Amber Ruffin Sings About Why “It’s Good to Be Black” at The Second City in 2007
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Game Changers of Comedy: Ali Wong
To create a milestone in comedy, in the 2010s, seems impossible. What could possibly be left to do in stand-up… MORE Game Changers of Comedy: Ali Wong appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Michael Palascak Does Right By His Midwestern Roots
Comedian Michael Palascak’s story is a classic small town Midwestern boy done good tale. Palascak started standup in Chicago after leaving a comfortable corn fields-aplenty upbringing in Indiana. He took his outsider status and childhood anxiety and — with a little help from The Secret &... [Read More]
15 Rules to Follow While You Are Inside My Time Machine, by Michael A. Ferro
1. Never ever roll down the window and stick your head out like a dog. There will be thousands of antique clocks spinning around within the space-time wormhole and any one of them is liable to take your head off. 2. Whatever you do, don’t just start randomly pushing buttons, no matte... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition
Andy Kindler is known for being outspoken on what bothers him about comedy. And in 1996, he began what would… MORE Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition
Andy Kindler is known for being outspoken on what bothers him about comedy. And in 1996, he began what would… MORE Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]
The “Manifesto” Episode of ‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Found Laughs in the Muddled Ideas of Mass Murderers
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When seemingly sane, normal people snap and go on killing sprees, it inevitably invites the question, “Why?” What could have possibly happened in the lives, or in the minds, of these m... [Read More]
The “Manifesto” Episode of ‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Found Laughs in the Muddled Ideas of Mass Murderers
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When seemingly sane, normal people snap and go on killing sprees, it inevitably invites the question, “Why?” What could have possibly happened in the lives, or in the minds, of these m... [Read More]
Sketchy MVP: Thomas Lennon on “The State”
We all love Amy Schumer, everyone knows how brilliant Key & Peele are, and you’ve watched Will Ferrell’s classic SNL… MORE Sketchy MVP: Thomas Lennon on “The State” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
@Alex3nglish on Ex-Boyfriends and Nervous Laughter
Alex English is a New York City based standup comedian, writer and actor by way of Detroit, MI. He has opened for such acts as Sasheer Zamata and James Adomian. He will be making his first appearance on season two of Seeso’s Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac. This week he spoke to me about his [&hell... [Read More]