Highlights from the 2017 Funniest Person in Austin finals
The 32nd annual Funniest Person in Austin contest would, like any proper marriage, feature something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Or purple. Plus a round of Rum Runner shots on the house. Cap City Comedy Club bustled and burst forth with mixed emotions on Tuesday night.... [Read More]
truTV upgrades Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks from clips to series, orders Amy Sedaris talk show and more
You’ve seen Laff Mobb re-enact stand-up comedy bits on YouTube and overnight on truTV’s Late Night Snack, and this fall, you’ll get to see them in full half-hour doses. truTV announced a 12-episode order this fall of Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, along with a new talk show hosted ... [Read More]
Remembering Lashonda Lester, the Funniest Person in Austin
A wave of shock and grief swept through the Austin comedy scene yesterday as news spread that 2016’s Funniest Person in Austin winner Lashonda Lester passed away unexpectedly. Known for her ease on stage, Lester was a consummate professional in both her writing and delivery with jokes that nev... [Read More]
R.I.P. Lashonda Lester, Austin’s funniest person
Just a few weeks ago at SXSW we met the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin. Her name was Lashonda Lester.… MORE R.I.P. Lashonda Lester, Austin’s funniest person appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
R.I.P. Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings (1941-2017)
Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, there were two places to go to find the best sketch comedians and improvising funny people in America: The Second City in Chicago and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Gary Austin put The Groundlings on the map, founding the sketch and improv troupe and nonprofit sch... [Read More]
Watch a teaser for Dave Chappelle’s two new Netflix specials
We previously announced that Dave Chappelle would drop two new Netflix specials on the same day (March 21st). One recently… MORE Watch a teaser for Dave Chappelle’s two new Netflix specials appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
SXSW announces its initial 2017 comedy lineup
South By Southwest is one of the biggest pop culture events in the US and each year, literally hundreds of… MORE SXSW announces its initial 2017 comedy lineup appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Michael Ian Black, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s 2017 Lineup
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 10th through Sunday the 19th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy lineup, including comedians like Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Janeane Garofalo, John Hodgman, Nicole Byer, Michael Ian Black, and Wyatt Cenac as well live per... [Read More]