Review: Def Comedy Jam 25, on Netflix
What does it mean to be black in America? I cannot pretend to truly know myself, but I can turn to my friends with empathy and listen to them, put myself in their shoes. A full generation before Black Lives Matter, Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan were making sure black comedians mattered by giving t... [Read More]
The Ghosts of ‘Fuller House’
Critics were understandably put off by Fuller House’s first season, which was packed full of in-jokes and meta gags for fans of Full House who had also not matured in any way since 1995. It can be difficult to describe what was enjoyable about Full House without relying on the obvious: it was ... [Read More]
The Ghosts of ‘Fuller House’
Critics were understandably put off by Fuller House’s first season, which was packed full of in-jokes and meta gags for fans of Full House who had also not matured in any way since 1995. It can be difficult to describe what was enjoyable about Full House without relying on the obvious: it was ... [Read More]
Netflix Adds a Standup Special from Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans is the latest comedian to get his own Netflix standup special. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wayans will tape a standup special for the streaming network sometime this fall in Washington DC. A premiere date for the special has not yet been revealed. Wayans, meanwhile, is current... [Read More]
Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, and More to Star in Netflix Comedy ‘The Last Laugh’
Netflix has a new movie in the works with Chevy Chase set to star. Variety reports that Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, Andie MacDowell, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell have all joined the cast of The Last Laugh, an upcoming Netflix original movie. Here’s the logline for the mo... [Read More]
Review: Jerry Seinfeld, “Jerry Before Seinfeld” on Netflix
Some comedians don’t want to watch other comedians perform, for fear that it might influence what they say onstage themselves or even how they say it. I can be the same way with reading other reviews of a comedian, TV show or movie that I’m reviewing. Which is how I realize only after th... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Cedric The Entertainer, Martin Lawrence and more show up in the Def Comedy Jam 25 trailer
25 years ago Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam defined urban comedy. The show was a no-holds-barred arena to test the… MORE Dave Chappelle, Cedric The Entertainer, Martin Lawrence and more show up in the Def Comedy Jam 25 trailer appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘BoJack Horseman’ for a Fifth Season
Get ready for more BoJack. On Twitter today, the team behind BoJack Horseman announced that Netflix has officially renewed the show for a fifth season: SO, THIS HAPPENED… pic.twitter.com/ZgRcG7anIF — BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) September 21, 2017 Season 4 premiered earlier this mo... [Read More]
Natasha Lyonne starring in own Netflix comedy series thanks to Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland
Netflix has ordered a new untitled 8-episode comedy series starring Natasha Lyonne and created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. The comedy will follow a young woman who’s the guest of honor at a party in New York City. “So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilli... [Read More]
Netflix Orders a Comedy Series from Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland
Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland have teamed up for a new comedy in the works at Netflix. According to Deadline, the streaming network has given an eight-episode series order to an untitled comedy (formerly titled Russian Doll) from the trio. The show will follow Lyonne’s chara... [Read More]