A Recommendation: ‘Cosmic Bowl’ from ‘The Flop House’
I will concede upfront that I am a soft touch for Cosmic Bowl, the maiden entry in what will hopefully be an ongoing series of horror-anthology comic books from Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan of beloved bad-film podcast The Flop House, because it combines three of my favorite t... [Read More]
Meet Mindy Tucker, the Eyes of New York Comedy
Photographer Mindy Tucker has been shooting comedians for nearly a decade. In that time, Tucker has captured a massive photographic record of performers, shows, and parties in venues all over New York. Her “Year in Comedy” series features people from across the spectrum of experience, ra... [Read More]
The Five Ways a ‘Simpsons’ Episode Can Be Great
This week, The Simpsons celebrated its 30th birthday. On April 19, 1987, the show debuted as a sketch on The Tracey Ullman Show, and the rest is history. Once turned into a full-length sitcom, it became one of the greatest TV shows of all time, quite possibly the greatest. Throughout the show’... [Read More]
Listen to an exclusive clip from Joe Sib’s new album, “Nowhere Near The Top”
Joe Sib is just a week away from releasing his debut stand-up comedy album, Nowhere Near The Top on 800… MORE Listen to an exclusive clip from Joe Sib’s new album, “Nowhere Near The Top” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Mary Boo Anderson (@whoismaryboo) Finds Power in Talking About Sensitive Subjects
Mary Boo Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Spy Kids Review, Peach Mag, and Leste among others. She performs around NYC and co-hosts the monthly Cool As Fuck Series at Pete’s Candy Store. You can find her subtweeting the patriarchy @whoisma... [Read More]
The New Season of ‘MST3K’ Stays True to Its Roots
When Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return was announced, it made a lot of nerds very nervous. There are few shows so ardently (yet combatively) loved by its fans. “Joel vs. Mike” was one of the biggest arguments in the early days of the internet. Adding a “vs. Jonah” to t... [Read More]
Catching Up with Brandon Wardell
Reading Brandon Wardell’s Twitter account is like looking at online humor and culture through a prism. He seems to reflect our every joke, meme, and pop culture reference into his surreal persona. Brandon is “online as hell.” He popularized the “Dicks Out for Harambe” m... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Alison Rosen and Greg Fitzsimmons Team Up
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
The First Annual Harris Phest Honors a True Comic Original
Some deaths remain fresh wounds that refuse to heal or dissipate with time. They remain eternally painful. The deaths of Johnny Cash and David Bowie and Philip Seymour Hoffman are like that for a lot of people. For many podcast and comedy fans, so was the death of Harris Wittels on February 19th, 20... [Read More]
‘Bob Roberts’: From 1992 Mockumentary to 2017 Reality
If you want to be disturbed and yet also oddly reassured that American politics cycle through the same themes again and again, look no further than the 1992 political mockumentary Bob Roberts written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins as the eponymous Pennsylvania senatorial candidate, a Yale ed... [Read More]