This week in comedy: Leslie got called to the big leagues and we honored a legend
- This week we spent a lot of time out of the office running around the city for a variety of fun times, including a Comedy Central Corporate Retreat on Tuesday. Then Wednesday we spent the day celebrating the memory of George Carlin. – Second biggest piece of news, we’re hiring! –... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: Leslie Jones Gets Promoted at 'SNL'
by Stephanie Simon -SNL writer Leslie Jones was made a featured player. -We spoke with Wyatt Cenac about standup, writing, and being a puppet aficionado. -Fox cut Mulaney's season from 16 to 13 episodes. -We got personal with Jonathan Katz. -ABC has loads of comedies in development. Maggie Carey, El... [Read More]
 
Sam Grittner is recording his first album November 21st in NYC
New York comedian Sam Grittner is recording his debut album this fall. Grittner will be recording his album, Poor Decisions, Expensive Mistakes, at NY’s  Treehouse Theater (formerly This Theater) on November 21st. Joining him will be comedians Emmy Blotnick, Luke Thayer, Todd Mole, and Ab... [Read More]
 
Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)
AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin with, Tig i... [Read More]
 
Will Smith turning ‘Hitch’ into Fox comedy series
Will Smith is bringing Hitch to the small screen (or computer screen, or phone screen…wherever you watch things now). Smith is developing his 2005 hit movie into a half-hour comedy series for Fox. Smith starred in Hitch as a dating consultant for good guys who lacked the confidence and knowle... [Read More]
 
Get a Job! The Laugh Button is hiring, apply now!
Hey you! Want to come work with us? We think you’ll be awesome. Right now we’re looking for an awesome comedy fan, writer, marketer, social guru, self starter that can help us expand our growing empire of comedy. We’re looking for someone great who would not only write for The Laug... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Pee-wee Herman Visits 'Nerdist'
by Stephanie Simon The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week... [Read More]
 
Listen to the Unreleased Finale Track of David Cross's 2004 Album 'It's Not Funny' Featuring H. Jon Benjamin
by Megh Wright David Cross was recently a guest on the Comedian's Comedian Podcast with host Stuart Goldsmith, and after the interview Cross agreed to give Goldsmith the finale track of his 2004 album It's Not Funny that label Sub Pop refused to release. The track includes Cross's own pandering coun... [Read More]
 
Is the Future of Comedy the Comedy/Drama Hybrid?
by Chris Kopcow In a recent Salon interview, Bob Odenkirk warns aspiring writers to “get out of comedy, because it’s about to collapse.” Sketch comedy, he says, is having its time in the sun now — what with YouTube, Comedy Central’s burgeoning lineup and the legions of ... [Read More]
 
The Jim Carrey “Saturday Night Live” promos have arrived
The promo reel for this week’s SNL host Jim Carrey has hit the web. They’re billing this episode as the the Halloween episode so expect jokes about slashin’ and candy. Also Carrey has a pretty solid Aidy Bryant impression. The Jim Carrey “Saturday Night Live” promos hav... [Read More]