Episode #24: W. Kamau Bell
For two seasons over two different channels (FX and FXX), W. Kamau Bell joined elite company as host of his own late-night TV talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He'll return to your cable TV on a regular basis in 2016 as host of United Shades of America on CNN. In between, he […] [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #38: Sal Vulcano from “Impractical Jokers”
This week its all about the comedy at NY Comic Con and there is a lot. Including a panel from the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Mark and Matt welcome one of those cast members, Sal Vulcano onto the podcast to talk about how the Jokers came to be and what they have in store [... [Read More]
Remembering Andy Daly’s Wolfman Hot Dog and His Hilariously Tragic Solo Showcase
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time When Sha Na Na founding member Dennis Greene died recently at the age of 66, most people fuzzily remembered him as part of a silly nostalgia novelty act that lucked into participating in two bona f... [Read More]
Marc Maron to interview Lorne Michaels for his WTF Podcast
An interview with Saturday Night Live head honcho, Lorne Michaels isn’t an easy get. Michaels does them, but not frequently. In fact, Marc Maron is following up his historic interview with President Barack Obama with an interview with Michaels. This weekend at the New Yorker Festival Maron rev... [Read More]
Marc Maron Interviews Lorne Michaels for ‘WTF’ Today
Apparently all Marc Maron needed to do to land a WTF interview with Lorne Michaels is interview President Obama first. While at the New Yorker Festival over the weekend, Maron revealed that he has a WTF interview with the SNL boss in the works, and the talk is scheduled for today: Spe... [Read More]
Episode #23: Gad Elmaleh
Gad Elmaleh already is the most famous comedian in France, where he has millions of Twitter followers and is commonly referred to by people who don't know him as the Jerry Seinfeld of France. And true to form, Gad not only is an observational comedian but also has voiced Seinfeld's character in Bee ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Chris Hardwick Visits ‘How To Be Amazing’
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 #22: Aida Rodriguez
You've seen Aida Rodriguez on your NBC stations in the summer of 2014 competing as a finalist on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing, and for the past two years, she has hosted the Imagen Awards celebrating the positive portrayals of Latinos onscreen in TV, movies and webseries. The 30th annual... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #37: Derek Waters, creator of “Drunk History”
Comedy news explodes all over the place as we attended the sneak peeks to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Benders.” If that wasn’t enough Derek Waters, the creator and star of “Drunk History” joins us on the podcast to talk about the show and what its... [Read More]
Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Developing a TV Adaptation of the ‘Serial’ Podcast
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are known for taking on some strange-sounding TV and movie projects, and their latest addition is no exception. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writing/directing duo have optioned the TV rights to the Serial podcast, and Sarah Koenig and the team at This American ... [Read More]