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]
Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Pete Holmes, and Jeffrey Tambor to lead comedy panels at SXSW
Every March, people from all over travel down to Austin, TX for the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival for the best in music, interactive/tech, comedy and film. SXSW’s comedy programmers have just announced their plans for the comedy panels they’re planning on hosting during the week of ... [Read More]
Matt Braunger thinks it’s ‘Wonderful’ being Steel Panther (video)
With their third album, All You Can Eat, coming out on April Fool’s day, Steel Panther have unveiled their second video from the album. Unlike the apocalyptic mansion free-for-all of “Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World,” the mid-tempo “The Burden of Being Wonderful&r... [Read More]
Matt Braunger: It Was A Real Chill Baboon
So not only does this gig of mine here at Serial Optimist Website & Artisanal Bakery get me a pass into such E-ticket rides as the forthcoming RIOT LA Comedy […]Author informationJimmy CallawayAuthor at Serial OptimistJimmy Callaway lives in San Diego. He works in a comic book store and a... [Read More]
RIOT LA Comedy Fest 2014: It’s (Almost) Too Much
You guys, the RIOT LA Comedy Festival begins this Thursday, January 9th, 2014, and I’m so excited for it that I am almost angry. What kind of cruel God would […]Author informationJimmy CallawayAuthor at Serial OptimistJimmy Callaway lives in San Diego. He works in a comic book store and... [Read More]