The Laugh Button Live! at Comic Con’s New York Super Week
The Laugh Button is putting on three different stand-up comedy shows during Comic Con’s New York Super Week. Which is a week full of fun activities around the city leading up to the New York edition of Comic Con. The Laugh Button has partnered with our pals at Comedy Dynamics and SiriusXM Come... [Read More]
 
Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)
The concept of the “short list” for studio films is simple: it’s a tried-and true method to expediently plug bankable stars into leading roles, which creates publicity and drums up financing. Great! But here’s the thing – the short list for funny broads needs a bit of a... [Read More]
 
Howard Stern wack pack member Eric “The Actor” Lynch dead at 39
Eric “The Actor” Lynch has died. Lynch was a regular on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show’s as a member of the show’s Wack Pack – a collection of regulars who call in/appear on the show, usually with a self-identifying feature about them – a unique voice, aff... [Read More]
 
Carving Your Own Path: A conversation with Sara Schaefer
There’s no one right way to carve out a career in comedy. Going off the beaten path can be risky, but it also has the potential to be the most rewarding. Comedian Sara Schaefer has made a name for herself doing things her way. We talked to Schaefer about her recent move to Los Angeles, [&helli... [Read More]
 
Nasim Pedrad’s Aziz Ansari impression from Saturday Night Live is amazing (Video)
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad made a name for herself on the long-running sketch comedy show with her impressions of Kim Kardashian, Bruno Mars and Barbara Walters. Pedrad left SNL this year to co-star alongside John Mulaney in his new Fox sitcom Mulaney. The Iranian-born comed... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button presents “SideOneDummy Storytellers: What Band Changed Your Life?” on November 7th
Attention readers of The Laugh Button, we’re excited to announce that on Friday, November 7th we will be presenting the first-ever New York edition of SideOneDummy Storytellers. This show usually takes place in the offices of the LA Punk Rock label SideOneDummy where label co-founder and comed... [Read More]
 
Baysides and musicals: The Laugh Button interview with Dustin Diamond
It seems almost immediately after ending his runs of the hit tween 90s sitcom Saved By The Bell and two follow-up series, Dustin Diamond has been a wealth of controversy in the news. Most recently, his 2009 tell-all book Behind the Bell was adapted into the Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Saved by t... [Read More]
 
“Saturday Night Live” hires comedian Pete Davidson as its newest featured player
Here’s some awesome news to get your Monday morning going. We’ve heard from a few different sources that comedian Pete Davidson is the newest featured member of Saturday Night Live when season 40 begins in a few weeks. The 20-year-old comedian will not be the youngest cast member to ever... [Read More]
 
A conversation with Natasha Leggero
Natasha Leggero exudes elegance, clearly. The comedian and actor will be bringing glamor and more to Comedy Central soon with her new series, Another Period, she created with Garfunkel and Oates’ Riki Lindhome. We had the opportunity to chat with Leggero before she departs for Las Vegas to hea... [Read More]
 
When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)
Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and alcoholism. So who was... [Read More]