Netflix orders Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley to ‘Fix’ topical problems
The Fix is in at Netflix. Yes, groan all you want. Then ask comedians Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley to fix that, too. The streaming platform has announced it has ordered up 10 episodes of a topical panel show starring the three comedians — Carr will host, while Ryan and Hughley c... [Read More]
2018 Montreal New Faces contenders will get TV credits thanks to new Amazon Prime docuseries
If you were wondering how in the heck New Faces would matter in Montreal once ICM bought a stake in Just For Laughs, here’s a new one for you: Even the comedians who don’t get New Faces this year might get TV credits! Amazon announced today it’s filming a six-episode docuseries in ... [Read More]
Watch Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan send video messages of hope to their younger selves
May may have been mental health awareness month, but if the first half of June has reminded us, even celebrities need to be reminded they are loved. Anyone can suffer from depression. All of us need to take care of ourselves mentally as well as physically. The Child Mind Institute has featured ... [Read More]
Principato-Young management/production firm rebrands as Artists First
Principato-Young Entertainment, no longer young with the departure of co-founder Paul Young last summer, has rebranded as Artists First. Peter Principato remains in charge. The firm has 21 managers, and projects including current TV series blackish, grownish and The Last O.G. “On behalf of my ... [Read More]
The Comedy Store establishes Comedian Assistance Fund, with assigned MPTF social worker
In the wake of Mitzi Shore’s death two months ago, The Comedy Store has partnered with the Motion Picture & Television Fund to create a Comedians Assistance Fund. The MPTF, based in Southern California, is devoted toward helping elderly members of show business age with dignity. The C... [Read More]
The Comedy Studio raising funds for its move into new home in Somerville
The Comedy Studio, for more than 20 years the home of up-and-coming voices in the Boston comedy scene from the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant in Harvard Square, is in the process of moving into its very own space in neighboring Somerville, Mass. The comedy club launched an Indiegogo fundrai... [Read More]
The Comedy Studio raising funds for its move into new home in Somerville
The Comedy Studio, for more than 20 years the home of up-and-coming voices in the Boston comedy scene from the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant in Harvard Square, is in the process of moving into its very own space in neighboring Somerville, Mass. The comedy club launched an Indiegogo fundrai... [Read More]
Would you pay a yearly fee to see stand-up comedy? Stand Up NY thinks you might
In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to pay a flat fee for our entertainment. Some of it being… MORE Would you pay a yearly fee to see stand-up comedy? Stand Up NY thinks you might appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
New biography, documentary explore the life and death of Robin Williams
Is there ever an appropriate time to look back at the life and legacy of Robin Williams without feeling sad at how it all ended? Whether you’re a “too soon” sort of person or not, this summer you’re getting two chances to remember Robin, with a new HBO documentary and a biogr... [Read More]
New biography, documentary explore the life and death of Robin Williams
Is there ever an appropriate time to look back at the life and legacy of Robin Williams without feeling sad at how it all ended? Whether you’re a “too soon” sort of person or not, this summer you’re getting two chances to remember Robin, with a new HBO documentary and a biogr... [Read More]