Leslie Jones has a message for comedy critics and that’s to just laugh
This clip has been making the rounds of late because it’s really resonated with the comedians sharing it. Leslie Jones… MORE Leslie Jones has a message for comedy critics and that’s to just laugh appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The Friars Club celebrated in PBS “Treasures of New York”
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday with a look back across a century of laughs and comedian-on-comedian ribbing as PBS premieres a new half-hour documentary on The Friars Club as part of the "Treasures of New York" series. The special debuts at 10 tonight on WLIW21, and 10 p.m. Friday on WNET-THIRTEEN. I... [Read More]
MAKERS documentary series kicks off with “Women In Comedy”
We need another documentary about women in comedy like we need another Holocaust movie. Distressingly, still necessary. So long as there are people who challenge genders, races, religions and varied upbringings, we'll need to keep presenting evidence to contradict and convince them that anyone is ca... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian
Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be askin... [Read More]
The Venetian Las Vegas devotes comedy stage exclusively to female performers with “Lipshtick”
Las Vegas may have countless entertainment options in and around the Vegas Strip of resorts and casinos, but when it comes to comedy, it remains home mainly to men. The comedians with short- or long-term residencies in Vegas right now? Carrot Top (Luxor), Terry Fator (The Mirage), Vinnie F... [Read More]
Kathleen Madigan, Earthquake and Retha Jones on an all-comedy episode of The View
Performing stand-up comedy on live morning television sounds thrilling enough until you stop on the word "morning" and realize, ohhhhh, stand-up comedy on TV in the morning doesn't sound much fun. Who's ready to laugh first thing in the morning? Is i... [Read More]
Review: “Women Aren’t Funny,” a documentary
Are women funny? Are you funny? That's a fairer, more legitimate question. In a new documentary by stand-up comedian Bonnie McFarlane, shot with her husband, comedian Rich Vos, Women Aren't Funny wisely takes a humorous approach to the topic. "It see... [Read More]
An Interview with the Forever Honest Susie Essman
Actress and comedian Susie Essman is amazingly cool.She’s a brash New Yorker and a confident woman. She has a great heart, and can make you laugh as easily as she can make you think. Essman is smart and honest – the only way she knows how... [Read More]
Details About Rick Newman’s New Comedy Theatre In Manhattan
Rick Newman, the man responsible for Catch A Rising Star, which he opened in Manhattan at the end of 1972, has been a good friend of mine for many years, and he gave me this inside scoop which I will share with you Laugh Button readers. Rick and his partner, Peter Martin, have undertaken a [...] ... [Read More]
Larry David: “I will do stand-up again” (Video)
On Monday's episode of the Joy Behar Show on HLN, Larry David, Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin stop by to promote the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered Sunday night on HBO. Among the many topics discussed, Behar — a stand-up, herself — asks David if he’d ever return to the stage. The good news is that he seems to be into the idea. [Read More]