has stepped into the spotlight once dominated by her father, George Carlin, who died in June 2008. With his passing, Kelly’s accepted honors for her father, first in November 2008 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in February with a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, for “It’s Bad For Ya.” Now she’s speaking on behalf of his posthumous autobiography, “Last Words,” which Tony Hendra co-authored. As “Last Words” and Carlin-McCall’s own words reveal, being George Carlin’s daughter wasn’t easy. What was your role with the book? Did you do editing and proofreading? Yeah, that’s pretty much what my role was. It really was Tony and…
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Dick Gregory’s Autobiography “Nigger”

First One Digital Publishing has published Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography, “Nigger,” as an electronic edition for the first time. Sally Wade, the parter of the late George Carlin, will share the decade she spent with Carlin in her book, “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade.” The book is due March 8.   Gilbert Gottfried’s first book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor,” is scheduled to hit stores April 26. St. Martin’s Press is the publisher. Gottfried will make stops in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to promote his book.   Brian McKim and fellow comedian (and wife) Traci Skene, the duo behind the long-running…
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A Chat with Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson spends his days far from his native Minnesota, with good reason. It’s in Las Vegas where Anderson has made his mark, notably with a theater named for him at the Palace Station Casino. Anderson opened his new show, “Louie LOL,” in the 250-seat theater on Sept. 7. The author of three books, and creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Life with Louie,” Anderson’s career got a boost in 1981 when he met and began writing jokes for Henny Youngman. A year later, he was off to Los Angeles, where he struggled to make a trio of career goals come true. Since then, he’s achieved all…
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Stand Update

ON THE SHELVES: Roseanne Barr turns essayist for her latest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” out Jan. 4 from Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery. HarperCollins has a Nov. 22 sale date for Cheech Marin's new book, “The Chimichanga Chronicles,” with a Spanish version due out March 8. Steve Harvey's newest advice book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man” is scheduled for a Dec. 7 publication, with an initial print run of 750,000 copies. “Bossypants,” Tina Fey's first foray into publishing, is scheduled to hit stores April 5.   The paperback edition of Sarah Silverman's “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,”…
Read More

Kitty Bruce speaks about her father Lenny Bruce

Every so often, Kitty Bruce returns to the public eye with a project involving her famous father, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce. After giving us a collection of Lenny’s writings in the 1984 book “The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce,” and the six-CD box set “Let the Buyer Beware” in 2004, Kitty is now auctioning off some 50 items that once belonged to her father. Beginning Oct. 13 – what would have been Lenny’s 84th birthday – and running through Oct. 28, Todd Mueller Autographs will auction off both one-of-a-kind Lenny Bruce items and objects donated by Chris Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, Yoko Ono and many…
Read More

An Interview with Kelly Carlin McCall

Kelly Carlin-McCall has stepped into the spotlight once dominated by her father, George Carlin, who died in June 2008. With his passing, Kelly’s accepted honors for her father, first in November 2008 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in February with a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, for “It’s Bad For Ya.” Now she’s speaking on behalf of his posthumous autobiography, “Last Words,” which Tony Hendra co-authored. As “Last Words” and Carlin-McCall’s own words reveal, being George Carlin’s daughter wasn’t easy. What was your role with the book? Did you do editing and proofreading? Yeah, that’s pretty much what my role was. It really was Tony and…
Read More

Dick Gregory’s Autobiography “Nigger”

First One Digital Publishing has published Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography, “Nigger,” as an electronic edition for the first time. Sally Wade, the parter of the late George Carlin, will share the decade she spent with Carlin in her book, “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade.” The book is due March 8.   Gilbert Gottfried’s first book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor,” is scheduled to hit stores April 26. St. Martin’s Press is the publisher. Gottfried will make stops in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to promote his book.   Brian McKim and fellow comedian (and wife) Traci Skene, the duo behind the long-running…
Read More

