Artist Obsessed: The Laugh Button interview with Comedy Dynamics’ Brian Volk-Weiss
Comedy Dynamics is North America’s top independent producer of stand-up comedy and the comedy arm of production company, New Wave Entertainment. This past July, Comedy Dynamics officially launched online, allowing its extensive archives of stand-up comedy available for streaming on a variety o... [Read More]
 
Cipha Sounds like a DJ, thinks like a comedian: Don’t Get Gassed; Take It Personal!
It’s never too late to get bit by the comedy bug. Cipha Sounds could have jumped headfirst into stand-up comedy a decade before he did. He told The Comic's Comic about hanging around with Dave Chappelle one night in 2002. “We were at some party, an Eminem album release party, and he was ... [Read More]
 
Nick Offerman talks about wrapping up ‘Parks & Rec’ on Fallon
Sadly, Parks and Recreation has wrapped in series finale. Nick Offerman, who gave the world the wonderful Ron Swanson, visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon the other night. Offerman talks about the somber last day of filming, how everyone was reduced to tears on set. Well except for Offerm... [Read More]
 
Going Hollywood: Meet Andrés du Bouchet
People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York Ci... [Read More]
 
'The Interview' Screenwriter Dan Sterling: "Comedians Shouldn't Be Held Accountable for Acts of Violence"
by Megh Wright "Comedians shouldn't be held accountable for acts of violence – and those we satirize shouldn't be silenced. Sarah Palin is hilarious, and I would never want her silenced. It informs the debate. The problem is the people who make the threats. If Iran made a comedy titled Eat Shi... [Read More]
 
Sony cancels release of “The Interview” movie in wake of widespread hacking, terrorist threats
After weeks of embarrassing reveals by unknown computer hackers who cracked into Sony Pictures, it was a terrorist threat with references to another 9/11 that prompted movie theater chains to pull back from the release of The Interview, and now a full cancellation from Sony. Sony released this state... [Read More]
 
All Five Top Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview'
by Megh Wright It's a sad day for comedy, free speech, and people who hate losing against terrorists. According to THR, all five major movie theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment — have announced that they've decide... [Read More]
 
James Corden talks his new hosting gig on ‘Late Night’
It was another meeting of the late night hosts on Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Meyers’ guest was the soon-to-be host of the Late Late Show, James Corden. Naturally, the two talked about their new hosting gigs. Corden reveals that Meyers was the first person to reach out to Cord... [Read More]
 
NYC Premiere of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview” cancelled following threats
When does Comedy cross the line? What’s off limits? What isn’t safe, even if it’s living in the world of parody? Or in this case, the form of a comedic film. But is there always truth in jest? That’s the equivalent of the classic Chicken or the Egg dilemma for the comedy univ... [Read More]
 
The Young Standup: Brandon Wardell on Drake, Bob Odenkirk, and Taking the Unexpected Path
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith At 22 he may be young, but he looks even younger. With a recent move to Los Angeles from his native DC, Brandon Wardell's notoriety in the comedy scene is growing. He was included as the opening act of Bob Odenkirk's latest album Amateur Hour and even featured on the album's co... [Read More]