Gilda’s Laughfest 2015: Patton Oswalt brought down the house, literally
It’s pretty rare that a comedian can say “I literally brought down the house” and not be grossly misusing the word “literally,” but Patton Oswalt was able to make just such a boast at the end of his appearance at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The fa... [Read More]
 
How to be a cool comedy show producer
Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it” then once they... [Read More]
 
Dana Gould on Conan, “A couple of months ago I lost my wedding ring”
Dana Gould explains how dying in front of his kids becomes a goal when you go through a divorce with their mother. He also explains the timing of your last words. Dana Gould on Conan, “A couple of months ago I lost my wedding ring” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
 
Brian Regan announces summer and fall tour dates, including a stop at Radio City Music Hall
Brian Regan announced the summer and fall dates of his never ending theater tour and tickets are about to be on sale (and soon after, be sold out). Regan will visit 41 cities on the upcoming legs of his tour through North America. One of the top comedians working today, the comic will perform in Rad... [Read More]
 
A How To Guide for Doing Your Own DIY Stand-Up Comedy Tour
This essay originally appeared on Ron Babcock's website and is reprinted here by his request and with his permission. A LONG BUT BY NO MEANS DEFINITIVE “HOW TO GUIDE” FOR DOING YOUR OWN DIY STANDUP TOUR Hello, my name is Ron Babcock and I’m a comic in LA. Last year I went on a coa... [Read More]
 
Stand-up from Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan and Bill Burr at 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars
So much happened during the 2015 Night of Too Many Stars that Comedy Central didn't even have time to air it all within two hours of TV. Thankfully, the Internet survives. From Amy Schumer's opener -- "I believe it was my mentor, the great Bill Cosby, who said..." -- on through Jim Gaffigan and to h... [Read More]
 
Watch: Aziz Ansari Netflix special sneak peek (Videos)
Aziz Ansari’s newest stand-up special Live At Madison Square Garden debuts at midnight tonight exclusively on Netflix. The Parks and Recreation star surprised fans on Twitter this morning when he tweeted the trailer to the special. Ansari recently sold out Madison Square Garden on back-to-back... [Read More]
 
Beth Stelling on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “It’s so great to be here instead of getting married and having kids”
Beth was on Kimmel last night promoting her dates at the upcoming SXSW festival. She discusses her Ikea family, Ohio, and her virgin mother. Enjoy. We did. Beth Stelling on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “It’s so great to be here instead of getting married and having kids” appeared first on Th... [Read More]
 
Caroline’s Comedy Madness stand-up tournament bracket update
Tonight is Round 2 of Caroline’s Comedy Madness stand-up tournament in NYC. As always, a panel of industry judges will determine who advances and is eventually crowned champion and the winner will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform in the 2015 New York Comedy Festival this November.&... [Read More]
 
Cristela Alonzo on Conan, “This chicken is 12 dollars a pound because it played the cello and liked to surf”
Cristela Alonzo has a sure-fire way to lose weight; some might call it Euro-Style. Cristela Alonzo on Conan, “This chicken is 12 dollars a pound because it played the cello and liked to surf” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]