The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight: 1983’s The King of Comedy
Here’s the lede from my latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider.com, reflecting on Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, and Sandra Bernhard, fast-forwarding the context from 1983 to 2017. Who among us hasn’t suffered from delusions of gra... [Read More]
Review: “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro
Don’t be misled by the title or the movie trailers. The Comedian, a Taylor Hackford film (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) starring Robert De Niro as a former sitcom star and stand-up comedian still trying to ply his trade into his 70s, is actually a love story about second chances and last ch... [Read More]
Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy”
“It’s better to be king for a day, than schmuck for a lifetime.” These are the immortal words spoken by… MORE Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #126: Jessica Kirson
Jessica Kirson has a captivating stage presence that bowls you over with laughter, whether you’re a schmuck in the front row or one of the so-called celebrities on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. Kirson has a featured role onscreen and behind the scenes in the new Robert De Niro movie about an agi... [Read More]
Episode #126: Jessica Kirson
Jessica Kirson has a captivating stage presence that bowls you over with laughter, whether you’re a schmuck in the front row or one of the so-called celebrities on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. Kirson has a featured role onscreen and behind the scenes in the new Robert De Niro movie about an agi... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for ‘The Comedian’ Starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, and More
Last month Sony added a new film starring Robert De Niro called The Comedian, and the first trailer was just released. De Niro plays a comedian and former sitcom star named Jackie Burke who attempts to reinvent his career, and Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, Edie Falco, and Harvey Keitel ro... [Read More]
Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian
Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, ... [Read More]
Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian
Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, ... [Read More]