Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere
This past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival includin... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button Podcast: Karate and fireworks with Rob Cantrell
Mark and Matt deliver thoughts about late night humor, Nate Bargatze, Nic Cage, Aziz Ansari on Netflix, and even a bit about Star Wars. We then host Rob Cantrell to discuss Karate and Fireworks with Mitch Hedberg, weed, and how much you would pay for your memories all in this super stuffed episode o... [Read More]
 
Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
About Andres du Bouchet’s tirade about the state of late night comedy
This weekend comedian, and longtime Conan writer Andres du Bouchet went on a Twitter tirade about the current state of late night television. Du Bouchet was seemingly fed up with the scene and its very broad approach to what it puts on the air. Du Bouchet didn’t name names, but declared that c... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button Podcast: Linquistics lessons with Myq Kaplan
There’s a lot of amateur raps on this episode as Mark and Matt discuss the comedy news including Amy Schumer hosting the VMAs, HBO’s new season of comedy shows, and Letterman. They then welcome comedian Myq Kaplan onto the show to discuss his comedy career. New episodes of The Laugh Butt... [Read More]
 
I Had To Follow That! Ari Shaffir gets his confidence checked
Ari Shaffir tells us a story about his early days coming up at The Comedy Store. He was working the door at the club and getting some stage time. With the experience under his belt, Shaffir was beginning to gain confidence. Confidence that was quickly put into check. I Had To Follow That! Ari Shaffi... [Read More]
 
How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide
Hello. My name is Rob Babcock and I’m a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you can buy the 70 pa... [Read More]
 
Veep returns and it’s “Future Whatever”
As the Vice President of the United States, Selina Meyer was a woman on a mission. Any mission, in fact. Of (the most awkward) sorts. Disjointed ventures barely purported to win votes and carelessly undermined by P.O.T.U.S. (the President Of The United States) from episode one. And by her own staff,... [Read More]
 
Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy
You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to which you aspire &ndash... [Read More]