Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese
The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SC... [Read More]
SCTV Reunion Doc for Netflix Will Be Directed by Martin Scorsese
The cast of SCTV is reuniting on May 13 in Toronto for An Afternoon with SCTV, a live special in front of a studio audience, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix has ordered a documentary about the sketch comedy troupe that will center around the reunion special and be directed by Martin Scorsese, accord... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
Let’s binge watch Don Rickles’ final project, “Dinner With Don”
Watching these clips are both hilarious and extremely sad. Hilarious because Don Rickles is a bonafide legend, sad because we… MORE Let’s binge watch Don Rickles’ final project, “Dinner With Don” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight: 1983’s The King of Comedy
Here’s the lede from my latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider.com, reflecting on Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, and Sandra Bernhard, fast-forwarding the context from 1983 to 2017. Who among us hasn’t suffered from delusions of gra... [Read More]
Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy”
“It’s better to be king for a day, than schmuck for a lifetime.” These are the immortal words spoken by… MORE Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Rob Riggle recalls the time he bombed in front of Martin Scorsese
Comedian and actor Rob Riggle stopped by The Tonight Show last night to chat with Jimmy Fallon. In this behind-the-scenes web clip, Riggle recounts the worst he ever bombed doing stand-up. Riggle talks about the time he was asked to do stand-up at a charity gala while filming The Other Guys. Riggle ... [Read More]
Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)
Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and... [Read More]
Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)
Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and... [Read More]