Amy Schumer Played Her Book Deal Pretty Brilliantly
Earlier this week it was revealed that Amy Schumer landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster that’s reportedly in the $8-10 million range, and The New York Times points out that the massive deal is actually not Schumer’s first — she also landed a $1 million deal with HarperColli... [Read More]
ABC Is Developing a Comedy Set in the Marvel Universe
Back in August, NBC gave a pilot production commitment to an Office-style workplace comedy set in the DC Comics universe, and now ABC has a very similar project in the works. According to Variety, the network is developing a half-hour single-cam sitcom titled Damage Control that “follows the o... [Read More]
Talking to @SarahJoyShockey About Twitter Arguments and Tornados
Sarah Shockey is a writer, performer, and maker of little drawings in Chicago. She created and performs a one-woman show called Red: The Musical and is a commentator with Resistance Pro Wrestling. She has written several screenplays and is the creator of an unauthorized Heinz mascot Chuppy, and his ... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Dan Telfer “Ocean of Panic”
DAN TELFER’S OCEAN OF PANIC iTunes | Amazon If there ever were a comedian to personify the word “fun”, it would be Dan Telfer. Incorporating a mixture of stand-up and improv, Telfer is quirky, playful, and just flat out hysterical in the most unique way possible. He covers subjects... [Read More]
Review: Gad Elmaleh (All In English) at Joe’s Pub
Gad Elmaleh is so famous in France that he performs to arena-sized audiences and gets recognized everywhere he goes. In America, not so much. So much not so that Elmaleh can joke about how his luck winning over a lady in Los Angeles turns from bad to comically so only after some Francophone tourists... [Read More]
‘The Daily Show’ Made a Bunch of Unlisted Videos Tied to Trevor Noah Google Results
Here’s something fun and clever Comedy Central did to promote the premiere of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that no one discovered until now: A reader pointed out to Uproxx that the network bought a bunch of Google ads that display links to unlisted YouTube videos at the top of the Google re... [Read More]
Join us for The Laugh Button Live! New York Super Week Edition on Tuesday, October 6th
Next week is New York Super Week, a collection of pop culture events put on by New York Comic Con and happening around the city of New York. It’s a celebration of all things pop culture before the biggest pop culture event of the year begins next week. Once again The Laugh Button Live! will [&... [Read More]
Zach Galifianakis’s Short-Lived Talk Show: ‘Late World with Zach’
At this point in television history, there is a very long tail of late night programing. You have your massive monoliths of success that have been running for decades like Saturday Night Live, you have your notoriously short-lived failures that more people have talked about than ever actually seen l... [Read More]
Ian Karmel and Emily Heller to release debut albums on Kill Rock Stars
Kill Rock Stars has added two new comedy albums to their slate due out November 13. The legendary punk label which boasts comedy releases from Cameron Esposito (Same Sex Symbol), Hari Kondabolu (Waiting for 2042) and Kurt Braunohler (How Do I Land?) and now adds new albums from Ian Karmel (9.2 On Pi... [Read More]
Mike O’Brien Is Releasing a Sketch Comedy Album Called ‘Tasty Radio’ This Month
Mike O’Brien might have officially left the SNL writing staff over the summer, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see — or in this case, hear — more of his original sketches. According to Entertainment Weekly, Comedy Dynamics is releasing a sketch comedy album by O’Br... [Read More]