A Great Comedy Resource: the ‘Conan’ Writers’ Transitions List
If the Workaholics writers’ board of terrible joke clichés is a solid resource for what phrases not to use as a writer or comedian, then the below so-called “transitions list” that Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin shared on Twitter e... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Talking ‘Dead People Suck’ with Laurie Kilmartin
When faced with the loss of her father, comedian Laurie Kilmartin was confronted with an additional challenge: how to make a topic as well-tread as death funny and original. “It’s like trying to do a joke about airplane food.” She started with her moving 2016 comedy special 45 Joke... [Read More]
Laurie Kilmartin’s Book ‘Dead People Suck’ Is Out Next Month
Standup, podcaster, and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin has a new book out next month. Titled Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed, the book is described as an “honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying” and is inspired by her experien... [Read More]
Laurie Kilmartin’s Book ‘Dead People Suck’ Is Out Next Month
Standup, podcaster, and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin has a new book out next month. Titled Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed, the book is described as an “honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying” and is inspired by her experien... [Read More]
2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31
#50-#41 | #30-#21 | #20-#11 | #10-#1 As we close the book on 2017, The Laugh Button staff sets up… MORE 2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Why the World of Standup Is Both the Best and Worst Place to Battle Mental Illness
The initial scenes of the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime’s new dramedy set in early 1970s Los Angeles about the toils of emerging stars in the local standup comedy scene – are a con job. The audience is hijacked by cameras in love with a beautiful, brooding-but... [Read More]