New York Television Festival announces 2017 winning pilots and pitches
The 13th annual New York Television Festival named the winners of its annual contests and development deals for independent pilots over the weekend. “Best of the Fest” honors went to Giving Up while the NYTVF Critics Award was presented to Royally. “A dozen years aft... [Read More]
StandUp NBC announces finalists for 2017 contest and talent holding deal
StandUp NBC, the annual nationwide search for comedic talent from more diverse backgrounds than purely white and male, has announced its finalists for the 2017 contest. After regional searches in Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, the following nine comedians will perform at the final... [Read More]
StandUp NBC announces finalists for 2017 contest and talent holding deal
StandUp NBC, the annual nationwide search for comedic talent from more diverse backgrounds than purely white and male, has announced its finalists for the 2017 contest. After regional searches in Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, the following nine comedians will perform at the final... [Read More]
Ellis Rodriguez wins the 2017 San Francisco Comedy Competition
Congrats to Ellis Rodriguez from Sacramento, who won the 42nd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, which wrapped up its monthlong contest around Northern California this past weekend. Wait, who won again? The other finalists: 2nd Place: Tyrone Hawkins (Cincinnati, OH) 3rd Place: Mark Smalls (San... [Read More]
Enter to win season 4 of “Silicon Valley” on blu-ray
On September 13th the 4th season of HBO’s incredible comedy Silicon Valley will be released. To get you caught up… MORE Enter to win season 4 of “Silicon Valley” on blu-ray appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Enter to win season 4 of “Silicon Valley” on blu-ray
On September 13th the 4th season of HBO’s incredible comedy Silicon Valley will be released. To get you caught up… MORE Enter to win season 4 of “Silicon Valley” on blu-ray appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
July 15, 2017 deadline to submit for prizes at ITVFest
If you’ve got a script or a series pitch sitting around in your files, but dearly want to put it in front of the producers, suits and creative executives to make it on the TV, then you’ve still got time to submit it for the 2017 ITVFest. Not much time, though. The deadline is July [&hell... [Read More]
Today is the deadline for Independent Pilot submissions to 2017 NY TV Festival
Attention all aspiring TV show creators, screenwriters, directors and actors: Today is the deadline to submit for the 2017 New York TV Festival’s annual Independent Pilot Competition! You can submit online until midnight via Withoutabox. The NYTVF office at 121 W. 27th St., in Manhattan, also ... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Away with Words,’ by Joe Berkowitz
We’ve now reached the pun solstice, the verbal equinox. The Henry Pun-Off is six months away, a comfortably far-off X in next year’s calendar. That’s five more Punderdomes for anyone who plans on heading to Austin in the spring. My performance at the December Dome was an improvemen... [Read More]
StandUp NBC announces open call dates for 14th annual diversity talent search, with NBCUniversal holding deal as top prize
NBCUniversal’s 14th annual diversity talent search, StandUp NBC, is about to get underway, so mark your calendars for the following open call dates and locations. 2017 SCHEDULE  CHICAGO Open Call: June 10, 2017 Showcase: June 11, 2017 Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 SAN F... [Read More]