Watch John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s Opening Monologue at the Independent Spirit Awards
The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out over the weekend, and hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney kicked off the ceremony with an opening monologue that’s about as hilarious as you might expect from the Oh, Hello guys. Kroll and Mulaney cover everything from Mel Gibson (“You kno... [Read More]
Watch John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s Opening Monologue at the Independent Spirit Awards
The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out over the weekend, and hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney kicked off the ceremony with an opening monologue that’s about as hilarious as you might expect from the Oh, Hello guys. Kroll and Mulaney cover everything from Mel Gibson (“You kno... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel’s very Jimmy Kimmel brand of the Academy Awards
Everyone’s talking about how the Oscars ended last night, but everything that came before that Best Picture mixup was very on brand for Jimmy Kimmel, who treated his first time hosting the Academy Awards as if it were an extended edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel usually, in fact, hosts a s... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel’s very Jimmy Kimmel brand of the Academy Awards
Everyone’s talking about how the Oscars ended last night, but everything that came before that Best Picture mixup was very on brand for Jimmy Kimmel, who treated his first time hosting the Academy Awards as if it were an extended edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel usually, in fact, hosts a s... [Read More]
Dark comedies revisited: “World’s Greatest Dad”
In August of 2014, just after the death of Robin Williams, we all mourned his passing by revisiting the many… MORE Dark comedies revisited: “World’s Greatest Dad” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron to Star in ‘Flarsky’ Comedy
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are starring in a movie together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rogen and Theron will star in a dark comedy directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, Amy Schumer’s upcoming film Snatched) and written by Dan Sterling called Flarsky. Rogen will play “an unem... [Read More]
“Oscar Bait” starring Seth Meyers and his Late Night crew
Not since Tropic Thunder have we seen someone tackle the notion of “Oscar Bait” quite as accurately as Seth Meyers did last night on his NBC talker, Late Night with Seth Meyers. Here he was, in as the credits tell us if you didn’t blink and miss ’em, A Shoemaker Film, directe... [Read More]
Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom to Star in ‘Most Likely to Murder’ Mystery Comedy
Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom are starring in a movie together. According to Deadline, Pally and Bloom have signed on to star in a “dark mystery comedy” for Lionsgate called Most Likely to Murder. Pally will play Billy, “the most popular kid in high school” who “comes bac... [Read More]
Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom to Star in ‘Most Likely to Murder’ Mystery Comedy
Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom are starring in a movie together. According to Deadline, Pally and Bloom have signed on to star in a “dark mystery comedy” for Lionsgate called Most Likely to Murder. Pally will play Billy, “the most popular kid in high school” who “comes bac... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight: 1983’s The King of Comedy
Here’s the lede from my latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider.com, reflecting on Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, and Sandra Bernhard, fast-forwarding the context from 1983 to 2017. Who among us hasn’t suffered from delusions of gra... [Read More]