Lewis Black and Friends: A Night To Let Freedom Laugh premieres April 16 on AXS TV
Celebrate the Bill of Rights with some of America’s finest comics in this special event featuring sets from Lewis Black, Dick Gregory, Tom Smothers, and More. AXS TV presents a night of comedy and awareness in the star-studded stand-up special Lewis Black and Friends: A Night to Let Freed... [Read More]
 
Anthony DeVito wins Caroline’s Comedy Madness competition
Congratulations to Anthony DeVito, who was crowned champion of the 2015 Carolines Comedy Madness Stand-Up Tournament. The five-round competition, modeled after the NCAA college basketball “March Madness” tournament, tipped off on February 25 with 64 of New York’s best and brig... [Read More]
 
Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special will premiere July 10 on Netflix
Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special Chris Tucker Live will premiere exclusively on Netflix on July 10. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, the special will showcase Tucker’s comedic chops, including impersonations, as he ... [Read More]
 
Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night
Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter use... [Read More]
 
Gilda’s Laughfest 2015: Jerrod Carmichael perseveres through set via whisper
For a comedian to have had his first comedy special filmed at the iconic Comedy Store in Hollywood, let alone be directed by a director as huge as Spike Lee, he has to have a combination of incredible talent and remarkable confidence. Jerrod Carmichael has both those qualities, and they were on full... [Read More]
 
Seaton Smith on Late Night: “Black republicans are like unicorns flying around man, watch out!”
Seaton Smith discusses Black Republicans, Roots, Cocaine Party Money, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s sex life. Seaton Smith on Late Night: “Black republicans are like unicorns flying around man, watch out!” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
 
Take Arsenio Hall’s word for it? Begging for Eddie Murphy to return to stand-up at The Comedy Store (ahem)
The Comedy Store's lineup for Thursday night included a 15-minute window for a "Special Guest." Turns out that guest may have been a very special two-fer, as Arsenio Hall took the stage first, then afterward declared that Eddie Murphy -- yes, the Eddie Murphy who has teased us for more than 25 years... [Read More]
 
Gilda’s Laughfest 2015: Patton Oswalt brought down the house, literally
It’s pretty rare that a comedian can say “I literally brought down the house” and not be grossly misusing the word “literally,” but Patton Oswalt was able to make just such a boast at the end of his appearance at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The fa... [Read More]
 
How to be a cool comedy show producer
Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it” then once they... [Read More]
 
Dana Gould on Conan, “A couple of months ago I lost my wedding ring”
Dana Gould explains how dying in front of his kids becomes a goal when you go through a divorce with their mother. He also explains the timing of your last words. Dana Gould on Conan, “A couple of months ago I lost my wedding ring” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]