Episode #15: Michelle Buteau
Here's the buzz: Michelle Buteau spoke to me just as VH1 announced last week it'd canceled Big Morning Buzz, the live talk show she co-hosted with Nick Lachey for the past year. But that's no sweat off of her back. She decided to pursue her comedy career after working in TV news on 9/11. Yes. T... [Read More]
On my radar: Doc Brown’s cultural highlights
The rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter on Slow West, Ray Celestin’s The Axeman’s Jazz, The Waters by Mick Jenkins and the magic of Kermode and MayoBen Bailey Smith, AKA Doc Brown, is a rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, and younger sibling of Zadie Smith. He began his career in... [Read More]
Corinne Fisher and Katie Hannigan stick “Ladies Night Comedy” to the Fringes in “The Comedienne Project”
For all of the plights that befall women who pursue stand-up comedy just getting to the stage, there's also the hurdle of overcoming stereotypes audiences have of what they're like onstage. The Comedienne Project stars stand-up comedians Katie Hannigan and Corinne Fisher, and directed by Ted Alexand... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jason Mantzoukas Visits ‘Crybabies’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Episode #14: Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer currently stars on the FX series, The League, co-stars on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat as well as the Hulu series, The Hotwives, which he also executive produces. Along with his longtime comedy buddy, Rob Huebel, Scheer just realized an all-star comedy showcase bus tour called Crash... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #32: Nick Vatterott’s life experiences
This week Mark and Matt tackle the comedy news like Bill Burr’s comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Forbes highest paid actors on TV list. We then welcome comedian Nick Vatterott onto the show to discuss the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and his experience on reality TV like Last Comic Standing. New episod... [Read More]
Let Howard Kremer Teach You How to Really Have a Summah
Comedian Howard Kremer does a little bit of it all. He’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Bang Bang, he co-host the Who Charted? podcast on Earwolf, raps under the name Dragon Boy Suede, has had his own half-hour Comedy Central special, and has written for several television shows. His... [Read More]
When Paul F. Tompkins Powerfully Opened Up on ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. If podcasting were acting, Paul F. Tompkins would be a Philip Seymour Hoffman-like master whose every performance is award-worthy, or at least worthy of awards consideration (they both even appear... [Read More]
Nightmare Gig: Keith Alberstadt should’ve vetted his college gig better
Every working comedian has at least one of those moments in their career. That moment when they take the stage and things just do not go as they wanted. Weather it be a bad venue, audience, or bad jokes, the show turns from bad show to a nightmare. Nightmare Gig is when The Laugh Button […] N... [Read More]
Episode #13: Lil Rel Howery
This summer couldn't be hotter for Lil Rel. Lil Rel Howery co-stars as one of the Friends of the People, the sketch show currently in its second season on truTV, plays Jerrod Carmichael's brother (and David Alan Grier's son) in the new NBC sitcom, The Carmichael Show, that debuts this Wednesday, and... [Read More]