The Comedy Studio moving from Cambridge to Somerville, Mass., in 2018
The Comedy Studio, Rick Jenkins’s little comedy club above a Chinese restaurant and nightclub that could and would foster Boston’s up-and-coming comedy talent for the past two decades, is on the move. The Studio will play host to 17 more showcase nights above the Hong Kong in Cambridge&r... [Read More]
Netflix Is a Joke: When the Platform Becomes the Bit
In September, billboards proclaiming “Netflix Is a Joke” popped up overnight in Los Angeles and New York. While some thought it was a shot by its competitors Hulu or Seeso (RIP), it turned out to be a lame attempt at guerrilla marketing by the tech-entertainment behemoth. Since thei... [Read More]
Netflix Is a Joke: When the Platform Becomes the Bit
In September, billboards proclaiming “Netflix Is a Joke” popped up overnight in Los Angeles and New York. While some thought it was a shot by its competitors Hulu or Seeso (RIP), it turned out to be a lame attempt at guerrilla marketing by the tech-entertainment behemoth. Since thei... [Read More]
Toby Keith has sold the most comedy albums nine weeks running
Most of my comedian friends obsess over the iTunes charts, especially when they or one of their friends releases a stand-up comedy album. (Same goes for me and my podcasting friends about the iTunes podcast charts) But over on Billboard, the comedy charts have been ruled by country music star Toby K... [Read More]
SF Sketchfest announces lineup for 17th annual celebration in January 2018
The biggest, longest comedy festival in the United States is coming back in 2018, and SF Sketchfest boasts an equally impressive lineup, to be presented by Audible at 16 venues across San Francisco for 18 nights in January (Jan. 11-28, 2018). Tickets go on sale this Friday for most events. Which eve... [Read More]
Watch Jon Stewart play with a bunch of puppies for charity
Earlier this afternoon Jon Stewart had a live Facebook event to promote his charity event, Night Of Too Many Stars.… MORE Watch Jon Stewart play with a bunch of puppies for charity appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
FXX Renews ‘You’re the Worst’ for a Fifth and Final Season
The end is near for You’re the Worst. According to Variety, FXX has handed out a season 5 renewal to Stephen Falk’s comedy series, and they’ve “jointly decided” to end the show after the next batch of episodes. The news comes ahead of tonight’s season 4 finale air... [Read More]
FXX Renews ‘You’re the Worst’ for a Fifth and Final Season
The end is near for You’re the Worst. According to Variety, FXX has handed out a season 5 renewal to Stephen Falk’s comedy series, and they’ve “jointly decided” to end the show after the next batch of episodes. The news comes ahead of tonight’s season 4 finale air... [Read More]
New Comic Gets 300k Views in 10 Hours and Deserves Them
There are plenty of overnight YouTube hits that don’t really deserve their flash in the pan. A backflip gone wrong. A toddler saying something close to the word “fuck” over and over again. We watch. We know. We forget. Comedian Brent Pella’s commentary on Spirit Air... [Read More]
New Comic Gets 300k Views in 10 Hours and Deserves Them
There are plenty of overnight YouTube hits that don’t really deserve their flash in the pan. A backflip gone wrong. A toddler saying something close to the word “fuck” over and over again. We watch. We know. We forget. Comedian Brent Pella’s commentary on Spirit Air... [Read More]