SETH OLENICK (photographer) – Seth has been snappin’ smart shots of the show for a couple years now, but he’s been documenting comedians in New York and LA for a decade prior, and he’s collected his best portraits into a limited-edition, handsome volume called FUNNY BUSINESS which you can and should buy for your coffee table. Just make sure not to spill coffee on it. This book deserves better than that.
JONATHAN KESSELMAN (Running Later 1.01) – the writer/director of the Hebrew Hammer has helmed a new movie written by and starring Maz Jobrani called Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, and it’s receiving its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival on October 26. If you don’t live in Austin, check out the trailer on YouTube and then twiddle your thumbs until the full film comes to your town.
DAN ABRAMSON (Running Later 1.01) – the editor-in-chief of Funny Or Die’s occasionally published humor magazine The Occasional has been named the editor-in-chief of the newly launched Funny or Die News, the latest vertical in the FOD media empire. Look – there was a thing in the Hollywood Reporter about it!