Dark Comedies Revisited: “Ruthless People”
When the movie Airplane was released (directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker), it brought on a sea… MORE Dark Comedies Revisited: “Ruthless People” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
From Good Neighbor to ‘Brigsby Bear,’ Dave McCary Plays by His Own Rules
Permission can often be a barrier for aspiring creators looking to break into an industry. We tend to think approval from an authority or years attaining degrees are necessary components to finding success, but in Dave McCary’s case, he didn’t wait for the go-ahead. Instead the director ... [Read More]
From Good Neighbor to ‘Brigsby Bear,’ Dave McCary Plays by His Own Rules
Permission can often be a barrier for aspiring creators looking to break into an industry. We tend to think approval from an authority or years attaining degrees are necessary components to finding success, but in Dave McCary’s case, he didn’t wait for the go-ahead. Instead the director ... [Read More]
Catching Up with Wyatt Cenac
With season 2 of TBS’ sci-fi comedy series People of Earth premiering tonight at 9:30pm, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with the star of the show, Wyatt Cenac. Cenac was working as a standup comic and writer for King of the Hill before he landed a regular spot as […] [Read More]
‘McSweeney’s’ Editor Chris Monks Talks Patreon, Paying for Humor, and the Jerk Folder
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has provided the web with “almost daily humor” for almost two decades. Over that time, how we use the web, and how we profit from it, has changed drastically, but McSweeney’s has remained more or less the same in both spirit and business model. I... [Read More]
Episode #164: Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow has one of the most impressive comedy resumes of anyone, anywhere. His Apatow Productions has produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love and Crashing, he has directed the hit movies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, This Is 40 a... [Read More]
Episode #164: Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow has one of the most impressive comedy resumes of anyone, anywhere. His Apatow Productions has produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love and Crashing, he has directed the hit movies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, This Is 40 a... [Read More]
BT Kingsley Stays Busy on ‘The Next Level’
The penultimate performer on Comedy Central’s Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level (Sunday at 11/10c) is the LA by way of Sacramento comic BT Kingsley. Kingsley has been at it for 12 years, paving his own way, resourcefully hustling to stay busy and relevant. He’s an only child, which mea... [Read More]
Seeking Adventure and Demystifying Philosophy with Danny Lobell
Danny Lobell has done some strange things for money. Running a hairless cat breeding business, selling Jackie Mason’s cassette tapes on Broadway, starting a hipster egg company with his Ecuadorian gangster neighbor — all this and more will form the subject of his upcoming one-man Edinbur... [Read More]
Rick Gutierrez on Childhood, Standup, and His Earliest Comedy Influences
Comedian Rick Gutierrez grew up in a full house, the fifth of six children. Fittingly, his comedy is largely focused on marriage, kids, and aging in an era of changing family values. The 54-year-old comic has been performing for nearly half of his life, but is just now getting the attention he deser... [Read More]