Gilbert Rozon resigns as president of Just For Laughs, judge on French TV show, after renewed allegations of sexual harassment, assault
Yesterday morning, Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon woke up and promoted his upcoming appearance as a judge on French television’s version of America’s Got Talent: La France a un incroyable talent. 12 hours later, Rozon surrendered it all, amid widespread and renewed allegati... [Read More]
Gilbert Rozon resigns as president of Just For Laughs, judge on French TV show, after renewed allegations of sexual harassment, assault
Yesterday morning, Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon woke up and promoted his upcoming appearance as a judge on French television’s version of America’s Got Talent: La France a un incroyable talent. 12 hours later, Rozon surrendered it all, amid widespread and renewed allegati... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Founder Gilbert Rozon Steps Down After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Thanks to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the women who decided to go public with sexual harassment, assault, and rape allegations against him, there’s been a snowball effect, thanks in part to the #MeToo hashtag, of more and more women – both famous and non-famous – coming forwar... [Read More]
Checking in on the State of Canadian Comedy with Mark Forward
Mark Forward has been performing standup comedy for two decades now, and he’s a bit of an anomaly in a number of ways. He’s a Canadian who doesn’t aspire to pack up and move to the United States to grow his career, instead choosing to remain in his native Toronto. From that base, h... [Read More]
Sam Jay to tape her first comedy album in NYC on September 21st
Sam Jay is on a tear right now, the comedian just returned from Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival where she… MORE Sam Jay to tape her first comedy album in NYC on September 21st appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
Extreme Hidden Camera Pranks: Sadism in Sheep’s Clothing
Hidden camera pranks entered the zeitgeist back in 1948, courtesy of Allen Funt’s then-groundbreaking television program Candid Camera. The premise was simple yet universal: trick everyday folks with lighthearted gags, film their reactions, then watch the laughter wash over them when the hoax ... [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]