‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
Remembering Tiffany Haddish’s Heartbreaking and Hilarious Trip to ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Even more than WTF, Paul Gilmartin’s wonderful, essential podcast Mental Illness Happy Hour goes deep with its interview subjects. After a really good episode of the podcast, you f... [Read More]
Donald Glover Loves Singing, Hates Shirts on ‘SNL’
It’s officially festival season, the time of year where celebrities appear next to each other completely out of context. Do you need to see a picture of Shania Twain, Nicki Minaj, and Timothée Chalamet hanging out? I got you. This episode of SNL provided an equally surreal meet-up. Duri... [Read More]
Wendy Steiner (@wendyasteiner) Likes Bagels and Confidence
Wendy Steiner is a Brooklyn-based Jewish-Japanese comic. While the Los Angeles suburbs raised her, living in San Francisco and New York really aged her. Her comedic style can be described as dry warmth, which would really make more sense if she was from Arizona. She’s a set-up-punchline kind o... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable Television with ‘Acceptable.TV’
The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media tie-ins, every book a video trailer, every TV show a second screen experience. For just a moment, imagine a strange, distant land called “Cable TV in 2007... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Neil Casey on ‘The Need to Fail’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Neil Casey on ‘The Need to Fail’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]