NBC’s Parks and Recreation celebrates 100 episodes
Tonight is the 100th episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation, which seems entirely plausible and yet also miraculous, considering the state of network television programming at NBC in the 2010s. Of course, throwing the word miracle around is a dubious prospect. As even Parks and Rec's co-creator, Mich... [Read More]
Sara Benincasa Is Adapting Her Book Into a Comedy Pilot for USA
by Bradford Evans Comedian and author Sara Benincasa announced on Tumblr this week that she's adapting her first book, Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom, into a TV show. She's writing a pilot based on the book for the USA network. A comedic memoir published in 2012, Agorafabulous! trac... [Read More]
Joe Sib gets animated for ‘California Calling’
There’s a new wave of rock and roll comedy and it’s being brought to you via Joe Sib, also the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records. The new comedy show called California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rockk takes Sib’s comedy and will feature some fun animated videos to ... [Read More]
Joe Sib gets animated for ‘California Calling’
There’s a new wave of rock and roll comedy and it’s being brought to you via Joe Sib, also the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records. The new comedy show called California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rockk takes Sib’s comedy and will feature some fun animated videos to ... [Read More]
International Academy of Web Television’s 2014 Awards
The International Academy of Web Television held its annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as part of CES, with Carrie Preston -- as seen on HBO's True Blood, but also director of the webseries Darwin -- presiding over the awards as host. In case you missed it, you can watch the cerem... [Read More]
10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show
by Bradford Evans Parks and Recreation is airing its 100th episode tonight. Ever since the series started nearly five years ago, showrunner Mike Schur has made it a point to frequently use his writers in acting parts on the show as Pawnee residents, most of them with super silly names that aren't ev... [Read More]
'Never Not Funny' Is Joining the Earwolf Network and Will Be Free Now
by Bradford Evans Jimmy Pardo's long-running comedy podcast has joined the Earwolf network, Parod and co-host Matt Belknap announced on the latest episode of the show this week. Never Not Funny has been on a pay format for years now (with only the first 20 minutes being available for free), but... [Read More]
Shez Cassim Released from UAE Prison After Serving 9 Months Over a Comedy Video
by Megh Wright This morning, CNN reported that Shezanne "Shez" Cassim, the American citizen who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates after making and posting an amateur comedy video online, has finally been released from prison and is heading home to the States. According to the report, Shez left ... [Read More]
Watch the Pilot for 'Timms Valley,' the Stop-Motion Baby Doll Series IFC Inexplicably Passed On
by Megh Wright This pilot for the failed IFC series Timms Valley is what would happen if you combined The Spoils of Babylon, Team America: World Police, and SNL's baby toupee sketch, so in another words it's an amazing watch. Written and directed by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secre... [Read More]
Greetings to LA from the East Coast
As you’re reading this, some of our Laugh Button cohorts are in sunny Los Angeles at RIOT LA living the dream, while we’re back here in NYC freezing. While I love those guys, I wish this would happen to them, right now. Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and his cousin Sal for bringing a little of [... [Read More]