Episode #215: Clusterfest 2018 with Jeff Ross, Matt Broussard and the art of roasting
This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed the Roastmaster himself, Jeff Ross, and t... [Read More]
Comedy Central sets July dates for Roast of Bruce Willis with JGL as Celebrity Roastmaster
The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis is a go! Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who co-starred with Willis as a younger version of him in Looper, will serve as the celebrity Roastmaster for the event, which tapes July 14 in Los Angeles, and will premiere on Sunday, July 29, 2018, on Comedy Central. Of cours... [Read More]
Review: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Review: “The Last Laugh” documentary explores humor, the Holocaust and taboos
The Last Laugh opens with a quote onscreen from the noted non-comedian, German novelist Heinrich Mann, who wrote: “Whoever has cried enough, laughs.” Mann fled Nazi Germany while Hitler’s soldiers burned his books in public. The documentary then cuts to a Nazi-uniformed figure... [Read More]
Review: “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro
Don’t be misled by the title or the movie trailers. The Comedian, a Taylor Hackford film (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) starring Robert De Niro as a former sitcom star and stand-up comedian still trying to ply his trade into his 70s, is actually a love story about second chances and last ch... [Read More]
Frank Castillo is the “Roast Battle II” champion
16 people entered, one man left and that man is happens to be the doorman of The Comedy Store. Frank… MORE Frank Castillo is the “Roast Battle II” champion appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Frank Castillo is the “Roast Battle II” champion
16 people entered, one man left and that man is happens to be the doorman of The Comedy Store. Frank… MORE Frank Castillo is the “Roast Battle II” champion appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Roast Battle II begins four-night primetime run on Comedy Central: Watch the previews now!
Roast Battle II begins a four-night run tonight, with new episodes at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Thursday-Sunday, following the action as 16 stand-up comedians roast each other in front of celebrity judges until only one reigns supreme live on Sunday night on Comedy Central. I could’ve sworn that... [Read More]
Episode #130: 2016 Comedy MVPs with Jason Zinoman of the New York Times
Jason Zinoman is the comedy critic for The New York Times, and has written a new book about David Letterman which will come out April 2017 (pre-order Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night now!). But first, Zinoman joined me once again to close the book on 2016. Who was the Most Valuable ... [Read More]
Episode #130: 2016 Comedy MVPs with Jason Zinoman of the New York Times
Jason Zinoman is the comedy critic for The New York Times, and has written a new book about David Letterman which will come out April 2017 (pre-order Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night now!). But first, Zinoman joined me once again to close the book on 2016. Who was the Most Valuable ... [Read More]