R.I.P. Ralphie May (1972-2017)
Ralphie May, a larger than life stand-up comedian who won the hearts of America if not also their votes in the very first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has died. May was 45. Though battling pneumonia for the past week, May continued to show up for his 2017 residency at Harrah’s La... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
On Second Thought with Roy Wood Jr.
Episode #5 of my exclusive Laughly podcast miniseries, On Second Thought, is out now with Roy Wood, Jr. On Second Thought asks: If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then comedy plus time equals what now? We all know and love Wood now as a star correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noa... [Read More]
Episode #143: Gina Yashere
Gina Yashere first came to the attention of Americans in 2007 when she appeared on season five of Last Comic Standing (the first international season, which also featured finalists Amy Schumer, Doug Benson, Lavell Crawford and winner Jon Reep). But Yashere already had plenty of successful experience... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing
Matt and Bram breakdown the news of Louis C.K. and Netflix and the super wild notion that Joe Piscopo might… MORE The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing
Matt and Bram breakdown the news of Louis C.K. and Netflix and the super wild notion that Joe Piscopo might… MORE The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing
Matt and Bram breakdown the news of Louis C.K. and Netflix and the super wild notion that Joe Piscopo might… MORE The Laugh Button Podcast #110: Michael Palascak’s one thing appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #131: Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin produced one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,” streaming exclusively on Seeso.com. Kilmartin is a writer on Conan, a former finalist on Last Comic Standing, and the New York Times best-selling author of “Sh*tty Mom.” You can... [Read More]