What you need to know about IFC’s ‘Maron’
Veteran stand-up comedian and podcasting guru Marc Maron is taking his unique brand of humor to IFC this May with his single-camera sitcom, Maron. Created by and starring the comedian himself, the show revolves around his real life and his “day-to-day struggle to maintain relationships other t... [Read More]
An open love letter to Comedy
Stand-up comedy is beautiful. Killing in a night club is like orchestrating a symphony or painting a beautiful picture. Sometimes it’s also like a dude telling jokes about his dick to total strangers for money. For the moment I’d like to reflect on w... [Read More]
LaughFest photo gallery with Garfunkel & Oates, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, more! (Exclusive)
For the third year in a row, I had the privilege of attending Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI, a 10-day festival featuring some of the biggest names in comedy as well as some of the best up-and-coming comics around the country. The procee... [Read More]
My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance
As I got closer to turning 30, more and more I found myself trying to figure out who I am. I went to therapy, took part in Jewish events, attended comedy seminars and studied philosophy. I thought the answers were out there and perhaps lied in the wi... [Read More]
Comedy legend Jonathan Winters dies at 87
The comedy star dimmed a bit today with the passing of comedy icon Jonathan Winters. Loved by many in the comedy community for his wit, easy going nature, and impressions. The comedian passed away of natural causes at the age of 87 in Monticeto, California. His career began by accident by entering a... [Read More]
“Joke Life” Ben Overzet’s new documentary about stand-up comedy (interview)
There’s a new documentary about stand-up comedy in the works and it’s called Joke Life. Director Ben Overzet has set out to follow the lives of three Denver comedians (Ben Roy, Sam Tallent, and Troy Baxley) in a film that explores what it’s like to be a modern-day comic. Having seen Ben Roy destroy ... [Read More]
Recess with The Laugh Button: Connor Ratliff and Shannon O’Neill
It’s Thursday and that means another episode of Recess with The Laugh Button. Today’s guests are Connor Ratliff and Shannon O’Neill. A pair of great improv players from NY’s UCB Theatre. We talked about everything from Connor’s attempt at a 2014 Winter Olympic bid and t... [Read More]
Julia Sweeney in her own words (audio)
Julia Sweeney is best known as the iconic androgynous character Pat on Saturday Night Live running from 1990 to 1994. What you may or may not know is that she’s also an extremely successful “monologist,” voiceover actress and writer for shows such as Sex and the City and Desperate ... [Read More]
Dispatches from the first annual Jersey City Comedy Festival
The backyard to the TLB Towers happens to be Jersey City. So when we heard there was going to be a Jersey City Comedy Festival there was no way we were going to miss out on our chance to catch some sets around the corner. It was the first year of the event so we [...]Dispatches from the first annual... [Read More]
Recess with The Laugh Button: Eugene Mirman
Recess with The Laugh Button rolls on from Recess Arcade Bar in Austin, TX. This time around, we caught up with the one and only Eugene Mirman to talk about life, comedy, Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his latest stand-up special, An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory.Recess ... [Read More]