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]
TV Land reviving Candid Camera amid new wave of gotcha hidden camera series
"Smile! You're on Candid Camera!" Candid Camera is back once more, this time coming to TV Land with 10 episodes this summer. The cable network announced the pick-up today, in conjunction with Peter Funt's Candid Camera, Inc., and Ben Silverman's Electus production house. "A remake of Candid Camera i... [Read More]
Donald Glover as Childish Gambino at 2010′s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal
Here's a #TBT for you from July 2010, when Donald Glover ventured to Montreal to receive a rising comedy star award from Just For Laughs -- he also performed as his hip-hop alter ego, Childish Gambino, both at the official JFL party as well as at Doug Stanhope's "car wash" party. Roll the clips. Ea... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Chicago is not happening in 2014
The high profile comedy festival, Just For Laughs has had a Chicago leg since 2009, but it will be taking a break from the windy city in 2014. JFL CEO Bruce Hills revealed to The Chicago Tribune that they’re not returning this summer, “We’ve decided to take a year off to rethink th... [Read More]
Just For Laughs skipping Chicago for 2014
That sound you hear whipping through Chicago this morning isn't the usual Windy City breeze. Chicago's comedy scene has produced some of our favorite sketch and improv comedy actors and actresses for more than 50 years -- and many of today's greatest current crop of stand-ups, too -- but they won't ... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Inquisition: ‘What celebrity would you want to see with a mullet?’
The Laugh Button Inquisition is an interview series where we ask comedians one question and one question only. This time around we decided to dive into the world of celebrity and find out what our comedians think about celebrity hairstyles. This time we wanted to know, “What celebrity would th... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Radio launches on SiriusXM
Canada's worldwide brand, Just For Laughs, now can beam audio funny ha-has your way around the clock via satellite radio, as its new Just For Laughs Radio channel debuted today on SiriusXM. If you're a SiriusXM subscriber, you can find Just For Laughs Radio at Ch. 403. In addition, the longstanding ... [Read More]
Just For Laughs launches a new comedy channel on SiriusXM
Just For Laughs is continuing its march toward total dominance in the comedy landscape by launching a new 24/7 comedy channel on SiriusXM. The new channel will feature over 30 years of stand-up comedy pulled from the JFL comedy archives including established comedians, new faces, and international s... [Read More]
Smart, Funny And Giant Hands: Serial Optimist Interviews Alonzo Bodden
I met Alonzo Bodden when he was a panelist on “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” And by met, I mean I asked to take a picture with him and stood [...]Author informationMonique MadridWest Coast Editor at Serial OptimistMonique Madrid is an LA via Chicago comedian, writer and actor. You can... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope
Years ago at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Doug Stanhope appeared on a show called Confessing It. The lineup of comedians found laughs in everything from the mildly embarrassing to genuinely soul-searching. Then came Stanhope, who told a story about a former girlfriend using the morning-... [Read More]