‘SNL,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Veep,’ and More Win 2017 Emmy Awards
The 2017 Emmys were handed out last night, and in case you missed it, comedy made history in two categories. Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for her work on Aziz Ansari’s Master of None (watch her fantastic acceptance speec... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby and John Robins share Best Comedy Show honors at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe; Natalie Palamides Best Newcomer
For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards declared not one but two individual winners of the Best Comedy Show at the Fringe, with Australian Hannah Gadsby and Brit John Robins sharing the top 2017 prize. Meanwhile, American Natalie Palamides took home the Best Newcomer prize for the 2017 ... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh comedy awards: the nominees in full
Female comics dominate the nine-strong shortlist for the ‘Oscars of live comedy’, as shows about a breakup, a goodbye and class consciousness make the cut• Plan your trip: the Edinburgh 2017 shows we recommendThe Edinburgh comedy award shortlist has been announced, and it features m... [Read More]
The superhero and the standup: Spider-Man Tom Holland and his dad Dominic
The star of Marvel’s blockbuster is the subject of his father’s comedy show at the Edinburgh fringe. They discuss the art of getting laughs, sending Spidey back to school and finding the old man a part in a webslinging sequelThere is no shortage of up-and-coming comedians with famous par... [Read More]
Billy Eichner Makes a Strong Case for Why ‘Billy on the Street’ Deserves an Emmy This Year
Here’s a clip from Billy Eichner’s appearance on last night’s Late Night, where he makes a strong case for why Billy on the Street deserves to win the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Emmy this year despite the steep competition of Saturday Night Live. “I know... [Read More]
Forbes’ list of highest paid comedians of 2017 puts a familiar face back on top
Every year Forbes releases its list of highest paid comedians. A list that sometimes makes us scratch our head when… MORE Forbes’ list of highest paid comedians of 2017 puts a familiar face back on top appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Joe Mande talks the nature of Shark Tank, comedy awards, satire and pranks on the cusp of his “Award-Winning” Netflix special
Joe Mande may not win any actual awards for his first hourlong comedy special, although many comedians would consider getting Netflix to release Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special is recognition enough. Mande, speaking to me a few days ago, said he was “very happy it ende... [Read More]
“SNL,” “Veep,” “Atlanta” and late night lead the comedies nominated for the 2017 Emmys
On September 17th, Stephen Colbert will host the 69th annual Emmy Awards, the event that honors the year’s best television… MORE “SNL,” “Veep,” “Atlanta” and late night lead the comedies nominated for the 2017 Emmys appeared first on The Laugh Bu... [Read More]