Comedy festival and suicide prevention, Maui Comedy Festival partners with The American Federation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a serious condition that many struggle with. Things once again hit the comedy community all too close the recent death of Robin Williams. It’s in his honor that the Maui Comedy Festival has announced a partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In addition to donat... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button presents “SideOneDummy Storytellers: What Band Changed Your Life?” on November 7th
Attention readers of The Laugh Button, we’re excited to announce that on Friday, November 7th we will be presenting the first-ever New York edition of SideOneDummy Storytellers. This show usually takes place in the offices of the LA Punk Rock label SideOneDummy where label co-founder and comed... [Read More]
 
Cool thing to buy this week: “Obvious Child” video on demand
There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week. Obvious Child Amazon | iTunes Jenny... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Tom Ceraulo Anheuser-Busch’s statement on the NFL should have included the line “Recent events have been as disappointing as our beer.” Julian McCullough I used M... [Read More]
 
Stephnie Weir Is Developing a Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright Former MADtv cast member Stephnie Weir has landed a new show at ABC. Deadline reports that the network has put in development a half-hour comedy from Weir and CBS TV Studios. The untitled project follows "a Branch Manager in a Credit Union who believes he can finally shake their Podun... [Read More]
 
Oh Lord, Dan Aykroyd Wants to Create a Marvel-Style 'Ghostbusters' Universe
by Megh Wright The most recent update on the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel was the news of a possible all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig, but according to Dan Aykroyd, the future of Ghostbusters – or as he calls it, the Ghostbusters "brand" — is now much more than just a movie. A... [Read More]
 
Check Out Old Clips of Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock, and More on the Just For Laughs YouTube Channel
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of watching old clips of standups honing their craft live onstage, the new Just For Laughs YouTube channel is for you. The Montreal comedy festival recently teamed up with Maker Studios to launch the channel this afternoon, which so far features standup clips from Bill... [Read More]
 
John Swartzwelder's Failed 1996 Pilot 'Pistol Pete' Is Now Online
by Megh Wright After years of being nothing more than a "near-mythical pilot" from the great Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, the 1996 pilot episode of his unsold show Pistol Pete has been recently uploaded to YouTube. Starring Brian Doyle-Murray and Steve Kearney, Pistol Pete is set in an Old Wes... [Read More]
 
Bill Hader to host “Saturday Night Live” on October 11th
Well, ain’t this great news! Bill Hader, one of the best utility men Saturday Night Live has ever had will make his triumphant return to studio 8H on October 11th. While it was rumored that another alum named Bill would potentially host, we’re extremely excited about the news of Hader&rs... [Read More]
 
Mark Your Calendars: “George Carlin Way” street sign unveiling, party set for Oct. 22, 2014
The city of New York recently approved renaming the Morningside Heights street where George Carlin grew up as "George Carlin Way" in honor of the late stand-up comedian. George Carlin Way already shows up on Google Maps. And on Oct. 22, 2014, the physical signs will match the digital ones. Kelly Car... [Read More]