Camilla Cleese on her dad John: 'He's not my favourite Python!'
The comedian is doing a show about her father in Edinburgh. She talks about the sexist LA standup scene, her reconciliation with her dad – and doing jokes about his ex-wivesWith just a hint of a smile, Camilla Cleese admits that the name of her Edinburgh fringe show is “the ultimate, sha... [Read More]
I asked my mum to be in my YouTube videos. Now she's a Bollywood star
When the comedian Mawaan Rizwan put his mother Shahnaz into his videos, they were an instant hit. And then Bollywood came calling...In 2012, the comedian Mawaan Rizwan was making videos for YouTube and gaining modest success. One day, he found himself in need of a stooge for his latest sketch, so he... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Happy Independence Day! Here’s a supercut of Bill Burr roasting everything
It’s the 4th of July! The celebration of America. We can’t think of a more American art than stand-up comedy… MORE Happy Independence Day! Here’s a supercut of Bill Burr roasting everything appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby
Just a month before their first child is due, the standup couple are doing a show together – seeking the audience’s parenting tips“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like the right thing to do.” Braving the blustery weather at a pavement cafe near the... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: 'I don't do jokes about my personal life. Just my husband, my kids and my polyps'
The comedian Louise Reay is being sued for allegedly defaming her estranged husband on stage. So should standups keep their private lives to themselves?I’m not a confessional standup. I don’t know what I am. On the whole, I haven’t mined my personal life or relationships for comedy... [Read More]
Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Tom Segura, and Iliza Shlesinger Join the Cast of ‘Instant Family’
An upcoming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg is rounding out its cast, which includes several standups. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Isabela Moner have joined the cast of the ensemble comedy Instant Family, which centers on Wahberg ... [Read More]
Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Tom Segura, and Iliza Shlesinger Join the Cast of ‘Instant Family’
An upcoming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg is rounding out its cast, which includes several standups. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Isabela Moner have joined the cast of the ensemble comedy Instant Family, which centers on Wahberg ... [Read More]
NBC Orders Four Multi-Cam Comedy Pilots from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and More
NBC just added four multi-cam comedy pilots — the first four comedy pilot orders of the 2018-2019 season. According to The Wrap, the network has given pilot orders to shows from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and Roseanne executive producer Tom Werner. First up is Schur’s pilot Abby’... [Read More]