Sophie Willan: ‘The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten? A leftover blob of MDMA’
The comedian, writer and author on the things that make her laugh the mostNot the Nine O’Clock News is timeless. My favourite one is Gerald the Gorilla with Rowan Atkinson. It’s genius, silly stuff. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Nathan Fielder shows how you can hack the Emmy voting process
Nathan Fielder has proven quite successful at manipulating the media and business worlds, often at the same time, through his Comedy Central series Nathan For You. Now he’s potentially really outdone himself. And that’s saying something considering his most recent season finale. Because ... [Read More]
Nathan Fielder shows how you can hack the Emmy voting process
Nathan Fielder has proven quite successful at manipulating the media and business worlds, often at the same time, through his Comedy Central series Nathan For You. Now he’s potentially really outdone himself. And that’s saying something considering his most recent season finale. Because ... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter
Lineup for 71st edition includes hard-hitting debuts and plenty of nostalgia An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue Peter, ... [Read More]
NYC comedy club The Stand is temporarily closing its doors, relocating to larger venue
One of the best comedy clubs in NYC is closing its doors, but only for a brief period of time… MORE NYC comedy club The Stand is temporarily closing its doors, relocating to larger venue appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedy Tips: How To Beat Writer’s Block
You should be writing every day. How are you going to get better as a new comic if you don’t have new material? Why can’t I think of anything funny? This is the type of unnecessary pressure you put on yourself to come up with new bits. It’s not just you. Everyone goes thr... [Read More]
The Stand comedy club moving this summer from Gramercy to Union Square
Comedy clubs may come and go in New York City, usually arriving with fanfare and disappearing without much notice. It’s a tough business. Tougher when the rents are so damn high. The Stand stands out as one of the more successful comedy club openings of the decade. Opened in September 2012 by ... [Read More]
Pieter-Dirk Uys review – South African satirist relives his apartheid clashes
Soho theatre, LondonUys delivers an engaging memoir about his life, from 1940s Cape Town to a regime-mocking drag actPart memoir, part nostalgia trip for white South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new monologue is a world away from the arch satirical turns with which he made his – or rather... [Read More]