@Rachel_Sennott on Being Personal, Snarky, and Wanting to Be Liked
Rachel Sennott is a New York-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on HBO’s High Maintenance and in Shiva Baby, a film premiering at SXSW this year. She runs two monthly comedy shows, Puke Fest and Ur Gonna Slp Rlly Well Tonight. One is a charity show and the other is a drinking [... [Read More]
Approaching Standup and Acting from the Inside Out with Aparna Nancherla
When life gives her low-key anxiety, Aparna Nancherla makes lemonade. As a comedian and actor she has molded a successful career from her anxiety, depression, and general weirdness, gaining popularity by just being herself, neuroses and all. 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Nancherla, who can... [Read More]
Can we just have a comedy category at The Oscars already?
No really, can we? While anyone outside of Hollywood doesn’t really take awards too seriously, they do, in many ways,… MORE Can we just have a comedy category at The Oscars already? appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘The Onion’ Debuts ‘A Very Fatal Murder’
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]
Guy Branum Remains Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations
Guy Branum has seen a lot and worn many different hats in his comedy career, which dates back to the early 2000s. He’s written for and appeared in shows for Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately, Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project, and W. Kamau Bell on Totally Biased. Branum is also a standup, havi... [Read More]
Richard Pryor’s widow confirms her husband’s sexual relationship with Marlon Brando
Stop what you’re doing right now and read the Vulture interview with Quincy Jones. It’s one of the most honest… MORE Richard Pryor’s widow confirms her husband’s sexual relationship with Marlon Brando appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Richard Pryor’s widow confirms his sexual relationship with Marlon Brando
Stop what you’re doing right now and read the Vulture interview with Quincy Jones. It’s one of the most honest… MORE Richard Pryor’s widow confirms his sexual relationship with Marlon Brando appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘Boyfriend Rock’ Is a Wednesday Gift
Bridgid Ryan’s Boyfriend Rock is a well-produced music video with a perfect folk rock melody. That polish, though, is just preamble to the core genius of a small (literally and figuratively) core joke oriented at the center of a homograph that made me laugh out loud. Take a watc... [Read More]
Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’
Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage included comedy, songs, impersonations, wrest... [Read More]
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content.  Hours after CEO Mike F... [Read More]