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]
Maz Jobrani Gets Ready for Stockholm at the Wilbur
Maz Jobrani plays the Wilbur Saturday There are a handful of cities where most comedy specials are taped, the big two being New York and Los Angeles. Maz Jobrani will be tuning up Saturday at the Wilbur for taping his next special next week in... ... [Read More]
Toronto: The Carnegie Hall Show’s Second City Housewarming
The Carnegie Hall Show feels like a major event on any given night. But when the popular Toronto variety show kicked off its monthly residency at its new venue on Friday night – and that venue was Second City – it was safe to expect the bar to be raised. The h... [Read More]
Louis C.K.’s Beacon Theatre Web Special Nets $500K
Comedian Louis C.K’s web special debuted last weekend and the results are good for his fans, but not for his pockets. While it was cheaper for all of us to view (since he produced it), it made him less money than he would have typically profite... [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]
Greg Giraldo benefit to be held at comedian’s alma mater
Hot on the heels of last week’s huge benefit show at the Beacon Theater in New York for the family of Greg Giraldo, comes a two-night celebration of the well-loved comedian– this time, it’s going down at Columbia University, Greg... [Read More]
Benefit for Greg Giraldo's Kids Slated for February 9
In anticipation of the upcoming benefit for Greg Giraldo's family, Splitsider has an excellent piece courtesy of writer Larry Getlen. Getlen sits down with Jesse Joyce and Jim Norton to rehash the more difficult times in Giraldo's life, as ... [Read More]
Stellar Cast Makes Fun Of “Celebrity Autobiography.”
It’s always entertaining to make fun of celebrities. It’s even better when celebrities do it themselves. And if snow is not an issue for you, then head to New Heaven, Connecticut... [Read More]
London’s Soho Theatre seeks stand-up star | Chortle
London’s Soho Theatre has launched a talent hunt for new young stand-ups. The winner of the One Night Stand-Up competition, sponsored by Durex, wins a package that includes £1,000 in cash and mentorship from Steve Marmion, the venue’s creative director. Entries opened today, with comic hopefuls aged 18 to 35 invited to upload 60-second clips of themselves onto YouTube, then email their full name, address, date of birth, age, occupation and daytime telephone number to onenightstandup@sohotheatre.... [Read More]
“The Russell Brand Show” Premieres Thanksgiving Weekend
Help Change The World - One Laugh At A Time! More »SIRIUS XM is getting ready to launch a new show hosted by actor/comedian Russell Brand. “The Russell Brand Show” will offer  uncensored version, available for the first ... [Read More]