My Pod Week: Week ending 6/22/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! ALISON ROSEN IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND (ARIYBN... [Read More]
 
An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping
I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what othe... [Read More]
 
Matt Braunger is taping his new stand-up special June 3rd & 4th in Brooklyn, NY
These next few weeks appear to be an embarrassment of riches when it comes comedians recording new stand-up specials. The latest name to add into the mix is the ultimate lonely man, Matt Braunger. Braunger is prepping to record his next stand-up special and the the follow-up to his terrific 2012 spe... [Read More]
 
Andy Haynes tells Pete Holmes about getting arrested for fighting a racist
In lieu of a traditional monologue and studio audience, the last two episodes of The Pete Holmes Show aired footage from this year’s SXSW’s live You Made It Weird podcast recording. In Austin, Pete Holmes sat down with audiences and comedians Jim Breuer, Matt Braunger, Nicole Byer, and A... [Read More]
 
SXSW 2014: The Laugh Button Live! with Gotham Comedy Club (photos)
Putting on live comedy shows at SXSW is a total blast. Though we might be biased, we think this year’s show was our best yet. Our friends at Gotham Comedy Club were also on hand to help us put together the night. We had the fortune of Jim Breuer travel down to host a night […]SXSW 2014:... [Read More]
 
South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more
AUSTIN – To borrow the words of the great philosopher Ice Cube, today was a good day. The story kicks off on Tuesday with some serendipitous moments only possible at an event like SXSW, where the city of Austin’s innate quirkiness morphs into something produced and promoted with a glossi... [Read More]
 
South by Southwest Comedy
Attendee response to the first day of comedy programming at Austin’s 2014 South by Southwest Interactive/Film/Music Festival proved one thing undeniably: comedy personalities and projects are garnering more mainstream attention and attracting larger fanbases than ever before. By early afternoo... [Read More]
 
Here’s the trailer for Dan Harmon’s ‘Harmontown’ documentary
Here’s the trailer for Harmontown a documentary that’s set to premiere at SXSW next week. The documentary follows Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and his trek across the country as he takes his podcast of the same name on the road. It’s a bit reminiscent of Conan O’Brien... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button Live returns to SXSW
We’re beyond excited to announce our return to SXSW for a live comedy show. The last few years we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gotham Comedy Club to bring some of the best in comedy to Austin’s premier South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. We must say that we think 2014 is the ye... [Read More]
 
SXSW announces its entire comedy lineup, includes Bill Cosby and Late Night with Seth Meyers
Earlier, South By Southwest (SXSW) revealed its comedy programming, including the podcasts and parties as well as some of its panels. Now, the festival has revealed its entire lineup of comedians and there are many of them. It’s a year of some heavy hitters indeed. Including a large Lorne Mich... [Read More]