The Novels That Came Out of ‘SNL’
Saturday Night Live is a product of its medium. Sketches are written overnight on Tuesday, on air by Saturday, and, due to their often topical nature, sometimes outdated by Monday. We know this schedule because SNL memoirs are almost a genre of their own. (see Bossypants, Yes Please, ... [Read More]
Seeso Orders ‘Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle’ and ‘Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays’
Seeso just announced two new specials from Steve Coogan and Andy Richter slated to premiere before the holidays. The streaming network announced today that a new Alan Partridge mockumentary Scissored Isle will debut on Thursday, November 17th, while Richter’s Home for the Holidays will debut j... [Read More]
RIP Vine, 2013-2016
The age of the looping, six-second comedy video is no more. Today, the teams behind Twitter and Vine announced that they’ve decided to shut down the Vine app starting today. The Vine website will stay up for now, and it’s unclear yet whether all the existing Vines will remain online or e... [Read More]
Alamo Drafthouse celebrates grand opening of Brooklyn cinema with new comedian “Don’t Text/Don’t Talk” PSAs
Alamo Drafthouse, a 25-location chain of movie theaters based in Austin that prides itself on offering high-quality food with their movie offerings (and has expanded to include its own festival, Fantastic Fest, and entertainment website, Birth.Movies.Death), is celebrating the grand opening of its n... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Dana Carvey’s Netflix Special ‘Straight White Male, 60’
Back in August, Netflix ordered a special from Dana Carvey called Straight White Male, 60, and today the streaming network released the first trailer. Filmed at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, the special features a bunch of Carvey’s celebrity impersonations as well as standup “covering th... [Read More]
iO Theater seeks to finance next great screenwriter
The iO Theater, birthplace of comedic stars such as Tina Fey and Chris Farley, is announcing its Pilot Script Competition, a national search to finance the next great comedic TV or web series writer. “I want to marry America’s next brilliant comedy writer with iO’s visibility and i... [Read More]
Roy Wood Jr.’s Full Circle: From Journalism to Comedy to ‘The Daily Show’
Roy Wood Jr. began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while studying journalism at Florida A&M University. He took off like a rocket, hosting a popular morning radio show in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, starring in the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son, performing on Conan and David ... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #93: Baron Vaughn’s nerdy ways
Mark is back from his travels abroad and Matt fills him in on what he’s missed in pop culture while he was out. Particularly the recent reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show that aired on FOX this past week. They then welcome comedian/actor Baron Vaughn to the podcast. Baron was recently cas... [Read More]
‘The Late Show’ Will Air Live Episodes on November 7th and 9th
Get ready for a lot of live election coverage from Stephen Colbert in two weeks. According to Deadline, The Late Show is set to air two live episodes the day before and after the election on Monday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 9th. Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston, and Drive-By Trucker will... [Read More]