1942’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Remains a Contemporary Romantic Comedy, But Not Necessarily for Good Reasons
This month Criterion is releasing Woman of the Year on DVD and Blu-ray. The 1942 film remains beloved in many circles for a number of reasons. It was directed by award-winning filmmaker George Stevens and has a witty script by Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin, and John Lee Mahin. This was also the f... [Read More]
Jordan Morris talks about “Bubble,” his hilarious and scary new audio pilot
In a world that looks more like Idiocracy every day, don’t you wish there was some more Portlandia-style place to… MORE Jordan Morris talks about “Bubble,” his hilarious and scary new audio pilot appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Aimee Mann’s Best Comedy Crossover Moments
Before deciding on a title for her new album, Aimee Mann told a friend that her record was full of her “usual songs about mental illness.” Mann, whose songs often delve into life’s melancholies, began to see the humor in another friend’s suggestion that she call the album Men... [Read More]
Aimee Mann’s Best Comedy Crossover Moments
Before deciding on a title for her new album, Aimee Mann told a friend that her record was full of her “usual songs about mental illness.” Mann, whose songs often delve into life’s melancholies, began to see the humor in another friend’s suggestion that she call the album Men... [Read More]
Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
A Recommendation: ‘Cosmic Bowl’ from ‘The Flop House’
I will concede upfront that I am a soft touch for Cosmic Bowl, the maiden entry in what will hopefully be an ongoing series of horror-anthology comic books from Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, and Elliott Kalan of beloved bad-film podcast The Flop House, because it combines three of my favorite t... [Read More]
Meet Mindy Tucker, the Eyes of New York Comedy
Photographer Mindy Tucker has been shooting comedians for nearly a decade. In that time, Tucker has captured a massive photographic record of performers, shows, and parties in venues all over New York. Her “Year in Comedy” series features people from across the spectrum of experience, ra... [Read More]
The Five Ways a ‘Simpsons’ Episode Can Be Great
This week, The Simpsons celebrated its 30th birthday. On April 19, 1987, the show debuted as a sketch on The Tracey Ullman Show, and the rest is history. Once turned into a full-length sitcom, it became one of the greatest TV shows of all time, quite possibly the greatest. Throughout the show’... [Read More]
Listen to an exclusive clip from Joe Sib’s new album, “Nowhere Near The Top”
Joe Sib is just a week away from releasing his debut stand-up comedy album, Nowhere Near The Top on 800… MORE Listen to an exclusive clip from Joe Sib’s new album, “Nowhere Near The Top” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]