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]
National Comedy Center, CNN partner for live promotion tour of “The History of Comedy”
In support of the series launch of The History of Comedy, CNN Original Series in partnership with the National Comedy… MORE National Comedy Center, CNN partner for live promotion tour of “The History of Comedy” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
truTV goes inside The Comedy Cellar for truInside
truTV's behind-the-scenes comedy history series, truInside, has focused on classic big-screen comedies over its first six weeks: Airplane!, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bridesmaids, The Jerk, Heathers. But this Monday's episode spent an hour inside the Olive Tree Cafe and its more famous basement d... [Read More]
truTV goes inside The Comedy Cellar for truInside
truTV's behind-the-scenes comedy history series, truInside, has focused on classic big-screen comedies over its first six weeks: Airplane!, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bridesmaids, The Jerk, Heathers. But this Monday's episode spent an hour inside the Olive Tree Cafe and its more famous basement d... [Read More]
truTV goes inside The Comedy Cellar for truInside
truTV's behind-the-scenes comedy history series, truInside, has focused on classic big-screen comedies over its first six weeks: Airplane!, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bridesmaids, The Jerk, Heathers. But this Monday's episode spent an hour inside the Olive Tree Cafe and its more famous basement d... [Read More]
Facing Addiction: Maureen Wittels’s letter for her late son, Harris
Harris Wittels died a year ago today. The comedian and writer was only 30. He's one of far too many victims of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Last October, surviving family members of Wittels and the late Greg Giraldo -- along with comedians and thousands more living in recovery or living with the ... [Read More]
Facing Addiction: Maureen Wittels’s letter for her late son, Harris
Harris Wittels died a year ago today. The comedian and writer was only 30. He's one of far too many victims of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Last October, surviving family members of Wittels and the late Greg Giraldo -- along with comedians and thousands more living in recovery or living with the ... [Read More]
TBS orders comedy series “Search Party” starring Alia Shawkat
Alia Shawkat stars in Search Party, a new comedy TBS has just ordered up for 2016 about "a group of four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears." Her quartet is rounded out by John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner. You also se... [Read More]
TV Credits! The comedians who appear in Season 1 of The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land
Jim Gaffigan turns 49 today, but he has given the comedy scene a big fat birthday present, too, by casting so many comedians in the first season of his new TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show, which premieres July 15. Just look! Of course I had to screengrab the closest moment I could find to one... [Read More]