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]
Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian
Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, ... [Read More]