Sam Simmons wins the Foster's Edinburgh comedy award 2015
Australian standup takes prize for best comedy show at the fringe, while Sofie Hagen is named best newcomer and Karen Koren gets panel prizeEdinburgh comedy awards: explore all the past winners – interactiveThe results are in, and it’s in-yer-face Aussie absurdist Sam Simmons who bags th... [Read More]
How would Bill Cosby treat “Bill Cosby” around his daughters? Already considered, recorded on 1971’s “For Adults Only”
Before Bill Cosby became known as America's Dad in the 1980s and America's alleged serial rapist in retrospect in 2014-2015, he let us into his world a little deeper back in 1971. No. I'm not talking about Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs, the 1972 Grammy Award winner for Best Recording For Chil... [Read More]
Watch Natasha Leggero confront a focus group discussion about her latest special
A focus group talks about what they liked and hated about Natasha Leggero’s special Live at Bimbo’s as she watches in another room, then confronts them. Watch Natasha Leggero confront a focus group discussion about her latest special appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
A Remake of Chevy Chase’s 1980 Film ‘Oh! Heavenly Dog’ Is in the Works
Here’s a brand new project we can add to the pile of movie remakes currently in the works: According to THR, Fox 2000 is developing a remake of the 1980 comedy Oh! Heavenly Dog starring Chevy Chase, which centers on a private investigator who is killed, only to be reincarnated as a dog to solv... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert: From improv classes at Second City to the cover of Time magazine
From his earliest days taking improv classes at The Second City in Chicago to his correspondence work on The Daily Show to now taking over for Letterman on The Late Show, it’s been quite the ride for D.C. born Charleston, SC raised Stephen Colbert. He is the youngest of 11 kids so you could se... [Read More]
Get Ready for a Week of ‘Tonight Show’ Episodes with Justin Bieber
Prepare for Justin Bieber’s Tonight Show invasion. According to Rolling Stone, Bieber is slated to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, September 2nd, followed by a week-long residency on the show from September 7th through the 11th to promote his upcoming album. Bi... [Read More]
It’s time to check out the “Bloodsucking Bastards” trailer from comedy group Dr. God
Check out the official trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, the comedy horror film directed by Brian James O’Connell (Underground Comedy), written by Ryan Mitts and Dr. God, O’Connell’s comedy group. The film stars Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, ... [Read More]
Jena Friedman at Edinburgh festival review – intriguing faux-callous comedy
Stand Comedy Club, EdinburghEdgy material about liberal concerns – Bill Cosby, Ebola – lacks the confidence required for such a bloodless deliveryIf fans of The Daily Show are seeing anyone on this year’s fringe, it’s likely to be new host Trevor Noah, who arrives this weeken... [Read More]
What's the one consolation of 10 years of Tories? Some decent political comedy
Political comedy used be an orthodox, tub-thumping affair. Today, it’s a far subtler art, with Nish Kumar, Sheeps, Stewart Lee and Ahir Shah all reinventing the form You can tell plenty about the state of a nation from its comedy. Throughout the noughties, live comedy was by and large unintere... [Read More]
Trygve Wakenshaw at Edinburgh festival review – a fine time for mime
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe angular New Zealander has the audience in raptures with his wonky physical comedy – and a brilliantly inventive finaleThere’s nothing new under the sun, they say, so maybe this has been seen before. But the simple trick Trygve Wakenshaw pulls at the end ... [Read More]