Dave Chappelle discusses his friend Bradley Cooper directing him in “A Star Is Born”
This weekend the highly anticipated film, A Star Is Born burned it up at the box office. Star/writer/director Bradley Cooper… MORE Dave Chappelle discusses his friend Bradley Cooper directing him in “A Star Is Born” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Showtime cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons
I cannot say I’m surprised. Or that anyone else is surprised to learn this week that Showtime had cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons. Despite what I wrote in Decider urging the network this summer to give it a third go-around. The series, based on the non-fiction book of the s... [Read More]
Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”
I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a... [Read More]
Season 2 of Showtime’s comedian drama, “I’m Dying Up Here” returns May 6th
Season 2 of Showtime’s comedian drama series I’m Dying Up Here is scheduled to drop on May 6th. The show,… MORE Season 2 of Showtime’s comedian drama, “I’m Dying Up Here” returns May 6th appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Regina Hall, Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer, and More Join Showtime Pilot ‘Ball Street’
Showtime’s comedy pilot Ball Street is rounding out its cast. The network announced today that Casey Wilson, Regina Hall, Paul Scheer, Kurt Braunohler, and Eugene Cordero have joined the cast of the half-hour pilot, which was ordered back in September. Produced and directed by Seth Rogen and E... [Read More]
Showtime has cancelled Dice
After two seasons, Showtime has decided to stop rolling the Dice with Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical sitcom. The formal announcement came Tuesday, but the writing had been on the wall, ever since its notable absence at the winter TCA sessions. Ratings also were never great for the si... [Read More]
Showtime Cancels ‘Dice’ After Two Seasons
Showtime is not moving forward with Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical series Dice. According to The Wrap, the network has officially canceled the series starring Dice, Natasha Leggero, Kevin Corrigan, and more after two seasons. Created by Scot Armstrong, the series was originally ... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2017
Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, unpredictably silly novels, or behind-the-scenes accounts of classic comedy movies? Are you at all interested in comic strips, hipster-mocking, the diaries of a gen... [Read More]
2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31
#50-#41 | #30-#21 | #20-#11 | #10-#1 As we close the book on 2017, The Laugh Button staff sets up… MORE 2017 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #40 to #31 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Tonight Show backstage comedy, “There’s… Johnny!”
There’s… Johnny! is a show that’s already had an interesting life even before this trailer dropped today. The Hulu show… MORE Watch the trailer for Paul Reiser’s Tonight Show backstage comedy, “There’s… Johnny!” appeared first on The Laug... [Read More]