Principato-Young management/production firm rebrands as Artists First
Principato-Young Entertainment, no longer young with the departure of co-founder Paul Young last summer, has rebranded as Artists First. Peter Principato remains in charge. The firm has 21 managers, and projects including current TV series blackish, grownish and The Last O.G. “On behalf of my ... [Read More]
Diving Deep into the Business of Comedy with Barry Katz
Ask the average person on the street, “Who has had the widest reach in comedy over the last 30 years?” and you will surely get many different answers. Dave Chappelle? Bill Burr? Louis C.K.? Dane Cook? Whitney Cummings? They’ve all had career moments that set new standards in the bu... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Listen to Andy Kindler’s “State Of The Industry Address” from Just For Laughs 2017
Every year during Just For Laughs’ ComedyPro series, comedian Andy Kindler addresses the comedy industry updating them about the state… MORE Listen to Andy Kindler’s “State Of The Industry Address” from Just For Laughs 2017 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition
Andy Kindler is known for being outspoken on what bothers him about comedy. And in 1996, he began what would… MORE Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition
Andy Kindler is known for being outspoken on what bothers him about comedy. And in 1996, he began what would… MORE Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address (Just For Laughs 1996)” is a look at the beginning of an industry tradition appeared first on The Laugh Butto... [Read More]