Ali Siddiq talks, “It’s Bigger Than These Bars”
Some comics spend an entire lifetime trying to figure out who they are onstage, or what sort of comedy they… MORE Ali Siddiq talks, “It’s Bigger Than These Bars” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq Comes Full Circle
After being incarcerated for drug trafficking at 19 and spending six years behind bars, Ali Siddiq emerged from prison with a new skill set: standup comedy. “A lot of comics will come backstage before a show and say, ‘How’s the crowd?’ The reason I never ask that is because I... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq Comes Full Circle
After being incarcerated for drug trafficking at 19 and spending six years behind bars, Ali Siddiq emerged from prison with a new skill set: standup comedy. “A lot of comics will come backstage before a show and say, ‘How’s the crowd?’ The reason I never ask that is because I... [Read More]
Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]
Tom Allen: ‘Well this is all very well but we still haven’t had our soup!’
The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostMaria Bamford. I was at Montreal comedy festival in 2006 and was totally intimidated by all the loud comics. I was on a bill with this comic who showed she wasn’t afraid to be humble and insecure, and suddenly I didn&rsqu... [Read More]
Tiffany Haddish Announced To Host The ‘2018 MTV Awards’
Tiffany Haddish is officially here. Today MTV revealed that Haddish will help take over their hosting duties for this year’s MTV Awards. The announcement was first revealed on Haddish’s Instagram page as she personally delivered the news. A post shared by Tiffany Haddish (@tiffanyhaddish... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq goes back to prison, this time as a performer to inspire the convicts with his comedy conviction
Ali Siddiq spent six years in prison, serving time in various jails and penitentiaries after an arrest at 19 for drug possession. Twenty years later, Siddiq went back. It’s Bigger Than These Bars, premiering Friday night on Comedy Central, finds Siddiq performing for and talking to inmates at ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME?’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]