Checking in on the State of Canadian Comedy with Mark Forward
Mark Forward has been performing standup comedy for two decades now, and he’s a bit of an anomaly in a number of ways. He’s a Canadian who doesn’t aspire to pack up and move to the United States to grow his career, instead choosing to remain in his native Toronto. From that base, h... [Read More]
Sam Jay to tape her first comedy album in NYC on September 21st
Sam Jay is on a tear right now, the comedian just returned from Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival where she… MORE Sam Jay to tape her first comedy album in NYC on September 21st appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
Extreme Hidden Camera Pranks: Sadism in Sheep’s Clothing
Hidden camera pranks entered the zeitgeist back in 1948, courtesy of Allen Funt’s then-groundbreaking television program Candid Camera. The premise was simple yet universal: trick everyday folks with lighthearted gags, film their reactions, then watch the laughter wash over them when the hoax ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Listen to Andy Kindler’s “State Of The Industry Address” from Just For Laughs 2017
Every year during Just For Laughs’ ComedyPro series, comedian Andy Kindler addresses the comedy industry updating them about the state… MORE Listen to Andy Kindler’s “State Of The Industry Address” from Just For Laughs 2017 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry Address Gets Introspective
Andy Kindler is a changed man. At least, he’d really like to think so. Friday marked the 22nd year he’s delivered his signature “State of the Industry Address,” a scathing keynote speech at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival that takes aim at the entertainment industry... [Read More]
Review: Sarah Tiana at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017
Sarah Tiana has appeared regularly on @midnight, and previously on the panels for E!’s Chelsea Lately and CMT’s The Josh Wolf Show, but as she notes on her website, those are perhaps the only things you know about Tiana. She also has written for many Comedy Central Roasts, for ... [Read More]
First impressions: New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017
First things first: The best performances from Wednesday night’s debut New Faces showcases in Montreal came from Taylor Tomlinson, Martin Urbano, Preacher Lawson, Sam Jay and James Austin Johnson. Secondly: The early showcase Wednesday (Group 1) was otherwise solid from top to bottom, des... [Read More]