Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre releases first memoir, “Where’s My Fortune Cookie?”
‘It’s very interesting, we really did have a cultural effect that we certainly did not plan to have. We basically… MORE Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre releases first memoir, “Where’s My Fortune Cookie?” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
John Hodgman Announces ‘Vacationland’ Book Tour Dates
John Hodgman is hitting the road this fall. Today Hodgman announced a batch of tour dates to promote his new book Vacationland, which hits stores at the end of the month and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon. The tour makes stops in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Portland (the Mai... [Read More]
Sean Hughes imagines his death: 'I know how boring funerals can be'
In a poem that has been widely shared by fans after his death, the comic thinks of his ashes being scattered in a bar – and getting a mention in the Guardian‘Charming, soulful, a proper comic’: Sean Hughes tributes I want to be cremated Continue reading...... [Read More]
Excerpts from Frankie Muniz’s Autobiography That Make Me Think It Was Ghostwritten by Chuck Palahniuk, by Wen Powers
I remember the day my mom got the call that I landed the part of Malcom in Malcom in the Middle. She was grinning from ear to ear when she told me and I thought, “Boy, I must be really special huh?” Heh. Special. Special is just a word that your mom calls you before bed, your [... [Read More]
Excerpts from Frankie Muniz’s Autobiography That Make Me Think It Was Ghostwritten by Chuck Palahniuk, by Wen Powers
I remember the day my mom got the call that I landed the part of Malcom in Malcom in the Middle. She was grinning from ear to ear when she told me and I thought, “Boy, I must be really special huh?” Heh. Special. Special is just a word that your mom calls you before bed, your [... [Read More]
Jeffery Self and the Self-Starter Approach to Comedy
Jeffery Self is honest. Painfully, painfully honest. He livetweeted his breakup-inspired nervous breakdown in 2013. Then when his ex became the star of the Logo series Fire Island, he recapped the show for Vulture. “How often in your life do you get to watch a garbage reality TV show starring ... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’
The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving HollywoodAustralian composer and comedian Tim Minchin, 42, was born in Northampton but raised in his parents’ native Perth. After an award-winning comedy career, h... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’
The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving HollywoodAustralian composer and comedian Tim Minchin, 42, was born in Northampton but raised in his parents’ native Perth. After an award-winning comedy career, h... [Read More]
Exclusive book excerpt from Budd Friedman’s “The Improv: An Oral History of The Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up”
Budd Friedman, with help from Tripp Whitesell and interviews from dozens of the famous comedians, musicians and actors who worked for Budd over the past 50 years, has just published an oral history of his club, The Improvisation, which became simply The Improv and then much more than that. Among the... [Read More]
Learning laughter: an expert's guide on how to master standup comedy
Stephen Rosenfield, founder of the American Comedy Institute, reveals how to make an audience laugh while using on-stage nerves to your advantage As the founding director of The American Comedy Institute, a dedicated student of standup, and someone whose tutelage has bolstered the careers of Lena Du... [Read More]