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  • Jimmy Failla released a new book, win a copy now

    Follow That CarIf you have seen Jimmy Failla’s stand up then you know two things, first, he is hilarious, and second, he was once a taxi driver. Yeah, a taxi driver and he’s got all the stories to prove it. Thankfully, Jimmy has just released a comical new book called Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s Guide to Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom that shares all those wild stories, life lessons, and wild situations he experienced while on the job. The book also goes into Failla’s attempts at getting shows, being a dad, and trying to keep a marriage together with zero sleep.

    Furthermore you can head over to Gotham Comedy Club tonight for his official book launch party. The party runs from 6:30 to 9pm and as Jimmy puts it, “Come for the mediocre reading, stay for the cake and the booze.”

    Buy a copy on Amazon now.

    Lastly, we’ge giving away one copy to a lucky reader. Read More

    Chelsea Handler is dropping a new book and hitting the road

    One of the queens of comedy, the hilarious Chelsea Handler, is making big news with the announcement of her new book and huge tour. Chelsea’s fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, is set to hit shelves March 11th and is chock full of her stories from traveling around the globe. It sounds pretty crazy too! From escaping a German hospital on crutches, to wearing a bathrobe in the brush because she’d had a few too many margaritas, Handler also goes over some frequently asked traveler questions and gives some tips to traveling, although she admits they probably shouldn’t be followed.

    As far as the tour goes, it would be faster for me to list where it doesn’t go. Chelsea’s tour hits 31 different stops across the country. From Seattle to New York City and almost every place in between, tour tickets will be available Friday the 17th.

    For more info checkout her website chelseahandler.com. In the meantime, you should learn some of her new rules for touring, as seen in the above video.

    FX pics up Mac Lethal’s ‘Texts From Bennett’

    Following in the footsteps of S**t my Dad Says, and 40 Days of Dating, FX will be making a sitcom based on an internet property. This time, it’s rapper Mac Lethal‘s popular Tumblr, Texts From Bennett. The sitcom, which will have the same name as the site, will be in the hands of Wilfred executive producer and director Randall Einhorn. The blog purports to be iPhone conversations Lethal has with his 17 year old cousin Bennett, a “white kid who claims to be 13% black crip, enjoys a more than recreational level of drug use, and can’t keep a job,” according to Deadline. The sitcom will be based on the novel that Mac Lethal (whose name is actually David Sheldon) wrote. In the book, Bennett and his pill-popping mom lose their house, and Mac offers to let them stay with him and his girlfriend Harper as his suburban Kansas City home. It’s not known whether Mac will star in the series, but he’s also got a degree of internet fame via his YouTube channel, where he made pancakes while rapping.

    Mac Lethal has claimed that there is an actual Bennett, but The Smoking Gun has debunked that theory. But hey, if Lethal got a book deal and a TV show about it, then he’s gotta be doing something right.

    Why should you buy Ron Burgundy’s new book? Let him tell you


    You may remember a previous story we did about legendary newsman Ron Burgundy’s new book, Let Me Off at the Top! Now, fast-forward to the present day and you may find yourself thinking “Hmm, is this book worth buying?” Well Ron is here to tell you in his own words, which are smoother than melted butter on a fresh-waxed basketball court, why you should buy his book. This clip was shot for a UK audience, and there will probably be another one shot for people in the states, if you’re really looking to get your Burgundy fix before Anchorman 2 comes out, you can catch him selling Dodges. Look for the book to be on shelves November 19th and until then, stay classy Laugh Button readers.

    Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings can be pre-ordered now!

    Cool thing to buy this week: Artie Lange ‘Crash and Burn’

    Artie Lange‘s second book, Crash and Burn, is out today. Well known for his work on MADtv and his 8 year stint on The Howard Stern Show, Lange’s new book is stunningly raw. In 2008, the comedian’s first book, Too Fat to Fish, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Since then, his life has certainly taken enough of a turn to warrant a second book. He divulges the details of his life-long struggle with heroin and prescription drugs, as well as his attempted suicide in 2010.

    Despite Lange’s brutal honesty about the darkest parts of his past, Crash and Burn also chronicles more recent and positive parts of his life, including his return to comedy and recent engagement to his longtime girlfriend Adrienne. The book was co-written by Anthony Bozza, who also co-wrote Fish.

    For a look inside the highs and lows of Lange’s life and career, pick up Crash and Burn, available here in hardcover, Kindle and audiobook formats. Read More

    Rob Delaney has a book, ‘Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.’

    Rob Delaney BookRob Delaney, the man voted “The Funniest Person on Twitter” who somehow became Mitt Romney’s nemesis, has added published author to his list of accomplishments. His forthcoming book, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is just the kind of title you’d expect from a man whose Twitter profile picture is a poorly manscaped, green Speedo-clad Delaney.

    Although this is Rob Delaney’s first book, he is certainly no stranger to the written word. Beyond his famed binge Tweeting, Delaney has contributed to both Vice and The Guardian. While the book won’t sidestep heavy topics like Delaney’s struggle with addiction and depression, it’ll probably bring a laugh or two as well.

    Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage is available beginning November 5th but you can pre-order it now Read More

    Look for Bo Burnham’s new poetry book “Egghead” October 1st

    At the young age of 23, Bo Burnham has done everything. Ok, maybe not everything, but he’s certainly done a lot and he can now add writing a poetry book to that list. His new book, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone. looks to be hitting shelves October 1st of this year. His new poetry book, accompanied by Chance Bone’s drawings is said to include everything from farts to death and if it’s anything like his comedy, it’ll be hilarious. While I don’t know much about the book, we were all lucky enough to get a sneak peak from a recent a Vine video that Bo sent out.

    Pick it up via pre-order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble now! Read More