Jim Jefferies makes it clear how he feels about gun control in the US
One of the last free speech and widely accepted soapboxes on earth is stand-up comedy and there comes a time when discussion occurs because the automatic defense mechanisms are powered down through comedy. It allows us to take a step back and not be so defensive by getting caught up in harsh stances... [Read More]
Episode #14: Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer currently stars on the FX series, The League, co-stars on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat as well as the Hulu series, The Hotwives, which he also executive produces. Along with his longtime comedy buddy, Rob Huebel, Scheer just realized an all-star comedy showcase bus tour called Crash... [Read More]
Revisiting ‘Borat’: Tired Collection of Catchphrases or Groundbreaking Comedy?
“Wildly funny. Its best jokes approach some savage, atavistic core of cultural taboo and make the viewer wonder: Is it really possible to laugh at this? But by the time you formulate that question, it’s too late: You’re already laughing.” – Dana Stevens, Slate, November... [Read More]
Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman to co-host “We Have Issues” weekly series on E!
Friday nights this fall will see comedians Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman facing off on the issues of the week, as E! announced a Sept. 18, 2015, premiere date for their new weekly series, We Have Issues. Their show has an unspecified episode order, but is being launched in the same timeslot t... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia writing, directing a movie about an improv group
If you're ever in a comedy club or theater, sometimes you may have the opportunity to glance at old cast photos and headshots along the walls. Some faces you now know very well; others remain unfamiliar. In group photos of sketch and improv groups, have they all remained friends? Don't Think Twice, ... [Read More]
Jeffrey Tambor, Andy Richter, and Conan O’Brien Talk Late Night TV Sidekicks
Here’s a clip from Jeffrey Tambor’s visit to last night’s Conan, where he looks back on his work on The Larry Sanders Show and explains how watching Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon helped prep him for his role as Hank. This inevitably leads to Conan evaluating Andy Richter’s per... [Read More]
Here’s the trailer for Christmas comedy “Love the Coopers” starring Ed Helms and Olivia Wilde
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. The film stars Ed Helms, ... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #32: Nick Vatterott’s life experiences
This week Mark and Matt tackle the comedy news like Bill Burr’s comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Forbes highest paid actors on TV list. We then welcome comedian Nick Vatterott onto the show to discuss the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and his experience on reality TV like Last Comic Standing. New episod... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #32: Nick Vatterott’s life experiences
This week Mark and Matt tackle the comedy news like Bill Burr’s comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Forbes highest paid actors on TV list. We then welcome comedian Nick Vatterott onto the show to discuss the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and his experience on reality TV like Last Comic Standing. New episod... [Read More]
Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers Made a Very Awkward Panel Discussion Hilarious
To promote the premiere of IFC’s Documentary Now! last week, creators/stars Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas sat down for a panel discussion with The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, and if you haven’t seen it yet, the chat is a solid 40... [Read More]