“Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery” is Norm MacDonald’s antidote to overly analytical comedy
In the era of non-stop entertainment coverage, dissecting the frog of comedy has never been more popular. There are literally thousands… MORE “Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery” is Norm MacDonald’s antidote to overly analytical comedy appeared first on The ... [Read More]
Dwayne Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” wrapping season 42 and 3 cast members
Here it is! The season 42 finale of Saturday Night Live. This season brought a bunch of stylistic changes even… MORE Dwayne Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” wrapping season 42 and 3 cast members appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
How ‘Speechless’ Perfectly Balances Authenticity and Humor
When it comes to comedies, ABC has distinguished itself by having one of the most inclusive slate of shows on network TV. Speechless has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for its depiction of a child with cerebral palsy (starring an actor who lives with the disorder in real life). But as imp... [Read More]
I Loved ‘I Love Dick’
I once attended a Q&A with Chris Kraus, the author of I Love Dick. She was promoting her biography of Kathy Acker, a work she undertook at least partially because she didn’t like Acker. It struck me as a particularly selfish act. But here I am choosing to write a review of the TV show [&he... [Read More]
I Loved ‘I Love Dick’
I once attended a Q&A with Chris Kraus, the author of I Love Dick. She was promoting her biography of Kathy Acker, a work she undertook at least partially because she didn’t like Acker. It struck me as a particularly selfish act. But here I am choosing to write a review of the TV show [&he... [Read More]
Review: Tracy Morgan, “Staying Alive” on Netflix
I saw Tracy Morgan headline twice in 2016 near the beginning and the end of his “Picking Up the Pieces” tour: March at SXSW in Austin, Texas; then November at Carnegie Hall in NYC for the New York Comedy Festival. As I write in my official review of Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive on Netflix... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald and the Art of the Contradiction
Probably the greatest significance of Norm Macdonald’s new Netflix standup special Hitler’s Dog comes with the sparklingly succinct way Macdonald answers the industry’s political correctness controversies, at least from a comedian’s perspective, by situating some of the most ... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald and the Art of the Contradiction
Probably the greatest significance of Norm Macdonald’s new Netflix standup special Hitler’s Dog comes with the sparklingly succinct way Macdonald answers the industry’s political correctness controversies, at least from a comedian’s perspective, by situating some of the most ... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy Joins the ‘SNL’ Five-Timers Club
After a season full of her show-stopping Sean Spicer cameos – and after video emerged last week of her, in character, cruising around NYC on a motorized podium – there was no doubt that Melissa McCarthy would be the perfect host to help wind down this season of Saturday Night Live. And w... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and joined the five timer’s club
Every time it’s announced that Melissa McCarthy will host Saturday Night Live we get excited. Because, in a very brief… MORE Melissa McCarthy hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and joined the five timer’s club appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]