A Chat with Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson spends his days far from his native Minnesota, with good reason. It’s in Las Vegas where Anderson has made his mark, notably with a theater named for him at the Palace Station Casino. Anderson opened his new show, “Louie LOL,” in the 250-seat theater on Sept. 7. The author of three books, and creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Life with Louie,” Anderson’s career got a boost in 1981 when he met and began writing jokes for Henny Youngman. A year later, he was off to Los Angeles, where he struggled to make a trio of career goals come true. Since then, he’s achieved all…
Read More

Stand Update

ON THE SHELVES: Roseanne Barr turns essayist for her latest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” out Jan. 4 from Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery. HarperCollins has a Nov. 22 sale date for Cheech Marin's new book, “The Chimichanga Chronicles,” with a Spanish version due out March 8. Steve Harvey's newest advice book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man” is scheduled for a Dec. 7 publication, with an initial print run of 750,000 copies. “Bossypants,” Tina Fey's first foray into publishing, is scheduled to hit stores April 5.   The paperback edition of Sarah Silverman's “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,”…
Read More

Kitty Bruce speaks about her father Lenny Bruce

Every so often, Kitty Bruce returns to the public eye with a project involving her famous father, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce. After giving us a collection of Lenny’s writings in the 1984 book “The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce,” and the six-CD box set “Let the Buyer Beware” in 2004, Kitty is now auctioning off some 50 items that once belonged to her father. Beginning Oct. 13 – what would have been Lenny’s 84th birthday – and running through Oct. 28, Todd Mueller Autographs will auction off both one-of-a-kind Lenny Bruce items and objects donated by Chris Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, Yoko Ono and many…
Read More

An Interview with Kelly Carlin McCall

Kelly Carlin-McCall has stepped into the spotlight once dominated by her father, George Carlin, who died in June 2008. With his passing, Kelly’s accepted honors for her father, first in November 2008 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in February with a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, for “It’s Bad For Ya.” Now she’s speaking on behalf of his posthumous autobiography, “Last Words,” which Tony Hendra co-authored. As “Last Words” and Carlin-McCall’s own words reveal, being George Carlin’s daughter wasn’t easy. What was your role with the book? Did you do editing and proofreading? Yeah, that’s pretty much what my role was. It really was Tony and…
Read More

Dick Gregory’s Autobiography “Nigger”

First One Digital Publishing has published Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography, “Nigger,” as an electronic edition for the first time. Sally Wade, the parter of the late George Carlin, will share the decade she spent with Carlin in her book, “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade.” The book is due March 8.   Gilbert Gottfried’s first book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor,” is scheduled to hit stores April 26. St. Martin’s Press is the publisher. Gottfried will make stops in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to promote his book.   Brian McKim and fellow comedian (and wife) Traci Skene, the duo behind the long-running…
Read More

A Chat with Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson spends his days far from his native Minnesota, with good reason. It’s in Las Vegas where Anderson has made his mark, notably with a theater named for him at the Palace Station Casino. Anderson opened his new show, “Louie LOL,” in the 250-seat theater on Sept. 7. The author of three books, and creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Life with Louie,” Anderson’s career got a boost in 1981 when he met and began writing jokes for Henny Youngman. A year later, he was off to Los Angeles, where he struggled to make a trio of career goals come true. Since then, he’s achieved all…
Read More

Stand Update

ON THE SHELVES: Roseanne Barr turns essayist for her latest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” out Jan. 4 from Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery. HarperCollins has a Nov. 22 sale date for Cheech Marin's new book, “The Chimichanga Chronicles,” with a Spanish version due out March 8. Steve Harvey's newest advice book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man” is scheduled for a Dec. 7 publication, with an initial print run of 750,000 copies. “Bossypants,” Tina Fey's first foray into publishing, is scheduled to hit stores April 5.   The paperback edition of Sarah Silverman's “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,”…
Read More

Kitty Bruce speaks about her father Lenny Bruce

Every so often, Kitty Bruce returns to the public eye with a project involving her famous father, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce. After giving us a collection of Lenny’s writings in the 1984 book “The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce,” and the six-CD box set “Let the Buyer Beware” in 2004, Kitty is now auctioning off some 50 items that once belonged to her father. Beginning Oct. 13 – what would have been Lenny’s 84th birthday – and running through Oct. 28, Todd Mueller Autographs will auction off both one-of-a-kind Lenny Bruce items and objects donated by Chris Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, Yoko Ono and many…
Read More

