Diving Deep into the Business of Comedy with Barry Katz
Ask the average person on the street, “Who has had the widest reach in comedy over the last 30 years?” and you will surely get many different answers. Dave Chappelle? Bill Burr? Louis C.K.? Dane Cook? Whitney Cummings? They’ve all had career moments that set new standards in the bu... [Read More]
Barry Crimmins passes away at age 64
The world lost an intensely great comedian, Barry Crimmons has passed away of cancer at the age of 64. This… MORE Barry Crimmins passes away at age 64 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
RIP Barry Crimmins
A month after revealing on Twitter that he’d been diagnosed with cancer and that his prognosis wasn’t a good one, comedian, activist, political satirist, and influential force and leader of the Boston comedy scene Barry Crimmins has died. Crimmins’s wife Helen, who is battling canc... [Read More]
R.I.P. Barry Crimmins (1953-2018)
He wasn’t from Boston, but Barry Crimmins accomplished more in the 1970s and 1980s to make the metropolitan area an artistically and financially profitable hub for comedy than any comedian, booker or club owner. He wasn’t Nicaraugan, but Crimmins traveled there to perform for the Sandina... [Read More]
Big Apple Circus star clown out after admitting to sexual misconduct with a minor
Oh, Grandma. Barry Lubin, who starred as frontman for the Big Apple Circus as Grandma the Clown from 1982-2012 and again in 2017, abruptly resigned after admitting to coercing a 16-year-old in 2004 to posing for pornographic pictures. Lubin resigned on Friday, and The New York Times reported the new... [Read More]
‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ In Development with Conan O’Brien Producing
An animated series starring a time-traveling Barack Obama and Joe Biden is currently in the works with some help from Conan O’Brien. According to Deadline, O’Brien is attached as an executive producer behind the series, titled Barry & Joe: The Animated Series, which is in develo... [Read More]
‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ In Development with Conan O’Brien Producing
An animated series starring a time-traveling Barack Obama and Joe Biden is currently in the works with some help from Conan O’Brien. According to Deadline, O’Brien is attached as an executive producer behind the series, titled Barry & Joe: The Animated Series, which is in develo... [Read More]
‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ In Development with Conan O’Brien Producing
An animated series starring a time-traveling Barack Obama and Joe Biden is currently in the works with some help from Conan O’Brien. According to Deadline, O’Brien is attached as an executive producer behind the series, titled Barry & Joe: The Animated Series, which is in develo... [Read More]
American comedy acts at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
It only seems like there are a million other shows happening in Edinburgh each August. In fact, this month, the Ed Fringe is only hosting 3,781 different shows. Of those, only about show up in the filtered results for comedy from the United States. So if you’re looking for an American act, or ... [Read More]
Barry Rothbart on Standup, Acting, and ‘Downward Dog’
This year ABC’s Downward Dog became the first network sitcom ever to be accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. Not bad for a show about a talking dog. While the talking-animal concept is one critics generally deride, it’s the opposite for Downward Dog, which has received critical acclai... [Read More]