R.I.P. Mitzi Shore, legendary owner of The Comedy Store (1930-2018)
Mitzi Shore, the legendary owner of The Comedy Store who took over the comedy club when she divorced Sammy Shore in 1974, mother of Pauly Shore and three other children, a lightning rod for the comedy strike of 1979, godmother to so many other comedians in the 1970s through the 2000s, and the inspir... [Read More]
Mitzi Shore, Owner of The Comedy Store, Dies at 87
Mitzi Shore, c0-founder of The Comedy Store standup club in Hollywood, has died. Shore founded The Comedy Store in 1972 with her then-husband Sammy Shore, taking over full ownership in 1974 after their divorce, with such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Jay Leno, Robin William... [Read More]
Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store, dead at 87
Mitzi Shore, the founder and owner of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles has passed away at the age of… MORE Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store, dead at 87 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
R.I.P. Tim Jones
Tim Jones, a regular at The Comedy Store throughout the 1980s comedy boom and into the 1990s, has died. Jones, a native New Yorker, headed west to Hollywood like many comedians in the 1970s. On the East Coast, he’d been a news writer for a local NBC station. “I wanted to be a networ... [Read More]
Episode #194: Benji Aflalo
Benji Aflalo is a stand-up comedian, who alone together with comedy pal Esther Povitsky, created, executive produces and stars in the sitcom Alone Together — which already has been picked up for second season by Freeform. They play versions of themselves, friends from different backgrounds try... [Read More]
Legion of Skanks are raising money to help with Puerto Rico hurricane relief aid
Last week, the Legion of Skanks Podcast, consisting of comedians Dave Smith, Luis J. Gomez and Big Jay Oakerson packed… MORE Legion of Skanks are raising money to help with Puerto Rico hurricane relief aid appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Legion of Skanks are raising money to help with Puerto Rico hurricane relief aid
Last week, the Legion of Skanks Podcast, consisting of comedians Dave Smith, Luis J. Gomez and Big Jay Oakerson packed… MORE Legion of Skanks are raising money to help with Puerto Rico hurricane relief aid appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #172: Jimmy Shubert
Jimmy Shubert was just a kid from Philly who wanted to be a magician. That’s how he started in show business, before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s and taking a job at The Comedy Store, where he became the kid in Sam Kinison’s outlaws of comedy crew. That led to development deals and... [Read More]
Tony Hinchcliffe on headlining his own tour, backed by Monster Energy
Last year, Monster Energy drinks sponsored a don’t-call-it-a-comeback tour for Andrew “Dice” Clay that coincided with the 1980s comedy icon’s new Showtime series, Dice. This summer, Tony Hinchcliffe headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Hinchcliffe was barely ready for ... [Read More]
Tony Hinchcliffe on headlining his own tour, backed by Monster Energy
Last year, Monster Energy drinks sponsored a don’t-call-it-a-comeback tour for Andrew “Dice” Clay that coincided with the 1980s comedy icon’s new Showtime series, Dice. This summer, Tony Hinchcliffe headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Hinchcliffe was barely ready for ... [Read More]