Italian Bred: The Laugh Button interview with Candice Guardino
Candice Guardino is a woman with many hats. Although we can’t find a picture of her wearing an actual hat, she’s still an actress, writer, singer, and comedian. A student of UCB and Second City, she’s also been trained in the areas of long and short-form improv. We recently spoke w... [Read More]
 
Comedian Erik Riviera to Tape One-Hour Comedy Special
Comedian Erik Rivera is set to tape his first stand-up comedy special Thursday, May 29. Levity Productions, the comedy powerhouse responsible for producing over 100 prime-time specials with comedians such as Jamie Foxx, Jeff Dunham, Daniel Tosh, Tracy Morgan, Billy Gardell, Amy Schumer, Jim Breuer a... [Read More]
 
Above Average and UCB Comedy Are Partnering Up
by Bradford Evans Web video makers Above Average and UCB Comedy are teaming up. Above Average announced today that UCB Comedy is becoming an official partner of the Above Average network and that the two entities will now co-produce new sketch videos to appear on Above Average's YouTube channel and ... [Read More]
 
Neil Patrick Harris ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ Curse Shocking? Why Broadway Star Yelled At Interrupting Fan During Musical
Did Neil Patrick Harris really curse at a fan during Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Well, sort of. According to Page Six, one female audience member got a bit too excited during last Saturday’s performance of the Broadway musical, which features Harris in drag as the titular character. The lady ye... [Read More]
 
SiriusXM to throw celebration at Carolines in honor of 20 years of ‘The Opie & Anthony Show’
Satellite radio provider SiriusXM’s just announced that beloved radio show, The Opie & Anthony Show will be celebrating the show’s 20th year on the air with fellow comics and fans. The hosts that share the it’s namesake, Greg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia will wil... [Read More]
 
The strength to keep going and tell his story: John Leguizamo on his fifth HBO special, “Ghetto Klown”
“I reveal all these things about my career, to inspire. I read that 40 percent of Latin kids drop out of high school. And that’s a tragedy in this country. And I know how they feel because I felt the same way. And why is that? That’s just because you don’t feel like you belon... [Read More]
 
'A Confederacy of Dunces' Is Being Turned Into a Play That's Aiming for Broadway
by Bradford Evans After three decades of failed attempts at a movie adaptation, the late John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces is being developed into a play that producers are looking to take to Broadway, Variety reports. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Broadway musi... [Read More]
 
Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea
by Megh Wright During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film: When they first talked about a second Anchor... [Read More]
 
'Scrubs' Is Getting the Broadway Musical Treatment
by Megh Wright A desire to reboot Clone High isn't the only truth bomb Bill Lawrence dropped in his EW interview yesterday. The Scrubs creator also confirmed that there's a Scrubs Broadway musical on the way. While Lawrence said Zach Braff will not star in the production, he did say there's a possib... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers
by Erik Voss Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last... [Read More]