The comedy winners and losers from the 2013 Emmy Awards
Did you happen to catch the Emmy Awards last night? Death won a lot of awards (rimshot!). Though the night seemed to have a somber mood with lots of tributes to dead people, songs about dead people, and news reports about the death of JFK, there were shining moments and a lot of them were […]... [Read More]
All the Interesting Comedy Stuff that Happened at the Emmys
by Elise Czajkowski The zillionth annual Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and we weeded through the three-hour ceremony to pull anything interesting related to comedy that happened. Below, please find a full list of comedy winners and nominees from the ceremony (which is available in... [Read More]
Dick Cavett's Semi-Serious Talk with Graham Chapman
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Talking to Kathleen Madigan About Her New Standup Special, How Her Shows Are Like Bar Conversations, and Why She's Not Part of the Scene
by Elise Czajkowski A 25-year veteran of standup, Kathleen Madigan may be one of the most consistently great storytellers in comedy. Her third standup special, Madigan Again, premiered earlier this month on Netflix and will be available for download later this the year. She can also be seen on ... [Read More]
J-L Cauvin: Keep My Enemies Closer
Comedy has way of explaining everyday life that is more understandable. Sometimes things don’t add up or make sense, and a person is left to wonder why. If you’re stand-up comedian J-L Cauvin, comedy helps you realize why, and the results can be quite funny. The former assistant district... [Read More]
Greg Warren: Running Out of Time
New Yorkers can share similar stories on the day to day experiences of living in the Big Apple. Like the quote from the movie and TV series The Naked City, New York City has over 8 million stories at any given time. When New York comedians meet up, they not only have stories to tell but can make the... [Read More]
Ralph Garman in his own words
Ralph Garman is probably best known for his voice work on Family Guy, as the host of The Joe Schmo Show or co-host of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast with film director Kevin Smith. But did you know he did an interview with The Laugh Button? How could you?! We recently spoke with Mr. Garman on [&hel... [Read More]
Sorry, NBC: Fox Is Now the Home of Critically Acclaimed, Smart Comedies
by Bradford Evans "Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we'd ultimately like going forward," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters at a press tour last summer before the start of the 2012-2013 TV season. He added that those... [Read More]
Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him
by Bradford Evans Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing T... [Read More]
'New Girl' Returns with a Tricky But Stellar Season Premiere
by Dan Nosowitz The first episode of New Girl's third season is so good, so funny and weird and frantic and heartfelt that it's easy to forget what a tough episode it must have been to write. Last season the show finally moved beyond its original, not very enticing pitch in which Zooey Deschanel pla... [Read More]