AMC wants to be funny, announces comedy projects from Seth Rogen, Wyatt Cenac, John Leguizamo
AMC, popularly known for its award-winning dramas like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, wants to expand its programming to include serious comedy contenders. During its upfront presentation to advertisers, the network announced that it’s given the green light to its first original comedy series, We H... [Read More]
The strength to keep going and tell his story: John Leguizamo on his fifth HBO special, “Ghetto Klown”
“I reveal all these things about my career, to inspire. I read that 40 percent of Latin kids drop out of high school. And that’s a tragedy in this country. And I know how they feel because I felt the same way. And why is that? That’s just because you don’t feel like you belon... [Read More]
John Leguizamo: Tales From a Ghetto Klown (review)
The comedic one-man (or one-woman) show is sort of the bastard offspring of stand-up comedy and legit theater, and often struggles to be classified as one or the other. Performers like Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin and Martin Short tour the country playing both performing-arts centers and casino show... [Read More]
Details About Rick Newman’s New Comedy Theatre In Manhattan
Rick Newman, the man responsible for Catch A Rising Star, which he opened in Manhattan at the end of 1972, has been a good friend of mine for many years, and he gave me this inside scoop which I will share with you Laugh Button readers. Rick and his partner, Peter Martin, have undertaken a [...] ... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn, John Leguizamo up for Drama Desk Awards for their one-man shows
Several comedians have done Broadway and off-Broadway this season, and the Drama Desk Awards took notice, with three earning nominations today for "Outstanding Solo Performance" for their one-man shows.. [Read More]
John Leguizamo’s One-Man Show Is Coming To Broadway
Colombian-American actor and comedian John Leguizamo is returning to Broadway with his new one-man show “Ghetto Clown.”  It will open on March 22 at the Lyceum Theatre.. [Read More]
John Leguizamo Klass Klown (review) - Montreal Just for Laughs 2010
John Leguizamo takes us on a tour of his life, from his childhood, his first marriage, his bit parts in movies, right through to present day. A troubled life that could have been déjà-vu but that ends up being fresh and memorable. The characters he inhabits throughout his show from his father to Al Pacino are fascinating. We relish in the insider's account of movie stars and directors that we know from the big screen. [Read More]
W. KAMAU BELL TAKES MANHATTAN
nAfter a successful run as part of the 7th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, the premier festival for solo performers in New York City, W. Kamau Bell’s critically acclaimed solo show, The W. Kamau Bel... [Read More]