Watch Hasan Minhaj's 'Daily Show' Debut
by Megh Wright Last month The Daily Show hired new correspondents Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah, and Minhaj made his debut in a segment about gestation crates during last night's episode. With some help from Jordan Klepper, Minhaj learns pretty quickly that his philosophical quotes and college poetry... [Read More]
'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Premieres on Comedy Central January 19th
by Megh Wright Larry Wilmore's upcoming Comedy Central show just got a new title and premiere date. Now called The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show will take over The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time slot beginning Monday, January 19th. Wilmore told The New York Times that the name change was ... [Read More]
RIP Mike Nichols, EGOT-winning director and comedian
Mike Nichols, the celebrated comedian and director who achieved the rare feat of winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards in his lifetime, has died. Nichols was 83. His death was announced this morning by the president of ABC News. Nichols had been married for the past 26 years to ABC News anchor... [Read More]
3rd Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit scheduled for Feb. 11, 2015
With all of the news surrounding other comedians, it's amazing and sad to remember that it has been almost three years since we lost Patrice O'Neal. O'Neal was only 41 when he died on Nov. 29, 2011, cut down by complications from a stroke he had suffered less than a month earlier. Oh, the things he ... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Big Jay Oakerson “The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?#ng Deal?!”
There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week. Big Jay Oakerson: The Crowd Work Se... [Read More]
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Kyle Kinane Charles Manson is a family man and Bill Cosby is a sociopath. Now that's some Helter Skibadibadipdopzibittybob-elter! Andrew Goldstein Tough week for Cosby when you're ... [Read More]
Sketch Group Whale Thief Produced the Fastest Movie Ever Made Over the Weekend
by Megh Wright Sketch comedy group Whale Thief pulled off an impressive feat over the weekend that might get them in the Guinness Book of World Records. The group — which consists of former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Benjamin Apple, Two Guys Named Josh's Brandon Gulya, Take Me to Your... [Read More]
Watch Two Cut 'SNL' Sketches About Twitter and Dancing Robots
by Megh Wright SNL released two sketches today that were cut for time from last weekend's episode hosted by Woody Harrelson, and they're a delightful mix of fun and weird. Check out the above sketch "Tweet" starring Aidy Bryant as a woman celebrating her 10,000th tweet (with cameos by Edward Norton ... [Read More]
JASH's Sarah Silverman-Hosted Variety Show Is Now on Vimeo
by Megh Wright Back in April, Xbox decided to get into the comedy game by ordering a variety show pilot from web video collective JASH hosted by Sarah Silverman. Over the summer, however, Microsoft shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, leaving the JASH pilot and several other series with nowhere to ... [Read More]
Lorne Michaels Talks All Things 'SNL' with Bill Simmons
by Megh Wright "The joke I used to do is I'd say 'You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can't be as good as it used to be, and that I don't have the focus or the passion to do it in the same way, and that the quality will suffer, and then three years after that I'll leave.'" - Lorne ... [Read More]