Andy Kindler’s State of the Comedy Industry 2015 at Just For Laughs Montreal
With a profile this week in The New York Times, do you think Andy Kindler might mention it in today's State of the Industry address at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival? Do you think? What do you think. You're here reading this, so you know the answer. "I was profiled in The New York Times ... [Read More]
Watch "Rooftop Party", a Pretaped 'SNL' Sketch Cut From the Season Finale
by Adam Frucci Here's a pretaped short that was cut for time from this past weekend's SNL finale, "Rooftop Party," in which Jay Pharoah just wants everybody to give him everything, whether or not it makes sense. 0 Comments... [Read More]
SNL’s 40th season finale monologue from host Louis C.K.
The mild racism bit is going to resonate and go over well. The Israel and Palestine stuff will push a lot of buttons and get you some blowback but you know that already. And you're really going to close with the child molester bit? Wow. That's what I told Louis CK after watching him test out his mon... [Read More]
Leslie Jones Can't Control Herself Around Rihanna
by Adam Frucci In the newest promos for SNL's finale this weekend, Leslie Jones proves that she can't really control her excitement around Rihanna. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Finally, that Chewbacca tribute to “Louie” as “Chewie” you’ve been waiting for
Just in time for this week's fifth-season premiere of Louie on FX and the upcoming seventh Star Wars movie later in 2015, Nerdist Industries presents this simple, loving tribute to both with "Chewie." Starring Chewbacca as a stand-up comedian going through the same motions as Louis C.K., right down ... [Read More]
Sneak peek of what’s in store for Louie Season 5 on FX
There’s never a dull moment. Usually. Louie’s back for an all new season Thursday, April 9 at 10:30p on FX. Sneak peek of what’s in store for Louie Season 5 on FX appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
15 reasons to watch 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central's biennial special event all-star fundraiser, Night of Too Many Stars, returns on Sunday night with plenty of pre-taped stunts and a live telethon and celebrity phone bank -- as always, hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel. You'll see the likes of Stev... [Read More]
Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015
Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend's Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he's also up for that award and others at this coming weekend's Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile... [Read More]
The Standup Special Returns to Its Roots
by Cameron Tung Shortly after standup comedy burst free from the confines of Borscht Belt theaters and metropolitan nightclubs, cable television began its successful infiltration of the American living room, and the marriage between the evolving art and the expanding medium soon spawned a wholly new... [Read More]