R.I.P. Sean Hughes (1965-2017)
Irish comedian Sean Hughes was only 24 when he won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s top prize for his 1990 showcase, “A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes.” Hughes returned to Edinburgh this past August with friends for an improvised showcase, “Sean Hughes’s Blank Book.&rd... [Read More]
Ralphie May dead at 45
Some sad news in the comedy world happened today as comedian Ralphie May has died of cardiac arrest at the… MORE Ralphie May dead at 45 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Ralphie May dead at 45
Some sad news in the comedy world happened today as comedian Ralphie May has died of cardiac arrest at the… MORE Ralphie May dead at 45 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
R.I.P. Ralphie May (1972-2017)
Ralphie May, a larger than life stand-up comedian who won the hearts of America if not also their votes in the very first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has died. May was 45. Though battling pneumonia for the past week, May continued to show up for his 2017 residency at Harrah’s La... [Read More]
R.I.P. Joey Edmonds
Joey Edmonds had an impact on the comedy world twice, first as half of the duo Edmonds and Curley, then for future generations of stand-up comedians performing at colleges across America as agent/manager of Joey Edmonds Presents. Edmonds died over the weekend. Born Joe Putzer, he grew up in Oshkosh,... [Read More]
R.I.P. Shelley Berman (1925-2017)
Shelley Berman, famed comedian and actor whose career spanned several decades, died early this morning at the age of 92 at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif., his publicist Glenn Schwartz told The Comic’s Comic. Berman, born Feb. 3, 1925, in Chicago, died from complications of Alzh... [Read More]
R.I.P. Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)
That the French would love Jerry Lewis should surprise no one who saw him perform at his peak from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. That Americans would mock the French for it is perhaps more surprising. For the great physicality, cartoonish faces and slapstick sound effects that Lewis used to m... [Read More]
R.I.P. Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)
That the French would love Jerry Lewis should surprise no one who saw him perform at his peak from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. That Americans would mock the French for it is perhaps more surprising. For the great physicality, cartoonish faces and slapstick sound effects that Lewis used to m... [Read More]
R.I.P. Dick Gregory (1932-2017)
All of the comedians and comedy fans who claim Richard Pryor was the greatest stand-up comedian ever have Dick Gregory to thank for that. Before Pryor or George Carlin embraced the so-called counterculture, Gregory was out there on the front lines of 1960s activism and breaking the racial barriers f... [Read More]
Legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory dead at 84
One of the greatest comedians and social activist of our time has left us. Dick Gregory has died at the… MORE Legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory dead at 84 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]