Smart, Funny And Giant Hands: Serial Optimist Interviews Alonzo Bodden
I met Alonzo Bodden when he was a panelist on “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” And by met, I mean I asked to take a picture with him and stood [...]Author informationMonique MadridWest Coast Editor at Serial OptimistMonique Madrid is an LA via Chicago comedian, writer and actor. You can... [Read More]
Talking to Eugene Mirman About The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, 'Bob's Burgers', and the NYC Standup Scene
by Bradford Evans It's going to be an exciting weekend for Eugene Mirman. Not only is Bob's Burgers, the Fox animated comedy he lends his voice to, returning for its fourth season Sunday night, but also the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is happening in New York from Thurs... [Read More]
Talking to Kathleen Madigan About Her New Standup Special, How Her Shows Are Like Bar Conversations, and Why She's Not Part of the Scene
by Elise Czajkowski A 25-year veteran of standup, Kathleen Madigan may be one of the most consistently great storytellers in comedy. Her third standup special, Madigan Again, premiered earlier this month on Netflix and will be available for download later this the year. She can also be seen on ... [Read More]
Ten Questions with Eli Braden
Eli Braden is one of the funniest people I know. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live and is a frequent contributor to the Howard Stern Show. Braden’s music, which is many times X-rated, never fails to make me laugh. Nor do his top-notch tweets. He is currently selling his entire comedy song c... [Read More]
J-L Cauvin: Keep My Enemies Closer
Comedy has way of explaining everyday life that is more understandable. Sometimes things don’t add up or make sense, and a person is left to wonder why. If you’re stand-up comedian J-L Cauvin, comedy helps you realize why, and the results can be quite funny. The former assistant district... [Read More]
Greg Warren: Running Out of Time
New Yorkers can share similar stories on the day to day experiences of living in the Big Apple. Like the quote from the movie and TV series The Naked City, New York City has over 8 million stories at any given time. When New York comedians meet up, they not only have stories to tell but can make the... [Read More]
Ralph Garman in his own words
Ralph Garman is probably best known for his voice work on Family Guy, as the host of The Joe Schmo Show or co-host of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast with film director Kevin Smith. But did you know he did an interview with The Laugh Button? How could you?! We recently spoke with Mr. Garman on [&hel... [Read More]
Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him
by Bradford Evans Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing T... [Read More]
Talking to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld About Season 2 of 'China, IL'
by Bradford Evans This weekend, Adult Swim's animated series China, IL is set to return for its second season, and for season two, the show is expanding from 15 minutes to a full half-hour, making it one of the rare Adult Swim shows to become a full-length series. Created by Brad Neely, who honed hi... [Read More]