Comedians threaten boycott of New Yorker Fest over invite to Steve Bannon; magazine rescinds invite
And how was your Labor Day? The New Yorker Fest announced its star-studded list of attendees for one-on-one talks Oct. 5-7, 2018, and one name stopped several of the stars from attending. Steve Bannon, the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm that helped Donald Trump win the White... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on responsibilities and apologies
Patton Oswalt sat down last month with Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi (a comedian herself in her spare time) for a spirited conversation about what it means to be a comedian in 2018. Izadi asked Oswalt how he navigates the line in a time when every Tweet is scrutinized, and comedians are taken... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt gives praise to Gary Gulman and Shane Torres for two killer bits he’s envious of
Patton Oswalt was recently the guest on the Vulture podcast, Good One hosted by Jesse David Fox. The point of… MORE Patton Oswalt gives praise to Gary Gulman and Shane Torres for two killer bits he’s envious of appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
“Think you got him, Michelle” the work of Patton Oswalt’s wife helps catch a serial killer after 40 years
It appears Michelle McNamara’s final case helped bring a murderer to justice. MacNamara, known to us comedy fans as Patton… MORE “Think you got him, Michelle” the work of Patton Oswalt’s wife helps catch a serial killer after 40 years appeared first on The Laugh B... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt mourns the death of his ska career
Here’s what would happen when a director or I would say, “Patton if you want you can add a line… MORE Patton Oswalt mourns the death of his ska career appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt mourns the death of his ska career
Here’s what would happen when a director or I would say, “Patton if you want you can add a line… MORE Patton Oswalt mourns the death of his ska career appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Brett Gelman’s Classic “iBrain” Bit Helped ‘Comedy Death-Ray/Bang Bang’ Reach New Highs of Hilarity and Raunch
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The 35th episode of Comedy Bang Bang, which gave the world the gift of Brett Gelman’s “iBrain,” helped establish the tone, personality, and boundaries of the then-young podc... [Read More]
Jordan Peele, Veep, Last Week Tonight win at the 2018 WGA Awards
It was another great night both for Jordan Peele and HBO as the awards season swung through the Writers Guild of America on Sunday night. Peele won for Original Screenplay for his first feature film, Get Out, while HBO played host to the writers for both Best Comedy Series, Veep, and best comedy/var... [Read More]