EXCLUSIVE preview: Jim Gaffigan takes over Pandora Comedy in honor of Cinco
With the release of his latest album Cinco, Jim Gaffigan continues to spread his everyman comedy to the world. So, it’s no surprise he’s set to to begin a national tour — dubbed the Noble Ape Tour — that begins July 14 in Hershey, PA and continues through December. ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Chris Gethard Meets a Deaf ‘Beautiful/Anonymous’ Fan
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]
Talking Shit with the Sklar Brothers
The Sklar Brothers have been talking a lot of shit lately. Literally. The duo are the executive producers of a new documentary about bowel movements called Poop Talk, which debuts tonight at the Lower East Side Film Festival in New York. The film is an open and earnest look at, well, pooping, featur... [Read More]
When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow
When the media takes down a comedian, we all lose. When the hubbub of Twitter firestarters and talking heads are starting… MORE When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow
When the media takes down a comedian, we all lose. When the hubbub of Twitter firestarters and talking heads are starting… MORE When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Anthony Gaskins & Carl Foreman, Jr.? You Should Know
A web series about two teachers at a fancy New York middle school? Sure. Sounds like a web series. Frank & Lamar is that. It’s on IFC’s digital incubator, Comedy Crib, and features actors from the UCB community and is the right length for a web series, and appears on the web. Ye... [Read More]
Jim Jefferies Joins the Political Late Night Marathon
In the last ten years Jim Jefferies has been making a slow shift from booze-fueled raunch to slightly-more-sober social commentary. The shift became undeniable in Jefferies’ 2014 special Bare, which featured his 15-minute bit on gun control, a bit that continues to pop back into circulation ev... [Read More]
Breaking Down the Role of Each Belcher on ‘Bob’s Burgers’
In a 2008 interview, Kerri Kenney described her role on Reno 911! thusly: Certain characters’ job is to move things along. Tom [Lennon]’s job, as a character [Lt. Dangle], is to keep things moving. He’s the boss he’s got to keep things on track. My job is to stop things in th... [Read More]
For Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, ‘Oh, Hello’ Is Just the Beginning
Broadway on the small screen is generally limited to a Billy Crystal one-man show on HBO or those videos your high school English teacher would put on when they just couldn’t deal anymore. And it makes sense — the theatrical experience is hard to capture, and long-running shows are wary ... [Read More]
What Is Considered a Fireable Comedy Offense in 2017?
The Friday before last, I noticed that my Twitter feed was suddenly really mad at Bill Maher. This wasn’t exactly anything new; he caught the ire of many people earlier this year when he had “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos on his show, and in general, courting controversy is k... [Read More]