Talking “Saturday Night Live” at the National Comedy Center
Saturday Night Live is one of those things that when you think about it in vague terms, it’s just a… MORE Talking “Saturday Night Live” at the National Comedy Center appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Talking “Saturday Night Live” at the National Comedy Center
Saturday Night Live is one of those things that when you think about it in vague terms, it’s just a… MORE Talking “Saturday Night Live” at the National Comedy Center appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and SNL’s original cast/writers to headline 2018 Lucille Ball Comedy Fest and the opening of the National Comedy Center
Years in the making, the National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening this August in Jamestown, New York — just time for the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which will include appearances and performances by Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and Dan Aykroyd with other original members ... [Read More]
2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival includes all-star shows, preview of National Comedy Center’s George Carlin Archives
This year’s edition of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, traditionally held the week following Montreal’s Just For Laughs in upstate New York, will feature a week of performances and panels, “Comedy and the Human Condition,” which partners the new National Comedy Center ... [Read More]
Review: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Review: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Your guide to the 2016 New York Comedy Festival
Everybody loves a comedy festival. And in this year of 2016, it doesn't just feel as though every city has its own comedy festival, because not only do they, but oftentimes, several cities have recruited all-star comedy lineups to their region on the same weekend. And New York City can feel like a c... [Read More]
Your guide to the 2016 New York Comedy Festival
Everybody loves a comedy festival. And in this year of 2016, it doesn't just feel as though every city has its own comedy festival, because not only do they, but oftentimes, several cities have recruited all-star comedy lineups to their region on the same weekend. And New York City can feel like a c... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien, other comedians and colleagues remember Garry Shandling
The shocking sudden death of Garry Shandling shook up the comedy community, with many comedians owing more than debts of gratitude to the 66-year-old. Conan O'Brien devoted much of his monologue and early program of Thursday's Conan to talking about Shandling. A GQ profile of Shandling in 2010 opens... [Read More]
Alan Zweibel in conversation with Martin Short at the 92Y
In case you missed it, Alan Zweibel sat down with Martin Short for the better part of an hour last month at the 92Y in New York City to discuss their comedy careers. Mostly Zweibel's, but there's also a bit of backstory for who inspired Short to create the characters of Ed Grimley and Nathan [&helli... [Read More]