Jon Stewart has some words of advice for Samantha Bee and faux outrage culture
"My identity in this business, for me, will always be stand up.” – Jon Stewart #Clusterfest (📸: Josh Withers) pic.twitter.com/CJgBo1FbQQ… MORE Jon Stewart has some words of advice for Samantha Bee and faux outrage culture appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Festival submissions roundup: Deadlines approaching for Pittsburgh, Femme Fest, and 10,000 Laughs
My friend JC Coccoli is helping produce this year’s Pittsburgh Comedy Festival back in her Three Rivers hometown, and she wanted me to remind you comedy kids out there that you still have a week or so to submit your stand-up act, improv group or workshop! Submissions are open until Sunday, May... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel
Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native Howie Mandel and US-based talent agency ICM Partners are lea... [Read More]
Howie Mandel and ICM Partners acquire Just For Laughs
Sacre bleu! Just For Laughs Group (Groupe Juste Pour Rire), responsible for throwing the biggest comedy festival in the world each July in Montreal, as well as fests in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, television specials, series and tours, has new owners. Howie Mandel and ICM Partners top an investor... [Read More]
Adult Swim will host its first comedy/music festival in Los Angeles in October 2018
Adult Swim has put on live interactive tours in summers past, but this October, it’ll go one step further by throwing its first-ever Adult Swim Festival. Happening Oct. 6-7, 2018, in downtown Los Angeles, the Adult Swim Festival will include two stages of comedy and music, along with premiere ... [Read More]