Episode #200: Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham is the quintessential YouTube comedy star. While still a teen, Bo went from recording funny songs in his bedroom to best-selling artist with Comedy Central. Burnham become a successful touring stand-up comedian as well as an actor, appearing on the big screen in Funny People and The Big S... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for Bo Burnham’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘Eighth Grade’
In addition to directing standup specials, Bo Burnham made his feature directorial debut this year when his film Eighth Grade premiered at Sundance to rave reviews (and it currently boasts a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score), and today the trailer hit the internet. Starring Elsie Fisher, th... [Read More]
Bo Burnham and the Art of the Standup Special
When Chris Rock abruptly announced yesterday that Tamborine — his first of two intensely anticipated Netflix specials — would be premiering in less than 24 hours, comedy fans let out a collective “Finally!” Not only was Rock’s record-breaking deal with the streaming gol... [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]
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]