Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) on Joking from a Good-Natured Place
Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) is a comedian based out of New York City. She’s performed at comedy festivals like Bridgetown, San Francisco Sketchfest, and New York Comedy Festival. Her writing has appeared on Reductress, CollegeHumor, and Someecards. Keep an eye out for her in The Comedy Holi... [Read More]
Jane Levy Gets in Character for ‘Sea Oak’ and ‘There’s…Johnny!’
Jane Levy has acted in a number of movies and TV shows, but many people likely think of her starring role in the 2011-2014 sitcom Suburgatory. Or at least until recently, as she’s busier than ever right now. Levy is in the just-released Amazon pilot Sea Oak, she’s starring in the 2018 Hu... [Read More]
Season 21 of ‘South Park’ Bounces Back After a Rocky Start
At the halfway point of South Park’s 21st season, my reaction was a bit mixed. On one hand, they gave us a brilliant look at the opioid epidemic with “Hummels and Heroin,” and Tweek’s fear of Garrison/Trump in “Put It Down” cleverly reflected the existen... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Margaret Cho on ‘How To Be Amazing’
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]
Catching Up with Jim Norton
Jim Norton’s current act finds its focus in two areas: his personal failures and the failures of our country, both politically and socially. The Kneeling Room Only tour is in full swing, running through at least March, as Norton refines what will eventually become his next special. I recently ... [Read More]
Talking Standup, Mortality, and ‘The Return’ with Judd Apatow
If you think Judd Apatow married out of his league, might not be cut out to raise two teenage daughters, and makes his movies a bit too long, don’t worry, he already knows. Those are just a few of the topics he approaches head-on in his new Netflix standup special Judd Apatow: The Return, whic... [Read More]
All Are Welcome in the Church of Maria Bamford
2017 has been a bumper crop year for Maria Bamford. First she released Old Baby, her hilariously heartfelt hourlong Netflix special that not only packed an emotional punch but also pushed the envelope by toying with the structure of standup specials (the venues in which she performs change and grow,... [Read More]
Inside ‘Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone’ with Cocoon Central Dance Team
In their new film, Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone, the ladies of Cocoon Central Dance Team execute the daintiest fart joke I’ve ever seen. Sunita Mani, Tallie Medel, and Eleanore Pienta stretch out luxuriously on a soundstage beach, their graceful movements undercut by exag... [Read More]
Talking all things stand-up with Judd Apatow
In a business full of ups and downs, it is not uncommon for a person to find out what they’re… MORE Talking all things stand-up with Judd Apatow appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Little Pig Boy James Franco Hosts ‘SNL’
Seth Rogen said what we were all thinking: SZA was the thing to get stoked for last week on SNL. “This is my fourth time hosting,” admitted James Franco, “which is the most you can do without it being special.” And this was not a special night of television. It was a ver... [Read More]