'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
Sketchy MVPs: Hugh Laurie from “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”
We all love Amy Schumer, everyone knows how brilliant Key & Peele are, and you’ve watched Will Ferrell’s classic Saturday Night Live sketches countless of times. But in this weekly column Sketchy MVPs, The Laugh Button shines a light on comedians from our favorites sho... [Read More]
Dive into the upcoming fifth season of HBO’s “Veep”
Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Veep starring Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for its fifth season April 24. If you haven’t seen this far in the series, stop reading here. SPOILER ALERT. President Selina Meyer is in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her ... [Read More]
They cannot be serious: why comics tend to make bad baddies
One-time Blackadder buffoon Hugh Laurie was on devilish form in The Night Manager but it’s a rare comedian who plays a convincing screen villainThe BBC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager finished on Sunday night – perhaps you noticed? It united the natio... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert danced with celebs to celebrate Daft Punk not being allowed to perform on his show
Last night Stephen Colbert was supposed to be throwing a celebration of his annual StePhest Colbchella ’013 summer music festival. He was booked to have the band Daft Punk on the show. The french duo have one of the biggest songs of the summer with “Get Lucky,” but it turns out tha... [Read More]
Emma Thompson Interviews Hugh Laurie About Their Sketch Comedy Days
There's a lot you probably don't know about tonight's Daily Show guest Emma Thompson. Did you know, for example, that at age 16 she became the youngest person to sail around the world, beating the previous record by nearly six months? ... [Read More]
Fry and Laurie, together again | Chortle
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to be reunited for a TV documentary to mark their comic partnership. UKTV’s Gold channel has commissioned a 90-minute documentary to celebrate 30 years since they met for the first time at Cambridge University. [Read More]