Why the World of Standup Is Both the Best and Worst Place to Battle Mental Illness
The initial scenes of the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime’s new dramedy set in early 1970s Los Angeles about the toils of emerging stars in the local standup comedy scene – are a con job. The audience is hijacked by cameras in love with a beautiful, brooding-but... [Read More]
Eric Andre, Noel Fielding, Abbi Jacobson and more join Matt Groening’s latest animated show
Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons, has a new animated project in the works — and it’s already got a… MORE Eric Andre, Noel Fielding, Abbi Jacobson and more join Matt Groening’s latest animated show appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Here’s the Lineup for the 10th and Final Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
After ten years, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is returning one more time in September. The final festival runs from Friday, September 15th through Tuesday the 19th in various Brooklyn venues, and the lineup includes Bobcat Goldthwait, Jon Glaser, Caroline Rhea, Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo,... [Read More]
Check Out the ‘Brad’s Status’ Trailer Featuring Ben Stiller, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, and More
Last year, Ben Stiller signed on to star in a movie written and directed by Mike White and produced by Brad Pitt called Brad’s Status, and today the trailer was released. Stiller stars as the titular character who, “despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fort... [Read More]
Jenny Slate ropes Mark Hamill and Anna Faris into an acapella singalong on “The Late Late Show”
Last night on The Late Late Show, Jenny Slate — stand-up and star of recent indie hit Landline — gave a passionate… MORE Jenny Slate ropes Mark Hamill and Anna Faris into an acapella singalong on “The Late Late Show” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Joe Mande on His ‘Award-Winning Comedy Special’ and Alternating Between Standup and TV Writing
Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special hit Netflix early this morning. The premise of Mande’s first “televised” hour is that he has been intensely studying and training with the goal of creating a special so good it will be awarded the prestigious (and completely made-up) A... [Read More]
Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon Join Matt Groening’s Animated Netflix Comedy ‘Disenchantment’
Last year it was reported that Simpsons creator Matt Groening had a new animated series in the works at Netflix, and today the voice cast for the project was revealed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series – titled Disenchantment – has officially been picked up by Netflix for 2... [Read More]
Watch the Season Premiere of ‘Norm Macdonald Live’ with David Letterman
At long last, the new season of Norm Macdonald Live just premiered online, and the first episode is an hourlong chat between Macdonald and David Letterman. The two talk about Macdonald’s book, their experience with psychiatrists, their shared love of George Miller, the time Letterman met Richa... [Read More]
Maz Jobrani’s new special, “Immigrant,” hits Netflix on August 1st
Stand-up comic Maz Jobrani is about to release his fourth special (fifth, if you count the multi-comic Axis of Evil Comedy Tour),… MORE Maz Jobrani’s new special, “Immigrant,” hits Netflix on August 1st appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]