The Best ‘SNL’ Sketches and Moments of 2017
Saturday Night Live entered 2017 with good ratings, millions of viral shares, and more momentum than it has had in years. Much of this upshot was due to the political climate–and the country’s need for the humorous angle of what often seems like dark times. SNL did an admirable job in 20... [Read More]
The 15 Funniest Twitter Accounts of 2017
Remember laughter? Hot Take: 2017 was Extremely Bad. There, glad we got that out the way. Sure, the president might be a racist robber baron, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t also a misogynistic, science-denying, lava-cake-brained internet troll. His pernicious, poisonous policies have alr... [Read More]
The Comedy Curator’s Christmas Cuts
While I am not usually a fan of these kinds of lists, I do miss my annual tradition of sending holiday mix tapes, and later mix CDs, to friends and family. So a few caveats. Please note that this playlist does not suggest any particular hierarchy, but rather is sequenced in my suggested order of [&h... [Read More]
Zach Broussard’s Annual “Top 1000 Comedians” List Is Here with the Perfect Twist
Since 2014, comedian Zach Broussard has been closing out the year with an annual list where he ranks the top 1000 comedians. The first year was a straight-up list on Tumblr, then in 2015 Broussard created a website for the list that forced comedians to click through the names one by one, then last y... [Read More]
How the DIY Stella Shorts Somehow Introduced the Future of Mainstream Comedy
The Stella shorts, which were filmed as companion pieces to their NYC live show and later collected on the rare Stella Shorts 1998-2002 DVD, are legendarily funny. They’re constant bit factories, firing jokes like a minigun. The shorts will upend their own narratives at a moment’s notice... [Read More]
Luis J. Gomez makes his argument that he’s now the most important “Louie” in comedy
On a recent episode of the YKWD Podcast, host Robert Kelly hung with the show’s “regulars” – Dan Soder, Joe… MORE Luis J. Gomez makes his argument that he’s now the most important “Louie” in comedy appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #179: Jenn McAllister
Jenn McAllister has 3.1 million subscribers and counting on YouTube (plus another 1.9 million on Instagram and 2 million on Twitter), where she documents her life as jennxpenn. Jenn started uploading videos to YouTube when she was 12. At 16, she signed a deal with Awesomeness TV, then moved from Buc... [Read More]
Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘The Standups’ to Feature Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Gina Yashere, and More
Netflix has another batch of half-hour standup specials in the works. The Standups will return to the streaming network sometime next year, and today the lineup for season 2 was announced: Gina Yashere, Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Aparna Nancherla, Joe List, and Brent Morin. Season 1 of The Stand... [Read More]
Season 2 of Netflix’s The Standups to feature Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Brent Morin, Rachel Feinstein, Joe List, and Gina Yashere
So, the headline of this story kinda says it all. On the heels of the wildly successful first season of… MORE Season 2 of Netflix’s The Standups to feature Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Brent Morin, Rachel Feinstein, Joe List, and Gina Yashere appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Rachel Feinstein, Joe List, Gina Yashere, and Brent Morin taping new half-hours for Netflix
Netflix has announced its second group of stand-up comedians to film half-hour specials for the streaming giant! Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Rachel Feinstein, Joe List, Gina Yashere and Brent Morin are set to record next week in Los Angeles for Netflix, with tapings ... [Read More]