David Wain Has Plenty More ‘Wet Hot’ Stories to Tell
David Wain is a true believer in the idea that limitations are the mother of invention. That was certainly true of Wet Hot American Summer, Wain’s feature directorial debut, in which it rained nearly every day and featured a cast and crew who were also movie first-timers for the most part. Tho... [Read More]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for ‘Speechless,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘The Mayor,’ and More
ABC just announced its fall premiere date lineup, including return dates for The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Speechless, The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, American Housewife, and Black-ish as well as the series premiere date for the new comedy The Mayor. On hold for midseason are new comedies Alex, Inc.... [Read More]
Michael Showalter and Stephen Colbert share a sketch from their short-lived 1999 show “Random Play”
Two offbeat sketch show veterans reunited last night on The Late Show when Stella alum Michael Showalter joined host Stephen Colbert, who… MORE Michael Showalter and Stephen Colbert share a sketch from their short-lived 1999 show “Random Play” appeared first on The ... [Read More]
Taking American Sign Language Comedy to the Mainstream Masses
Standing in line on the sidewalk in front of the Nuyorican Poets Café is usually a time of sensory overload. The performance space, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is best known for raucous poetry slams, and while you wait to get in on an ordinary Friday night, you knock elbows w... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Wet Hot,’ and ‘Search Party’ with Michael Showalter
If occupying multiple pockets of comedic styles as writer and performer were a Herculean task, then mastering the mechanics and successfully wielding all the various elements of humor would seem cosmically impossible. Unless you’re Michael Showalter, who over the span of a 25-year career has n... [Read More]
The trailer for “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” has finally arrived
Get ready to head back to camp: Netflix has finally released a first look at Wet Hot American Summer: Ten… MORE The trailer for “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” has finally arrived appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Trailer Has Arrived
Last year, Netflix ordered eight episodes of a Wet Hot American Summer series called Ten Years Later, and today the streaming network revealed the premiere date and first trailer. The series will pick up exactly ten years after the original 2001 film left off and features the original cast plus new ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Bill Dana, 1924-2017
Bill Dana, the comedian who pretended to be an astronaut and became a fan of America’s original astronauts, has died. Dana was 92. Dana was born William Szathmary on Oct. 5, 1924, into a Hungarian Jewish family in Quincy, Mass., adopting a variation on his mother’s name for his stage nam... [Read More]
David Letterman is the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
David Letterman has been named as the recipient of this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the… MORE David Letterman is the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
David Letterman is the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
David Letterman has been named as the recipient of this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the… MORE David Letterman is the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]