Don't wait for the punchline: Jordan Brookes and comedy's rule breakers
Shows that delight in flouting conventions, like Brookes’s Body of Work, make us question our expectations of standup – including whether it should all be funnyAn offstage voice announces his entrance, but our host refuses to appear. That’s the first shredded expectation in Jordan ... [Read More]
Don't wait for the punchline: Jordan Brookes and comedy's rule breakers
Shows that delight in flouting conventions, like Brookes’s Body of Work, make us question our expectations of standup – including whether it should all be funnyAn offstage voice announces his entrance, but our host refuses to appear. That’s the first shredded expectation in Jordan ... [Read More]
Big Hearts, Big Laughs in Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s cinematic love story, “The Big Sick”
Not everything needs to be a period piece. On the small screen, both Marc Maron and Pete Holmes brought their recent pasts into present-day so they could have the best of both worlds for their comedic purposes in IFC’s Maron and HBO’s Crashing. Similarly, when Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V... [Read More]
Review: Jerrod Carmichael, “8” on HBO
I wrote up eight thoughts worth sharing and exploring while watching Jerrod Carmichael’s new hour of stand-up, 8, on HBO. Bo Burnham directed Carmichael in 8 for HBO, which made for some interesting and special choices, from the formal dress code and setting of putting young people in the Maso... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael’s new special, “8” premieres on HBO March 11th
Jerrod Carmichael, an exceptionally hilarious stand-up comedian and the co-creator and star of NBC’s The Carmichael Show, has been very… MORE Jerrod Carmichael’s new special, “8” premieres on HBO March 11th appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #10 to #1
For the last week, The Laugh Button staff has been bringing you its top 50 comedy albums and specials of… MORE 2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #10 to #1 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #10 to #1
For the last week, The Laugh Button staff has been bringing you its top 50 comedy albums and specials of… MORE 2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #10 to #1 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Bo Burnham Shares Some Invaluable Career Advice on ‘Conan’
Here’s a clip from Bo Burnham’s appearance on last night’s Conan, where O’Brien asks him what advice he’d give to aspiring performers out there and gets the most blunt, honest, and depressing response from Burnham possible: Just give up. “I would say don’t t... [Read More]
Bo Burnham doubles down against celebrity culture, and shines more light on his Netflix special, “Make Happy”
Celebrity isn't so much a foreign concept to Bo Burnham, now close to a decade since YouTube thrust him and his musically comedic skills into the limelight and our broader public consciousness. But how the famous interact with the rest of us continues to intrigue and puzzle Burnham, and in his third... [Read More]
Bo Burnham doubles down against celebrity culture, and shines more light on his Netflix special, “Make Happy”
Celebrity isn't so much a foreign concept to Bo Burnham, now close to a decade since YouTube thrust him and his musically comedic skills into the limelight and our broader public consciousness. But how the famous interact with the rest of us continues to intrigue and puzzle Burnham, and in his third... [Read More]