This week in comedy: a legacy was solidified
We’ve been eager to dig into Bill Hicks’ catalog reissue, and this week, it arrived with our strong endorsement. Actually, we endorsed it twice. It’s that good. It really drives home the idea that Hicks’ legacy will far outlive him, and that his influence is already being fel... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: 'The Last Man on Earth' Ends Season 1
by Stephanie Simon -We reviewed the somewhat uneven first season of The Last Man on Earth . -We looked into how improv helps television’s best comedy writers. –Every single episode of Seinfeld is coming to Hulu this June. -We talked to Tom Green about how he uses the internet to find his... [Read More]
 
Here's What the Critics Are Saying About 'Welcome to Me' Starring Kristen Wiig
by Megh Wright Kristen Wiig's latest film Welcome to Me hits theaters today, and so far the reviews are pretty mixed. Currently at 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was written by first-time screenwriter Eliot Laurence and directed by Shira Piven and centers on Wiig as a woman with borderline persona... [Read More]
 
Finding the Balance with Nate Bargatze
by Isaac Kozell 12 years into his comedy career, Nate Bargatze has found himself at a crossroads. He's been on The Tonight Show, Conan and WTF with Marc Maron. He's performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Montreal Comedy Festival. This Saturday night, his new one-hour special, Full Time Magic, premieres... [Read More]
 
Samantha Bee gives a teary farewell on The Daily Show
Samantha Bee, the most senior correspondent of The Best F#@king News Team Ever, gives a teary farewell as she departs from The Daily Show. Samantha Bee gives a teary farewell on The Daily Show appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
 
Read Conan O'Brien's Love Letter to David Letterman's Late Night Legacy
by Megh Wright David Letterman leaves his post at Late Show later this month, and today, fellow late night host Conan O'Brien wrote a touching tribute to him for Entertainment Weekly detailing how Letterman's work on The David Letterman Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Late Show changed th... [Read More]
 
Yannis Pappas brings Maurica to the streets to talk NFL Draft
AOL’s 2 Point Lead welcomed the infamous Maurica Rodriguez, social media’s favorite gold digger from the Lower East Side, to break down the draft and list some prospects who might have fruitful careers. And growing bank accounts. Maurica flips out upon learning the NFL Draft isn’t ... [Read More]
 
J.K. Simmons to team up with Emile Hirsch for buddy comedy
Recent Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has signed on to co-star alongside Emile Hirsch in a new buddy comedy set to begin filming this summer. The new project is called The Runaround. It’s about a workaholic father, played by Simmons, who decides to go visit his daughter while on a layover in Los An... [Read More]
 
HBO Orders Lorne Michaels-Produced 'Brothers in Atlanta' to Series
by Megh Wright Earlier this year it was announced that HBO had put into development a Lorne Michaels-produced series called Brothers in Atlanta, a comedy written by and starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin as "struggling entertainers and best frien... [Read More]
 
President Obama Makes His Final 'Letterman' Appearance on Monday
by Megh Wright President Barack Obama is headed to Late Show with David Letterman for one last visit before Dave leaves later this month. Deadline reports that Obama will make his final appearance opposite Letterman this Monday, May 4th, making it his third visit as President, eighth visit overall, ... [Read More]