Learn about comedy from Steve Martin himself with this $90 lesson plan
There’s a lot of advice out there for aspiring comics, but most of it amounts to “do the work.” When… MORE Learn about comedy from Steve Martin himself with this $90 lesson plan appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Meeting of musical comedy juggernauts, The Lonely Island meets ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic
In terms of comedy musicians two names quickly come to mind, The Lonely Island and ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic. They’re both crazy talented at creating hilarious music and GQ finally brought them together in their Comedy Issue (in stores now). Before the greatest meeting in musical comedy histor... [Read More]
Review: Matt Besser, “The 6 Most Important Sets in the History of Standup”
Who would you include in an exhaustive list of the most iconic stand-up comics and performances? Surely greats like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Bill Hicks would be included. And such a list could not be told without performances like Lenny Bruc... [Read More]
PBS Presents Pledge Drive-Free History of American Comedy
Released by Rhino Entertainment on Jan. 13 and premiering on your local PBS affiliate the next day, Make 'Em Laugh chronicles a century of comedy in the U.S.A. Hosted by Billy Crystal and narrated by Amy Sedaris, this series "melds performances, biographical portraits, and American history to illustrate how comedy has mirrored the political and social changes in American society." This sounds suspiciously like a Ken Burns series, only with fewer tracking shots of still photographs. The highlig... [Read More]