Watch the trailer for the new Gilda Rander movie “Love, Gilda”
Prepare for the feels! Magnoila Pictures is releasing a new movie about the life of Gilda Radner. A comedy pioneer… MORE Watch the trailer for the new Gilda Rander movie “Love, Gilda” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Academy Awards hoping to become more popular by adding Oscar category for “popular film”
It just got a little bit easier for a comedy to win a major Academy Award. No, the Oscars aren’t considering great comedies as potential Best Picture nominees, nor are they creating a specific Best Picture (Comedy) category. But the Academy did announce today that they’re adding a new ca... [Read More]
Wil Sylvince’s inspirational boxing film, “I Am Maurice,” tags Michael Che, Damon Wayans Jr. as EPs
Wil Sylvince’s passion project outside of stand-up comedy has been almost a decade in the making. Sylvince first showed me a short spec video back in 2010 of him as a boxer. Seven years later, his boxing film, I Am Maurice, has successfully raised more than $104,000 via Kickstarter from 6... [Read More]
Bo Burnham reflects on his own youth and his wonderful new movie, “Eighth Grade”
Bo Burnham grew up in front of the world, thanks to YouTube. Burnham now has translated that experience to 2018 and to everyone else, with his wonderful new movie, Eighth Grade. It premiered at Sundance in January, and goes nationwide this weekend. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Bo for m... [Read More]
Michael Che and Damon Wayans Jr. are helping Wil Sylvince get his movie made
At the end of last year comedian Wil Sylvince rolled out a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie he co-wrote… MORE Michael Che and Damon Wayans Jr. are helping Wil Sylvince get his movie made appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, and Craig Ferguson lend their voices to Netflix animated feature, “Duck Duck Goose”
Jim Gaffigan is having a good few weeks. Not only did he just release his 6th stand-up comedy special, Noble… MORE Jim Gaffigan, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, and Craig Ferguson lend their voices to Netflix animated feature, “Duck Duck Goose” appeared first on The Laugh Butt... [Read More]
Steve Byrne writing and directing a movie about the life of an “Opening Act”
“‪I wrote a film while on the road about starting off as a comic on the road. Now it’s officially happening. Proud to be directing this with an incredible cast and crew.” So said stand-up comedian Steve Byrne, who previously starred in the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son from 2... [Read More]
“OUT on Stage” concert film showcases gay comedians in one-night movie theater event
Since you already were thinking about Pride this weekend, now’s a good time to let you know that Fathom Events is hosting a special one-night movie event in July featuring 90 minutes of stand-up from gay and lesbian comedians called OUT on Stage. Hosted by comedian Zach Noe Towers, the li... [Read More]
National Lampoon and Stage 32 offer $5,000 feature film screenwriting contest
National Lampoon and Stage 32 have launched a contest to find the next great comedy screenwriter. The contest, which is taking submissions through July, offers a grand prize of $5,000 with an 18-month option at the Lampoon, as well as mentoring from Lampoon creatives and executives. “We’... [Read More]
Puppets get all kinds of dirty in the redband trailer for “The Happytime Murders”
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would look like if The Muppets weren’t warm and fluffy, then Melissa… MORE Puppets get all kinds of dirty in the redband trailer for “The Happytime Murders” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]