Amazon orders series reuniting Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph
Fred Armisen just wrapped production on the eighth and final season of IFC’s Portlandia (which will air in January), and the Saturday Night Live alum already has his next sitcom lined up — an Amazon Prime series reuniting him with SNL’s Maya Rudolph! Amazon announced the strai... [Read More]
Tig Notaro returns with a second season of “One Mississippi”
Tig Notaro’s Amazon series One Mississippi returns to Amazon Prime this fall. In the second season we see Tig pick… MORE Tig Notaro returns with a second season of “One Mississippi” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald Live returns with new weekly video episodes July 25, 2017
After hemming and hawing with me about starting up the ol’ video podcast/talk show again, Norm Macdonald is going ahead and releasing his comedy wolves this summer. Norm Macdonald Live returns with new weekly episodes, beginning July 25, 2017, on YouTube and Amazon Prime, via Jash. Roll the te... [Read More]
SNL’s Weekend Update gets primetime summer run for August 2017 on NBC
After sending Colin Jost and Michael Che last summer to the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions for special live editions of Weekend Update on MSNBC, the Saturday Night Live duo is getting an upgrade this summer to primetime on NBC. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update will premiere ... [Read More]
Sitcom star Alan Thicke passes away at age 69
You may remember Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host Alan Thicke best for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on Growing Pains, however, he was much more. It’s been reported that Thicke has passed on due to a heart attack that occurred while he was playing hockey with his ... [Read More]
Could UK’s “NextUp” comedy streaming service be the future model for US?
There are more comedy content providers out there today then there have ever been thanks to the power that online streaming has yielded. Gone are the days of DVDs and Blu-rays piling up on your shelves where books belong. Although, there is something satisfying about seeing a complete collection of ... [Read More]
Could UK’s “NextUp” comedy streaming service be the future model for US?
There are more comedy content providers out there today then there have ever been thanks to the power that online streaming has yielded. Gone are the days of DVDs and Blu-rays piling up on your shelves where books belong. Although, there is something satisfying about seeing a complete collection of ... [Read More]
Amazon picks up The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson all to series
Amazon has picked up all three of its primetime comedy pilots that went up for public review in August: The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. That despite Amazon's own programming chief describing his new half-hour pick-ups as only "sometimes even funny." Such is the state of "comedy" i... [Read More]
This Week on TV: Documentary Now!
Now that summer has pretty much come and gone, TV is just about back in full swing. Some of the networks are getting a jump on the new fall season as we have five series premieres, one new special, and the Primetime Emmy winners will be revealed. On Wednesday, the second season of Documentary Now!&n... [Read More]
Watch the first trailer for Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes”
Crisis in Six Scenes is a is a comedy that takes place in the 1960’s during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down. Woody Allen is not one to sit on his hands. With multiple productions alwa... [Read More]