Jim Carrey hosted “Saturday Night Live” and fancy danced with Iggy Azalea
It was his third go ’round as host of Saturday Night Live last night. Make no mistake about it, Carry is a comedy genius who helped define sketch comedy for a generation of people. But a large boombastic episode was not what we got last night. It’s been nearly 20 years since Carrey was o... [Read More]
 
George Carlin finally got his way: Dispatches from a day of tributes to a comedy icon
On Wednesday, after years of hard work, George Carlin finally got his way. On the 400 block of 121st street, Morningside Heights, in New York City in front of a crowd of about a 200 people, the sign reading “George Carlin Way” was unveiled. It took three years of work by comedian Kevin B... [Read More]
 
Get a Job! The Laugh Button is hiring, apply now!
Hey you! Want to come work with us? We think you’ll be awesome. Right now we’re looking for an awesome comedy fan, writer, marketer, social guru, self starter that can help us expand our growing empire of comedy. We’re looking for someone great who would not only write for The Laug... [Read More]
 
Comedian, former pornstar Alia Janine: 5 ways comedians and pornstars are the same
I’ve been asked many times why comics and pornstars seem to get along so well. There’s many reasons that when you’re at a comedy show in Los Angeles the chances you may see one of your favorite fuck flick stars are pretty good. If there’s a huge porn party, there will be comi... [Read More]
 
Exclusive: George Carlin Way street dedication unveiling video
It’s been about 3 years in the making. This this afternoon, at the end of 121st street between Amsterdam and Morningside the dedication of a street to the late, great George Carlin became a reality. We were present to witness the event. Among Carlin’s family, friends, comedians, and fans... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers cause of death revealed
Joan Rivers died of a therapeutic complication, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. Basically this means the official cause of death is lack of blood oxygen to the brain in a “predictable complication” of throat surgery. Rivers passed on September 4th after sh... [Read More]
 
Revisiting comedic mind of Richard Jeni
“Going to war over religion is basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend.” That’s one of my favorite Richard Jeni jokes. Probably because it’s the first I’ve ever heard of and was such a succinct and on-point summation to what an im... [Read More]
 
My First Time: Jared Logan debuts his first album “My Brave Battle”
The road to becoming a great comedian is filled with many challenges and opportunities. There are certain milestones every comedians hopes to hit at various points of their journey. “My First Time,” is all about comedy firsts; those milestones from your first headlining gig, first tour, ... [Read More]
 
All Jane No Dick comedy festival being protested by men’s right activist
The universe has been handing us some real doozies recently, making it hard to figure out which stories in our newsfeed are real and which are satire. Take for instance the recent partnership between the Susan G. Koman foundation and Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oil and fracking co... [Read More]
 
NYPD arrest audience member during Adam Newman’s stand-up set, heckle the comedian with a nice “Shut the f*ck up!”
This weekend comedian Adam Newman was doing a spot at UCB Theater in New York, when 4 New York Police Department cops came into the theater with flashlights in the middle of his set to arrest someone in the audience. When Newman directs his attention to the part of the room where the commotion is [&... [Read More]