Erik Griffin Digs Deep
Erik Griffin is a workaholic. Workaholics, the show that introduced him to a broader audience with his portrayal of Montez Walker, recently ended its seventh and final season. But Griffin is keeping himself on the radar this summer with his role in I’m Dying Up Here and his first hour-long com... [Read More]
Erik Griffin Digs Deep
Erik Griffin is a workaholic. Workaholics, the show that introduced him to a broader audience with his portrayal of Montez Walker, recently ended its seventh and final season. But Griffin is keeping himself on the radar this summer with his role in I’m Dying Up Here and his first hour-long com... [Read More]
A Look Back at ‘Veep’s Sixth Season with Showrunner David Mandel
As you probably have heard, Selina Meyer, as played to perfection by Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is gearing up for another presidential run. Her increasingly diminishing political legacy has been boosted, ironically, by the unending incompetence of her former White House Press Secretary Mike Mc... [Read More]
Inside Season 2 of ‘Wrecked’ with Brian Sacca
If you think acting is a job for soft, pampered elites, you should know that actor Brian Sacca got sunburned on his eyeballs while shooting the TBS series Wrecked. Now in its second season, Wrecked is basically the comedy version of Lost. Sacca, best known for his web series Fact Checkers Unit and h... [Read More]
Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice Levels Up
Comedy Central’s newest half-hour standup series, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, continues this Sunday night at 11/10c with up-and-coming Chicago comedian Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice. Nesh is a relatively young comic, having spent just a little over five years onstage. She ran ... [Read More]
Netflix Renews Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People’ for a Second Season
Justin Simien’s 2014 film-turned-Netflix series will return for another season. According to The Wrap, the streaming network has officially renewed Dear White People for a second season. Simien revealed the news during a panel today at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, confirming that produ... [Read More]
From UCB to ‘The House’ with Rob Huebel
Rob Huebel is maybe a quintessential “right place, right time” example for an aspiring comedian. The place was New York and the time was the late ‘90s, and Huebel was a 27-year-old “struggling wannabe comedian” who hadn’t quite found his specialty yet in the comed... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler: The Ultimate Comedy Team
Other than a mere year of overlap on Saturday Night Live (which produced one of the greatest sketches of all time, “Short Shorts for the USA”) and mostly isolated screen time in the no-one-knows-what-it-means-but-it’s-provocative Blades of Glory, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have n... [Read More]
Talking ‘Baby Driver’ and the Art of Visual Comedy with Edgar Wright
Few mainstream filmmakers treat the full range of cinema as their playground quite like Edgar Wright does. With each film he releases, the British director (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) —known for his innovative yet playful visual language — pushes the boundaries of wh... [Read More]
“People of Earth” returns to TBS on July 24th with new cast member Nasim Pedrad
TBS hit People of Earth is returning for a second season, and the off-kilter comedy – produced by Conan O’Brien… MORE “People of Earth” returns to TBS on July 24th with new cast member Nasim Pedrad appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]