The 10 Best Standup Specials and Albums of 2015
Of all the things to celebrate in comedy this year, the resilience and power of standup’s cherished documents — the album and the TV special — remained impressively untainted by bite-sized viral videos, faux-documentaries, a flurry of late-night distractions, and a podcast landscap... [Read More]
Episode #34: Matt Braunger
Matt Braunger is from Portland, went to theater school in New York City, but learned how to be a comedian in Chicago. He got his first big break on MADtv, but you more likely have seen him on a variety of other TV shows, including Up All Night, United States of Tara, Happy Endings, and @midnigh... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy gets its close up in two-part stand-up showcase special on Showtime
If all of this talk about and from Montreal's Just For Laughs has you feeling left out of what's hot in the comedy game right now, no need to fear. You can see who's hot right now on your cable TV, thanks to the first-ever stand-up special recorded this spring at that other great comedy bash, Austin... [Read More]
This week in comedy: we interviewed some friends
We did some talking this week. And by some, we mean a lot. We talked to Matt Braunger just before his new stand-up special, Big Dumb Animal, aired on Comedy Central. Later in the week, we kept our conversation with him going on our podcast, and also found a new victim. In addition to Braun... [Read More]
Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal (Comedy Central)
Matt Braunger was 39, single, no kids, renting an apartment when I saw him record this hour-plus set last summer at The Bell House in Brooklyn. "I think I'm fucking killing it, you guys," Braunger told the audience then, and now as his stand-up special, Big Dumb Animal, debuts tonight on Comedy Cent... [Read More]
Matt Braunger “Big Dumb Animal” airs tonight 12a/11c on Comedy Central
Matt Braunger reminds us all why men are creepy, how Portland is too nice, how to harness gay power, and the worst thing you can say. All this and more are discussed in his latest special premiering tonight on Comedy Central entitled Big Dumb Animal. Check out this clip and then buckle in tonig... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast: Matt Braunger is a Big Dumb Animal
On this episode of The Laugh Button Podcast, Mark flies solo hosting the podcast because Matt is on the West Coast causing a ruckus over there. However, we were extremely lucky to have the chance to talk to the one and only Matt Braunger. Matt is an incredibly funny comedian who is about to release ... [Read More]
Spy on Matt Braunger in His Natural Habitat in This 'Big Dumb Animal' Promo
by Megh Wright Matt Braunger's new Comedy Central special Big Dumb Animal airs this Friday at midnight, so Braunger released a new promo that gives a closer look at the "part-man, part beast" creature known as a Braunger with some help from Scott Aukerman, Kyle Kinane, and fellow comedian-in-the-wil... [Read More]