6th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival announced
Like an awkward, Russian swallow returning to San Juan Capistrano, the 6th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival has been announced for September 26-29 in Brooklyn. Mirman has lined up an extremely impressive schedule of guests and shows. Mirman-associated shows Invite Them Up and Star Talk LIVE! wil... [Read More]
Autobiography of a Young Comedian: Woody Allen’s resume, circa 1965
They don't make resumes like they used to. Picture this. It's 1965. You're in the position to hire a young comedian. I know, I know. You must be old by now if you could hire a kid way back in 1965, but try not to think about that right now. Focus on 1965. You've got a stack of resumes on your desk b... [Read More]
'30 Rock's Dean Winters to Play Andy Samberg's Enemy on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
by Bradford Evans Dean Winters, who you may know from Oz, Law & Order: SVU, or, most importantly, as Beeper King Dennis Duffy on 30 Rock has landed a new TV role. EW reports that Winters is set to guest star in an episode of Andy Samberg's new Fox cop comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He'll play ... [Read More]
Lindsay Lohan Is Guest Starring on 'Eastbound & Down'
by Bradford Evans Lindsay Lohan will be making an appearance on the upcoming fourth and final season of HBO's Eastbound & Down, E! Online reports. The actress was recently in North Carolina shooting scenes for the show. If you don't want major spoilers about the new season, stop reading this rig... [Read More]
New E-Book 'Searching for Dave Chappelle' Out Today
by Bradford Evans The NY Times' comedy critic Jason Zinoman has written a new e-book, called Searching for Dave Chappelle, that comes out today and dives deep into the comedian's life and the reasons behind his disappearance from the spotlight in 2005 with extensive reporting. At 54 pages, the book ... [Read More]
New accusations of Kain Carter stealing jokes from Patrice O’Neal and other comedians including Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, and Chris Rock
It’s been a week or so since the world of Youtube personality Kain Carter got blown to sh*t with accusations of stealing Patrice O’Neal jokes but the story doesn’t seem to end there as more evidence has come out showing that Patrice O’Neal might have just been one of the come... [Read More]
Ed Helms Is Producing a New ABC Comedy from an 'Archer' Writer
by Bradford Evans Three months after The Office ended its run on NBC, Ed Helms is lining up his next TV show. THR reports that Helms is producing a new single-camera comedy created by Archer writer Mike Arnold. The untitled show follows a talented big-city female attorney adjusting after a move to a... [Read More]
Jay Leno: Working Class Hero
by Justin Gray When I started this series I knew that sooner or later I would be writing about Jay Leno. No comedian has been as villainized in the past two decades as much as Leno. As soon as he replaced Johnny Carson as the host of The Tonight Show, Leno has been inundated with criticism from just... [Read More]
‘I Am Comic’ sequel in the works, preview a clip now
Jordan Brady, the man who brought us I am Comic (2010), is looking to bring us another look into the world of stand-up. His new documentary I am Road Comic, will highlight the stress and frustration road comics go through on a daily basis. It will feature tons of big name comics who share all [&hell... [Read More]
Win passes to next week’s inaugural Brooklyn Comedy Festival!
The first-ever Brooklyn Comedy Festival is right around the corner, and looks to have an awesome line up of events. The Laugh Button is a proud sponsor of the festival, which runs from Monday, August 19th through the Saturday the 24th at multiple venues around Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The fest will s... [Read More]