When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow
When the media takes down a comedian, we all lose. When the hubbub of Twitter firestarters and talking heads are starting… MORE When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow
When the media takes down a comedian, we all lose. When the hubbub of Twitter firestarters and talking heads are starting… MORE When news silences satire: Why firing Kathy Griffin today weakens Anderson Cooper tomorrow appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jamie Kilstein leaves Citizen Radio podcast amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct
Comedian and activist Jamie Kilstein has left the progressively liberal podcast Citizen Radio amid allegations of sexual harassment and sexual… MORE Jamie Kilstein leaves Citizen Radio podcast amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedian Mike Ward ordered to pay $42K for offensive jokes
In the on-going saga where comedian Mike Ward has been on trial in Canada for telling jokes, took quite a turn. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes that “violated his rights.” The penalty? $25,000 for mor... [Read More]
Comedian Mike Ward ordered to pay $35K for offensive jokes
In the on-going saga where comedian Mike Ward has been on trial in Canada for telling jokes, took quite a turn. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes that “violated his rights.” The penalty? $25,000 for mor... [Read More]
Subaru is censoring comedy for SiriusXM subscribers
Well, it’s not every day that we hear reports of car manufacturers are trying to make you not listen to comedy. Out near Portland, OR a broadcast journalist Vice Patton learned just that. Patton is a SiriusXM subscriber who listens to a lot of comedy. He’s also found that if he’s l... [Read More]
Mike Ward supported by comedy community, protesting censorship at Quebec award show
A few months back we reported that Canadian comedian Mike Ward has come under fire for telling an offensive joke putting him under review by the country’s human rights tribunal. A joke that made it to courts and reignited the freedom of speech debate. An update to the story shows that Ward is ... [Read More]
Mike Ward supported by comedy community, protesting censorship at Quebec award show
A few months back we reported that Canadian comedian Mike Ward has come under fire for telling an offensive joke putting him under review by the country’s human rights tribunal. A joke that made it to courts and reignited the freedom of speech debate. An update to the story shows that Ward is ... [Read More]
Margaret Cho has a bad night of comedy in New Jersey, spars with audience
This weekend Margaret Cho had a string of stand-up shows at The Stress Factory in New Jersey. While most of the weekend went fine for the comedian, her final performance went a bit south. Reports are that Cho began discussing some taboo topics on stage, particularly homosexuality and rape. Taboo top... [Read More]
No, Amy Schumer didn’t steal Patrice O’Neal’s jokes
Man oh man, the internet loves a great yarn. So quick to pick up on a story that’s potentially controversial and run with it like it’s gospel. That very thing happened to Amy Schumer this afternoon when a video clip surfaced that shows her performing her closing bit from her HBO special,... [Read More]