The Laugh Button Podcast #19: Dining with Jen Kirkman (and we feel fine)
Mark and Matt have some big Laugh Button news this week as we’re going on tour this summer. We then meet up with comedian Jen Kirkman to catch a bite to eat and talk about her new Netflix special, I’m Going To Die Alone (And I Feel Fine). New episodes of The Laugh Button Podcast [&hellip... [Read More]
 
Here’s the 22-year-old intern who wrote the #1 and #2 entries on Late Show with David Letterman’s finale Top 10
David Letterman's 33-year career in late-night television memorably gave a lot of would-be comedy writers and producers their own starts in show business as interns, receptionists and pages -- and wouldn't you know it -- even his grand finale held true to that formula. Caroline Schaper, a 22-year-ol... [Read More]
 
Walmart settles out of court with Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea
Just shy of the one-year anniversary of the fatal wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed comedian "Jimmy Mack" and critically wounded Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Morgan's assistant, Walmart has completed out-of-court settlements with the trio of survivors. Papers were filed in federal court,... [Read More]
 
Watch the first tease of Another Period on Comedy Central starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome
Prep the flashbulbs because on June 23, a new level of class is coming to Comedy Central. Another Period is an American period sitcom created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. It follows the lives of the Bellacourts, the first family of Newport, Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th ... [Read More]
 
T.J. Miller’s Gorburger Show goes to HBO
The Gorburger Show is coming to HBO. The premium cable channel ordered a pilot of Miller’s monster-hosted Funny Or Die anti-talk show. This is HBO’s second recent web series acquisition after greenlighting Vimeo’s High Maintenance for six episodes. Miller has grown at home at HBO o... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Ellie Kemper Comment on Late Night’s Lack of Women
The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down for a roundtable interview with some of today’s top comedy actresses to chat about everything from Hollywood sexism to Hillary Clinton to the price of fame, and when asked about late night’s glaring lack of women hosts, Amy Schumer, Unbreakable Ki... [Read More]
 
T.J. Miller’s ‘The Gorburger Show’ Gets a Pilot Order at HBO
T.J. Miller’s web series The Gorburger Show is headed to HBO. According to TV Line, the pay network has ordered a pilot based on Miller’s YouTube show about a blue space monster who hijacks a Japanese talk show and takes over as host. Funny or Die will produce the half-hour pilot, and Ed... [Read More]
 
Watch Bill Murray Play Alexander Graham Bell’s Landlord in a Silent Film at Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
 
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson recorded a duet with Jim Breuer for Breuer’s upcoming music album
Jim Breuer has a new stand-up special, "Comic Frenzy," premiering this Friday on EPIX. But for his next trick, Breuer, who can impersonate AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, will have the real thing rocking out with him for a new song on the comedian's upcoming rock album. Breuer spoke about recording vo... [Read More]
 
Drew Lynch’s audition for America’s Got Talent 2015 earns him “Golden Buzzer” straight to Radio City Music Hall
Drew Lynch was just your average young aspiring stand-up comedian with a stutter, inasmuch as any stuttering comic can be average, until he walked onstage for his audition in this year's 10th anniversary of America's Got Talent. Lynch had 4,445 Twitter followers as his audition began airing Tuesday ... [Read More]