Review: DeRay Davis, “How to be Black” on Netflix
I’m behind on my Empire watching, so I must confess I couldn’t tell you what DeRay Davis did on the FOX drama about hip-hop, but after watching his first Netflix special, I learned just how many other projects he had popped up in the background of over the years. The bit of his that pops... [Read More]
Review: Judah Friedlander, “America is the Greatest Country in the United States” on Netflix
If you remember Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock, you likely remember his customized joke hats. For his onstage character in stand-up comedy, Friedlander’s always dressed in the same uniform: Yellow T-shirt, black windbreaker jacket over it, with a red-white-and-blue hat, all of which emblazoned... [Read More]
Review: Jack Whitehall, “At Large” on Netflix
You haven’t been seeing double on your Netflix menus this autumn. Jack Whitehall does have two different, yet related projects on the streaming platform. One is a semi-scripted travelogue spoof, Travels With My Father, and if you watch that first, it might help you laugh at Whitehall’s s... [Read More]
Review: Patton Oswalt, “Annihilation” on Netflix
Patton Oswalt personal and professional lives have seen their highest highs and lowest lows over the past year and a half. Oswalt lost his wife suddenly and unexpectedly, and received a Grammy nomination the next day (which he’d later win, as well as an Emmy for the same special). He and his y... [Read More]
Chappelle, Hart, Seinfeld top comedy nominations for 2017 Grammys
This morning the Grammy nominations were announced and the list of comedy names earning noms are some of the biggest… MORE Chappelle, Hart, Seinfeld top comedy nominations for 2017 Grammys appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Watch a teaser for Craig Ferguson’s new Netflix stand-up special
Netflix is ending its year on a strong note with a stacked handful of stand-up comedy specials. Kicking of the… MORE Watch a teaser for Craig Ferguson’s new Netflix stand-up special appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Craig Ferguson’s Netflix Standup Special ‘Tickle Fight’
Craig Ferguson heads to Netflix next month with a brand new standup special, and today the streaming network released the trailer. Titled Tickle Fight, the special follows Ferguson as he discusses “’70s porn, Japanese toilets and his mildly crime-filled days as a talk show host,” a... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ for Another Season
MST3K is sticking around at Netflix for at least another season. The renewal for the series, which was brought back thanks to Joel Hodgson’s Kickstarter campaign launched back in 2015, was made official during the MST3K Turkey Day marathon on Shout! Factory last week, which you can check ... [Read More]
7 family-friendly Netflix comedy specials to watch on Thanksgiving
Hanging with your family on Thanksgiving can be stressful. Whether it be the food prep, discussing politics, or just how… MORE 7 family-friendly Netflix comedy specials to watch on Thanksgiving appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘NYT’ on the Approaching Comedy Bust: “If Comedy Is to Grow, It Needs to Be Inclusive and Open to Change”
Is the current comedy boom about to bust? Yes, and we should welcome it, according to a great new piece by Jason Zinoman over at The New York Times. Titled “Comedy Is Booming. I Can’t Wait for the Bust,” the piece analyzes both the comics who helped pave way for alt comed... [Read More]