SXSW announces 2015 Comedy Lineup including Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, and NBC’s “Undateable”
Comedy has become a force to be reckoned with more so now than ever and SXSW, widely known as a heavy player in the music industry, has been doing its part to serve the comedy community and its universe over the last eight years by hosting hundreds of acclaimed performers, and un... [Read More]
Read a New Oral History of the Upright Citizens Brigade
by Megh Wright Uproxx has a brand new oral history of the Upright Citizens Brigade out today, and it's a fantastic in-depth look at the theatre founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts that's grown into the ultimate comedy institution and home of countless successful film and... [Read More]
UCB Comedy’s “Last Two People on Earth” from Brinkman
Rarely would I suggest that you watch something starting with episode 2, but in this case I feel it’s better to go 2, 1, 3, 4, 5 6. Pretend the first episode is the prequel. My reasoning… it’s how I did it, accidentally. And I love this show. The story follows the Last Two People ... [Read More]
Shout! Factory TV launches new streaming entertainment site
Shout! Factory TV launched today as a new free streaming service offering cult comedy favorites, from stand-up specials to sitcoms to movies, all available on your computer, cell phone, tablet or TV (via Roku app). The programming comes culled and curated from the company's Shout! Factory, as well a... [Read More]
Watch: “PACT” Webseries from UCB Comedy team Brinkman
Love this concept. Three childhood friends make a silly suicide pact… but 18 years later one of them actually goes through with it. Now what? Here’s a cool webseries from the UCB comedy team Brinkman. Enjoy. Watch: “PACT” Webseries from UCB Comedy team Brinkman appeared firs... [Read More]
Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD dance out their problems courtesy of UCB Sia parody video
The NYPD and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio dance out their problems in this parody of Sia’s Elastic Heart video from Pocketwatch courtesy of UCB. Enjoy. Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD dance out their problems courtesy of UCB Sia parody video appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedian Connor Ratliff got stuck on a train for hours, live tweeted his descent into madness
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to descend into madness? If so, comedian Connor Ratliff can help you understand through his twitter feed. Ratliff, took the train this morning, which would prove to give him one of the roughest rides of his life. His train was stuck on the tracks for ov... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will executive produce The Chris Gethard Show for Fusion
"We love what you do and we're proud to be a part of it." -- That was Will Ferrell, calling in to the final live episode of The Chris Gethard Show on public-access Manhattan Neighborhood Network last week. So Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will join Gethard as executive producers of TCGS when it make... [Read More]
The Chris Gethard Show graduating from MNN cable access to Fusion cable channel in April
The final episode of The Chris Gethard Show on MNN -- Manhattan Neighborhood Network's municipal access channel -- opened tonight with the big announcement: When TCGS returns from its next hiatus in April, it'll do so as a weekly series on Fusion. "Yes, we're still going to book cool musical guests,... [Read More]
Slate’s take on comedy power players behind the scenes
Chris Wade produced this video piece for Slate on four of the people he thinks you should know in comedy who you may not always see in front of the camera. Who'd he pick out? Jonathan Krisel, writer/producer/director on such projects as IFC's Portlandia, Comedy Central's Kroll Show, SNL digital shor... [Read More]