Here's the First Trailer for 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'
by Megh Wright It's been five years since Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian premiered, and the first trailer for the third installment Secret of the Tomb was just released. The film stars Ben Stiller, plenty of returning characters (Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coog... [Read More]
How To: Audition for Last Comic Standing 9 on NBC in 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, it may be two weeks too early to declare a winner in the eighth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. But as you watch the final five finalists face off in stand-up competitions over the next three Thursdays, you may be thinking to yourself: How can I get in on this competition?... [Read More]
The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies
by Meredith Haggerty Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars... [Read More]
Mandatory Fun: The Laugh Button interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Weird Al” Yankovic is having a moment. With the recent release of his fourteen studio album, Mandadory Fun, the iconic comedian/musician/satirist has once again displayed his incredible chops as a spoof songwriter with his finger on what people find funny. We got the chance to speak wit... [Read More]
Peyton Reed Talks Adam McKay's Work on 'Ant-Man'
by Megh Wright "We all know Adam is, in my mind, a comedic genius, and I've known Adam since the Upright Citizens Brigade days that I did in the late '90s. But Adam is also an insane comics fan and a Marvel fan, so I was surprised but really pleased to see that he had such a knowledge of the Marvel ... [Read More]
New Faces to Remember from JFL 2014
Just For Laugh’s Montreal’s New Faces showcases are some of the most closely watched events for comedy insiders. It’s a honor to be chosen and gives participants a chance to strut their stuff in front of a wide audience of industry execs, agents and managers.  Especially for c... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Celebrates 15 Years of Mocking CNN on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Last week, Jon Stewart announced his fake Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN, but guest and CNN's own Fareed Zakaria insisted that The Daily Show doesn't have what it takes to run the 24-hour news network. Thankfully Stewart took some time to prove Zakaria wrong last night by playing ton... [Read More]
Scott Aukerman and Seth Meyers Talk 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'Between Two Ferns'
by Megh Wright On last night's Late Night, Meyers and fellow talk show host Scott Aukerman chatted about everything from Comedy Bang! Bang's rise from podcast to IFC show to what it was like directing President Obama in the hit Between Two Ferns episode earlier this year. Click through for the secon... [Read More]
Dan Naturman’s Quarterfinals performance on America’s Got Talent 2014
Dan Naturman played it cool in his preview profile that set up his quarterfinals appearance live Tuesday night on America's Got Talent. This year's AGT voting also includes a partnership with Google, so if you Googled Dan Naturman America's Got Talent, you'd go right to a voting tab for him or the o... [Read More]
TV Land picks up Jim Gaffigan sitcom with 10 episode order, Comedy Central to re-air show
Just days ago we reported that there was a very real chance that Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot was going to be resurrected on TV Land. Fast forward 10 days or so and that chance is now a reality. After some rounds of negotiations, TV Land has landed a deal for a 10-episode order for Gaffigan’... [Read More]