Tom Segura on his latest stand-up special, “Disgraceful,” and comedy itself
“I wish I was home right now.” That is how Tom Segura starts off his newest special, Disgraceful. This is… MORE Tom Segura on his latest stand-up special, “Disgraceful,” and comedy itself appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Tom Segura on his latest stand-up special, “Disgraceful,” and comedy itself
“I wish I was home right now.” That is how Tom Segura starts off his newest special, Disgraceful. This is… MORE Tom Segura on his latest stand-up special, “Disgraceful,” and comedy itself appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Katt Williams Wants to Start a Conversation
Katt Williams views his live show as a conversation between himself and a room full of his friends, friends he’s made by touring the country and returning to cities again and again. In his new special Great America, which just dropped on Netflix, he opens with a masterful display of his partic... [Read More]
Going ‘Corporate’ with Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, and Pat Bishop
“Comedy Central Is Corporate.” That’s what was on some mysterious billboards in Los Angeles and New York recently, without much else to go off other than a date. For most people they didn’t know what the billboards were advertising, but there were three guys who had the insid... [Read More]
Going Inside the TV Comedy Machine with Andy Richter
Andy Richter is professionally nice. He got his start playing sweetest dad in the game Mike Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch and just got more convivial from there. From 1993-2007, and then from 2009 to today, Richter has been softening the edges of Conan O’Brien—first on Late Night, t... [Read More]
Going Inside the TV Comedy Machine with Andy Richter
Andy Richter is professionally nice. He got his start playing sweetest dad in the game Mike Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch and just got more convivial from there. From 1993-2007, and then from 2009 to today, Richter has been softening the edges of Conan O’Brien—first on Late Night, t... [Read More]
Talking Faith, Standup, and Season 2 of ‘Crashing’ with Pete Holmes
As a verb, Crashing — the title of comedian Pete Holmes’s semi-autobiographical HBO series — took on multiple conceptual connotations throughout season 1. Our protagonist Pete, a naïve and sheltered evangelical Christian, watched his life come crashing down after discover... [Read More]
Catching Up with Anjelah Johnson
When I caught up with Anjelah Johnson she was at her home in LA, getting ready to head to the Bay Area to spend Christmas with her family before doing a stretch of eight New Year’s weekend shows at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton, just 25 minutes from where she grew up. For Johnson, ... [Read More]
Inside ‘Alone Together’ with Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo
In the opening scene of the pilot episode of Alone Together, a new comedy produced by The Lonely Island, a guy picks up a girl from her one-night stand and they talk about getting “smashed,” the walk of shame, and Boko Haram. There’s nothing entirely unusual about that for a cable ... [Read More]
Marianne Ways: Comedy Booker, Producer, and Consultant Extraordinaire
Over the years, Littlefield in Brooklyn has become a go-to spot for Monday night comedy in New York. It was once the home of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub before the duo moved the show to LA. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac then filled the spot with a show that The New York [&helli... [Read More]