Camilla Cleese on her dad John: 'He's not my favourite Python!'
The comedian is doing a show about her father in Edinburgh. She talks about the sexist LA standup scene, her reconciliation with her dad – and doing jokes about his ex-wivesWith just a hint of a smile, Camilla Cleese admits that the name of her Edinburgh fringe show is “the ultimate, sha... [Read More]
Jimmie Walker is still here
Jimmie Walker doesn’t live in some fantasy universe. He lives in this world. While other performers of a certain era… MORE Jimmie Walker is still here appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Book these women for your comedy festivals, showcases and panels for 2018
We’re almost one year removed from the first wave of mainstream media attention toward the underreported and overlooked mistreatment of women in all walks of life (but particularly in comedy and show business, as Tig Notaro’s second season of One Mississippi shone a spotlight on the hars... [Read More]
Chris Garcia finds solace and comedy in new WNYC project “Death Sex and Money”
WNYC Studios is prepping a new project hosted by comedian Chris Grace called Death Sex & Money, and they’d love your input on it. “This project is a work in progress—but we’re sharing it with you now because WNYC Studios wants  your feedback as we explore new shows a... [Read More]
Highlights from the Grand Opening of the National Comedy Center
The National Comedy Center finally opened its doors last week with a triumphant Grand Opening weekend in Jamestown, NY, the birthplace of the late great comedy icon Lucille Ball. “My mother would be over the moon with joy that her hometown decided to follow her advice and, instead of erecting ... [Read More]
Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
This week in comedy: “Wrecked” returns
This week, we’re treated to the season 3 premiere of the quietly great Wrecked. A sitcom about a plane of… MORE This week in comedy: “Wrecked” returns appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Wil Sylvince’s inspirational boxing film, “I Am Maurice,” tags Michael Che, Damon Wayans Jr. as EPs
Wil Sylvince’s passion project outside of stand-up comedy has been almost a decade in the making. Sylvince first showed me a short spec video back in 2010 of him as a boxer. Seven years later, his boxing film, I Am Maurice, has successfully raised more than $104,000 via Kickstarter from 6... [Read More]
Michael Che and Damon Wayans Jr. are helping Wil Sylvince get his movie made
At the end of last year comedian Wil Sylvince rolled out a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie he co-wrote… MORE Michael Che and Damon Wayans Jr. are helping Wil Sylvince get his movie made appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]