Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedyA murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jer... [Read More]
Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedyA murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jer... [Read More]
“If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” host Carl Reiner finds humor in aging
“Every morning, I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I’ll… MORE “If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” host Carl Reiner finds humor in aging appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
“If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” host Carl Reiner finds humor in aging
“Every morning, I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I’ll… MORE “If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” host Carl Reiner finds humor in aging appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
“I Am Battle Comic” filmmaker Jordan Brady talks capturing comedy in a war zone
Documentary filmmaker Jordan Brady is no stranger to comedy: the director of acclaimed documentaries I Am Comic and I Am Road Comic,… MORE “I Am Battle Comic” filmmaker Jordan Brady talks capturing comedy in a war zone appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Review: “Gilbert” at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
You know the voice of Gilbert Gottfried. But who is the man behind the voice? That’s the question Neil Berkeley wanted to answer. Berkeley, who previously directed the 2014 documentary Harmontown, wondered how character comedians lived offstage when not in character. Which naturally led him to... [Read More]
Review: “Gilbert” at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
You know the voice of Gilbert Gottfried. But who is the man behind the voice? That’s the question Neil Berkeley wanted to answer. Berkeley, who previously directed the 2014 documentary Harmontown, wondered how character comedians lived offstage when not in character. Which naturally led him to... [Read More]
Review: “I Am Battle Comic” by Jordan Brady
Jordan Brady, a former (and still) stand-up comedian turned filmmaker, has found a renewed love for comedy a generation after he first entertained audiences in person and on TV with his own reimagining of what porn films should sound like (whether you say “Bow-chicka-bow-wow” or “w... [Read More]
Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg, from SXSW to Starz, from The Second City to today
Ask any stand-up comedian today who the best stand-up of all time is or was, and they’ll likely tell you Richard Pryor, George Carlin, or want to make cases for both equally as the top of the tops. Ask any Jewish comedian from the Baby Boomers through Generation X that same question, and they&... [Read More]
We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”
If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All [... [Read More]