Pre-Order 'Poking a Dead Frog,' Mike Sacks's Follow-Up to 'And Here's the Kicker'
by Megh Wright Mike Sacks has written a sequel to his hit 2009 book And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft. The new series of interviews — called Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers — includes new insights from Amy Poeh... [Read More]
 
Meet Me In New York: Jacqueline Novak
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
 
Talking to Cartoonist Rich Stevens About His Comic Strip, 'Diesel Sweeties'
by Alex Dueben Rich Stevens’s comic strip Diesel Sweeties is an odd creation. An online strip with pixelated artwork, it features a strange cast of characters including an emotional robot, an ex-pornstar, and various humans, cats, and mechanical devices. He’s also the man behind merchand... [Read More]
 
Talking to Dave Attell About His New Comedy Central Standup Show and Special
by Phil Davidson If you’re a fan of standup, you owe it to yourself to watch Dave Attell do a set at the Comedy Cellar, the famed New York club where he can be found most weekends. To see him in his element, that is telling dirty jokes in a dark basement full of drunk people, is one of the gre... [Read More]
 
Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy
After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central’s Insomniac and later with Showtime’s Dave’s Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central’s fir... [Read More]
 
Dave Attell shares his “Road Work” experiences across America as a club comic in new Comedy Central stand-up special
Twitter may have given everyone the false hope or impression that they're all joke machines. But nobody remains funnier and writes more great jokes and tests them out on a nightly basis in front of living and breathing comedy club customers than Dave Attell. Nobody beats Attell. And Attell wins fair... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button Presents: On Tour with Dave Ross
LA based comedian and storyteller Dave Ross is traveling across the country for a two month tour encompassing the full spectrum of comedy shows; house shows, weekends featuring at clubs, a live podcast recording, headlining independent shows, all culminating in his biggest show yet: headlining the H... [Read More]
 
Talking to Nick Frost About Dance, Passion, and 'Cuban Fury'
by Joel Arnold Nick Frost is putting himself out there. Just as his Cornetto Trilogy collaborators Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are working on their own individual projects, Frost stars in his first solo lead role in the new romantic comedy Cuban Fury, a warm underdog story emphasizing the importance... [Read More]
 
Talking to W. Kamau Bell About Standup, 'Totally Biased', and Diversity in Late Night
by Emma Soren Long established on the San Francisco comedy scene, W. Kamau Bell was relatively unknown nationally when he began hosting Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell on FX in 2012. But following the internet outrage over the show’s cancellation this past November, Bell and Totally Biased r... [Read More]
 
GRINGO Sketch Group, LA’s Funny Men on YouTube (Video)
GRINGO posts short comedy sketches every Monday on YouTube. The group consists of five stand-up comedians: Jeremiah Watkins, Omar Nava, Chris Edwards, Jon McCarthy, and Gil Garibaldo. Their comedy ranges from dry humor to absurd and everything in between. You can watch and subscribe to them on YouTu... [Read More]