I Used Funny or Die’s Pitch App for a Month, and This Is What It Was Like
I touched the olive-colored olive icon and was in: Pitch, the invite-only joke-writing app developed by Funny or Die. It was the first day of its wide release, in late July, when there were about 900 users. Everyone, but especially the app’s creator, Matt Klinman, and the app’s editor, T... [Read More]
Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
Laughable podcast app celebrates version 2.0 with an ‘Artists Collective’ live showcase
As the comedy boom enters its final explosive phases, more and more entrepreneurs are figuring out how to make the most out of it, if not also a bit of profit, too. I’m taking a look at some of these businesses this week… For years, I told people I didn’t have a podcast because th... [Read More]
Snapshot: Most popular comedians on Laugh.ly app by state, vs. presidential leanings, October 2016
Need yet another unscientific way to break down how Americans feel, just a couple of weeks before the 2016 presidential election? New comedy streaming app Laugh.ly -- which lets you stream your favorite stand-up comedians for free -- has broken down who your favorite stand-up comedians to listen to ... [Read More]
RIP Vine, 2013-2016
The age of the looping, six-second comedy video is no more. Today, the teams behind Twitter and Vine announced that they’ve decided to shut down the Vine app starting today. The Vine website will stay up for now, and it’s unclear yet whether all the existing Vines will remain online or e... [Read More]
‘Party Over Here’ Taps Into the True Nature of Social Media with “Sadstagram”
Here’s a sneak peek from tomorrow’s new episode of Party Over Here, in which Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer, and Alison Rich star in a commercial parody for the latest new Instagram translation app “Sadstagram.” It’s a very handy app that sends helpful alerts when your fr... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert will be the voice of your navigation app
Since we have to commute many miles to get to The Laugh Button Towers each day, the navication app Waze is used frequently around these parts. Providing things like letting us know where the traffic jams, accidents, and most importantly, the cops are located. Every once in a while the app gets a cel... [Read More]
FXX and The Simpsons launch Simpsons World app for all-access to #EverySimpsonsEver
If you missed out on FXX's #EverySimpsonsEver marathon, or missed watching every episode of The Simpsons the first time it aired, then now you can catch up with any episode, anytime, as FX Networks is unveiling its "Simpsons World" app and experience today. SimpsonsWorld.com asks for authentication ... [Read More]
FX's "Simpsons World" App Launches Tomorrow
by Megh Wright After a long wait, FX Networks announced today that its comprehensive Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" will finally be made available to fans tomorrow. The app (which requires a cable subscription login) will include clips, trivia, and access to all 552 Simpsons episodes including... [Read More]
Comedy Central resurrects Ugly Americans with new app, mobile episodes
All of the comedy fans who kept coming here in the past couple of years hoping for Ugly Americans to return have seen their wish granted by Comedy Central. Over the weekend, the network announced new mini-episodes are available and coming via a new Ugly Americans app. The animated series, which ran ... [Read More]