Edinburgh star Mae Martin: ‘I had a breakup and noticed how similar it felt to getting off drugs'
The Canadian comic may look like she needs ID to get into her own shows, but her Fringe show is her frankest (and funniest) yet‘I love being gut-wrenchingly honest,” says elfin comic Mae Martin when we meet in an Edinburgh cafe. “It’s so satisfying.” Other standups book... [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]
Why I wrote a comedy show about incontinence | Elaine Miller
As a physiotherapist, I know a third of women don’t have reliable body control. I wanted to raise awareness of this taboo subject at Edinburgh festivalI’m a physiotherapist, and as a fresh-faced graduate, my ambition was to work in elite sports. I did it, too, thriving on team spirit, tr... [Read More]
It’s Time for Male Allies in Comedy to Step Up
In 2015, just before his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert penned a thoughtful article for Glamour asserting his intention to use his new platform as a way to celebrate women’s voices. Stating the obvious, he noted that “while there are many talented female comedians o... [Read More]
Iliza Shlesinger Came After Other Female Comics, and It Did Not Go Well
As the host of a new late night show on Freeform, Iliza Shlesinger has been having a very successful 2017 so far, but this week the standup has come under fire for some comments she made about women in comedy. It all started with an interview with Shlesinger Deadline posted on Monday, in which she&r... [Read More]
Here’s the trailer for Steve Carell and Emma Stone’s “Battle of the Sexes”
Battle of the Sexes gives a slightly fictionalized look at one of the biggest events in sports history: the 1973… MORE Here’s the trailer for Steve Carell and Emma Stone’s “Battle of the Sexes” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone
Steve Carell and Emma Stone star in a comedy together about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and today the first trailer was released. Battle of the Sexes was directed by Little Miss Sunshine team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, written by Slumdog Millionaire’... [Read More]
Why You Should Check Out Anthony Oberbeck and Carmen Christopher’s ‘Sex Talk’
Out of Thomas Fricilone and Kelly Cooper’s Ground Floor Comedy has come a truly insane web series worthy of 10 of your minutes today. It’s called Sex Talk, it’s hosted by Anthony Oberbeck and Carmen Christopher, and it will make you feel as if you’ve descended into ... [Read More]
Michael Bolton and the Art of Being In on the Joke
In the history of cinema, few celebrities have ever been mocked so brutally over the course of a movie as poor Michael Bolton in Office Space. We find out that one of the low-level employees the movie focuses on shares a name with him, and ever since he became famous in the late ’80s, his [&he... [Read More]
Jamie Kilstein leaves Citizen Radio podcast amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct
Comedian and activist Jamie Kilstein has left the progressively liberal podcast Citizen Radio amid allegations of sexual harassment and sexual… MORE Jamie Kilstein leaves Citizen Radio podcast amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]