An Interview with Kelly Carlin McCall

Kelly Carlin-McCall has stepped into the spotlight once dominated by her father, George Carlin, who died in June 2008. With his passing, Kelly’s accepted honors for her father, first in November 2008 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in February with a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, for “It’s Bad For Ya.” Now she’s speaking on behalf of his posthumous autobiography, “Last Words,” which Tony Hendra co-authored. As “Last Words” and Carlin-McCall’s own words reveal, being George Carlin’s daughter wasn’t easy. What was your role with the book? Did you do editing and proofreading? Yeah, that’s pretty much what my role was. It really was Tony and…
Read More

Dick Gregory’s Autobiography “Nigger”

First One Digital Publishing has published Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography, “Nigger,” as an electronic edition for the first time. Sally Wade, the parter of the late George Carlin, will share the decade she spent with Carlin in her book, “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade.” The book is due March 8.   Gilbert Gottfried’s first book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor,” is scheduled to hit stores April 26. St. Martin’s Press is the publisher. Gottfried will make stops in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to promote his book.   Brian McKim and fellow comedian (and wife) Traci Skene, the duo behind the long-running…
Read More

A Chat with Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson spends his days far from his native Minnesota, with good reason. It’s in Las Vegas where Anderson has made his mark, notably with a theater named for him at the Palace Station Casino. Anderson opened his new show, “Louie LOL,” in the 250-seat theater on Sept. 7. The author of three books, and creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Life with Louie,” Anderson’s career got a boost in 1981 when he met and began writing jokes for Henny Youngman. A year later, he was off to Los Angeles, where he struggled to make a trio of career goals come true. Since then, he’s achieved all…
Read More

Stand Update

ON THE SHELVES: Roseanne Barr turns essayist for her latest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” out Jan. 4 from Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery. HarperCollins has a Nov. 22 sale date for Cheech Marin's new book, “The Chimichanga Chronicles,” with a Spanish version due out March 8. Steve Harvey's newest advice book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man” is scheduled for a Dec. 7 publication, with an initial print run of 750,000 copies. “Bossypants,” Tina Fey's first foray into publishing, is scheduled to hit stores April 5.   The paperback edition of Sarah Silverman's “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,”…
Read More

Kitty Bruce speaks about her father Lenny Bruce

Every so often, Kitty Bruce returns to the public eye with a project involving her famous father, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce. After giving us a collection of Lenny’s writings in the 1984 book “The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce,” and the six-CD box set “Let the Buyer Beware” in 2004, Kitty is now auctioning off some 50 items that once belonged to her father. Beginning Oct. 13 – what would have been Lenny’s 84th birthday – and running through Oct. 28, Todd Mueller Autographs will auction off both one-of-a-kind Lenny Bruce items and objects donated by Chris Rock, Elizabeth Taylor, Yoko Ono and many…
Read More

An Interview with Kelly Carlin McCall

Kelly Carlin-McCall has stepped into the spotlight once dominated by her father, George Carlin, who died in June 2008. With his passing, Kelly’s accepted honors for her father, first in November 2008 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in February with a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, for “It’s Bad For Ya.” Now she’s speaking on behalf of his posthumous autobiography, “Last Words,” which Tony Hendra co-authored. As “Last Words” and Carlin-McCall’s own words reveal, being George Carlin’s daughter wasn’t easy. What was your role with the book? Did you do editing and proofreading? Yeah, that’s pretty much what my role was. It really was Tony and…
Read More

Dick Gregory’s Autobiography “Nigger”

First One Digital Publishing has published Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography, “Nigger,” as an electronic edition for the first time. Sally Wade, the parter of the late George Carlin, will share the decade she spent with Carlin in her book, “The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade.” The book is due March 8.   Gilbert Gottfried’s first book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor,” is scheduled to hit stores April 26. St. Martin’s Press is the publisher. Gottfried will make stops in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco to promote his book.   Brian McKim and fellow comedian (and wife) Traci Skene, the duo behind the long-running…
Read More