Congrats to these comedians and comedies at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys
Over two nights last weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys celebrated many of the comedic efforts on TV and whatever you call TV in 2018. Among the first-time winners: Chris Redd and Kenan Thompson (pictured above) for writing the Saturday Night Live music video “Come Back Barack” (Outstandin... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Rick and Morty” season 3
It will be a while since we get season 4 of Rick & Morty (but we know at least 70… MORE Cool thing to buy this week: “Rick and Morty” season 3 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable Television with ‘Acceptable.TV’
The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media tie-ins, every book a video trailer, every TV show a second screen experience. For just a moment, imagine a strange, distant land called “Cable TV in 2007... [Read More]
The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017
The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY&nb... [Read More]
The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017
The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY&nb... [Read More]
The Perpetually Underrated Versatility of Chris Parnell
When Will Ferrell left Saturday Night Live in May 2002, his final episode ended with his castmates sharing stories about their time working with him. One such story came from Chris Parnell, who revealed that after he had been fired from the show following the 2001 season, it was actually Ferrell who... [Read More]
The Perpetually Underrated Versatility of Chris Parnell
When Will Ferrell left Saturday Night Live in May 2002, his final episode ended with his castmates sharing stories about their time working with him. One such story came from Chris Parnell, who revealed that after he had been fired from the show following the 2001 season, it was actually Ferrell who... [Read More]
‘Rick and Morty’ Writers on Adult Swim’s Lack of Shows by Women: “I Don’t Think It’s Too Late to Change Things”
Rick and Morty recently kicked off its third season on Adult Swim, and three episodes in, it’s already received plenty of rave reviews online. Season 3 also marks the first time that Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland added women to their writing staff, and The Hollywood Reporter recently spok... [Read More]
How ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘BoJack Horseman’ Changed What Adult Animation Could Be
When I first saw ads for Rick and Morty on Adult Swim in 2013, the premise seemed pretty straightforward: Back to the Future, except Doc is an asshole (or a bigger one, depending on how you felt about him in the movie). Beyond the obvious similarities of the premise, Justin Roiland’s Morty voi... [Read More]
Watch this incredibly trippy video that brings “Rick and Morty” and Run the Jewels together
To get everyone (even more) excited about Rick and Morty‘s return to air at the end of the month, Adult Swim… MORE Watch this incredibly trippy video that brings “Rick and Morty” and Run the Jewels together appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]