Too Soon? Documentary recalls “The Onion” issue following 9/11
Satirical publication The Onion began printing on actual newsprint back in August 1988. The staff picked up and left their original home in Madison, Wisc., where they had begun while attending The University of Wisconsin, and moved to New York City in 2001. So they were still new New Yorkers when th... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for the biopic, “Stan And Ollie” about the final tour of Laurel and Hardy
John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan are portraying the legendary comedy duo of Laurel And Hardy in an upcoming biopic,… MORE Watch the trailer for the biopic, “Stan And Ollie” about the final tour of Laurel and Hardy appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
My brother, my brother, and my quest to get into the “Trolls” sequel
About a year ago the brother’s McElroy – Justin, Travis, and Griffin. Hosts of the wildly funny podcast (and short-lived… MORE My brother, my brother, and my quest to get into the “Trolls” sequel appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Rain check: Amazon shelves Woody Allen’s last (?) movie?
Every year since 1982’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Woody Allen has directed and released a feature film. Until now. Not only is Allen not working on any projects at the moment, but his most recent film, A Rainy Day In New York — which wrapped in November 2017 — might not... [Read More]
Michael Jr.’s “More Than Funny” special will play in cinemas via Fathom Events
Michael Jr.’s newest comedy special will be released nationwide in movie theaters as a one-night-only event. Tickets for the Oct. 18 screenings of “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” can be purchased online at Fathom Events and participating theater box offices. “I’m ... [Read More]
Indiegogo campaign to complete final, posthumous documentary special on Ralphie May
When I sat down with Ralphie May and Lahna Turner to podcast in the green room of Gotham Comedy Club back in March 2015, a woman with a camera filmed the whole thing. They planned to make a documentary about themselves as a comedy couple and a family. Instead, they separated. Ralphie later died. And... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for the new Gilda Rander movie “Love, Gilda”
Prepare for the feels! Magnoila Pictures is releasing a new movie about the life of Gilda Radner. A comedy pioneer… MORE Watch the trailer for the new Gilda Rander movie “Love, Gilda” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Academy Awards hoping to become more popular by adding Oscar category for “popular film”
It just got a little bit easier for a comedy to win a major Academy Award. No, the Oscars aren’t considering great comedies as potential Best Picture nominees, nor are they creating a specific Best Picture (Comedy) category. But the Academy did announce today that they’re adding a new ca... [Read More]
Wil Sylvince’s inspirational boxing film, “I Am Maurice,” tags Michael Che, Damon Wayans Jr. as EPs
Wil Sylvince’s passion project outside of stand-up comedy has been almost a decade in the making. Sylvince first showed me a short spec video back in 2010 of him as a boxer. Seven years later, his boxing film, I Am Maurice, has successfully raised more than $104,000 via Kickstarter from 6... [Read More]
Bo Burnham reflects on his own youth and his wonderful new movie, “Eighth Grade”
Bo Burnham grew up in front of the world, thanks to YouTube. Burnham now has translated that experience to 2018 and to everyone else, with his wonderful new movie, Eighth Grade. It premiered at Sundance in January, and goes nationwide this weekend. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Bo for m... [Read More]