Review: W. Kamau Bell “Private School Negro” on Netflix
A decade ago, W. Kamau Bell promised to end racism in an hour, titling his touring one-man show that to bring the audience in and leave them laughing. We’re not laughing so much now in 2018, when racism remains an American problem by its own birth and historical circumstances. Nevertheless, Be... [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby “Nanette” on Netflix
I made a point not to go back and look at my review of Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette from when I saw it live onstage in New York City just a few months ago, either before, during or after watching the version she filmed for Netflix back in Sydney. Now I will. Seeing Gadsby live and […] [Read More]
Review: “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life” on Netflix
Aptly titled. Oh, you want more? Fine. Steve Martin Short fits even better. But An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life definitely fits the bill, as I sit here a month and a half later and cannot tell you much of what transpired, even if I do see I saved a photo […] [Read More]
Review: Tig Notaro “Happy To Be Here” on Netflix
I’ve read more than one thinkpiece (please don’t try that at home or anywhere else, for that matter) that compared Hannah Gadsby’s brilliant one-woman show, Nanette, to Tig Notaro’s performance at Largo when she first revealed she had cancer. All of which only makes me apprec... [Read More]
Review: Ali Wong, “Hard Knock Wife,” on Netflix
I can’t tell you how many acquaintances of mine have asked me about Ali Wong in the past couple of years. No, wait. Actually, I can tell you how many. ALL OF THEM. Wong burst into the mainstream as the first comedian to become an “overnight sensation” thanks to Netflix with the rel... [Read More]
Review: Hari Kondabolu, “Warn Your Relatives” on Netflix
If you had told me 11 years ago that the quiet guy in the condo Shane Mauss let me crash in during the final HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen would turn out to be comedy giant-killer, I may never have believed you. But I’ve enjoyed watching Hari Kondabolu’s comedy and career blossom ... [Read More]
Review: John Mulaney, “Kid Gorgeous” on Netflix
John Mulaney is one of the best stand-up comedians working today. Although probably not today as it’s a holiday, but you get it. And even if you don’t get it, and need all the qualifiers, Mulaney definitely probably is the best cis heterosexual privileged white male in the stand-up trade... [Read More]
An intimate evening with Ilana Glazer (and friends)
A month ago, the 31-year-old Broad City co-star Ilana Glazer announced she would be doing two solo stand-up performances as… MORE An intimate evening with Ilana Glazer (and friends) appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Donald Glover Loves Singing, Hates Shirts on ‘SNL’
It’s officially festival season, the time of year where celebrities appear next to each other completely out of context. Do you need to see a picture of Shania Twain, Nicki Minaj, and Timothée Chalamet hanging out? I got you. This episode of SNL provided an equally surreal meet-up. Duri... [Read More]
Review: Kevin James, “Never Don’t Give Up,” on Netflix
Say what you will about Kevin James. I did in my review of his new Netflix special, Never Don’t Give Up, over on No matter what you think of his comedy, or his choices of material (I can’t bring myself to watch Kevin Can Wait, although I have somehow seen both of the Paul [&... [Read More]