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Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here Nails the 1970s Robin Williams-Era Comedy Scene

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Who doesn’t love watching stand-up comedy? The jokes, the atmosphere, the performance – there’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite comedians get up on stage, knowing that you’re going to laugh so hard you’ll cry. But there’s a lot going on behind the scenes of comedy too, which is exactly the premise of I’m Dying Up Here, a new Showtime series that focuses on stand-up comedy in the 1970s. The new series is loosely based on the nonfiction book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era (PublicAffairs Paperback, May 23, 2017) by William Knoedelseder, that chronicles the real-life comedy scene of the mid-70s, when rising stars like Andy Kaufman and Robin Williams flocked to LA…

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Happy Father’s Day: The Books We’re Giving Our Dads

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We love our dads and Father’s Day is the perfect reason to shower them with all kinds of fun gifts. So what’s better than a gift that caters to each and every hobby that our dads might have? It’s no secret that books are what give us life here at BookTrib, so it makes perfect sense that we would be gifting our fathers with some awesome new (and a couple older) reads. In honor of all of the amazing fathers out there, here are the books that we’re giving the most important men in our lives: Amanda: The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War, Jeff Shaara (Ballantine Books, June 14, 2016) My dad loves history books and is an avid collector…

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