Comedians with Books (New and Upcoming Releases)

Michael Showalter Judah Friedlander

In case you didn’t know, every month I do a bit of a run down of the interesting readings and signings at our local big box book stores. After perusing some of the recent and upcoming literary releases, it occurred to me that some of the authors who regularly or semi-regularly (or seldomly) appear in the comedy posts on this blog are about to, or recently have just released books of their own. With that in mind, I compiled a by-no-means-comprehensive list of new and recently released books written by comedians, some of which are funny, some of which are not (intentionally and unintentionally).

Coming Soon
Mr. Funny PantsMichael Showalter (Feb. 22, 2011)
An Object of BeautySteve Martin (Nov 23, 2010)
Dear Mrs. FitzsimmonsGreg Fitzsimmons (Nov 9, 2010)
In Fifty Years We’ll All Be ChicksAdam Carolla (Nov 2, 2010)
They Call Me Baba BooeyGary Dell’Abate (Nov 2, 2010)
Untitled Book of Humorous Essays – Mindy Kaling (2011)

Recent Releases
Sleepwalk with MeMike Birbiglia (Oct 12, 2010)
Booky Wook 2Russell Brand
How to Beat Up AnybodyJudah Friedlander (Oct 5, 2010)
I’m Not HighJim Breuer (Oct 5, 2010)
Earth (The Book)Jon Stewart (Sep 21, 2010)
Sexy Book of Sexy SexKristen Schaal (July 28, 2010)

Slightly Older Releases
The BedwetterSarah Silverman (Apr. 20, 2010)
I Know I Am, But What Are YouSamantha Bee (Jun 1, 2010)
I Drink For A Reason (Aug. 31, 2009)
My Custom VanMichael Ian Black (Jul 14, 2009)
The Will to Whatevs (Feb 10, 2009)

And now we resume your regularly scheduled CMJ programming.