Talking with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Producers Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern
It’s hard to argue that anyone could be doing better in comedy production right now — digital, TV, and film — than Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern. Principato is coming off the recent releases of Central Intelligence and Keanu, the first of which grossed over $200 million world... [Read More]
Marianne Ways: Comedy Booker, Producer, and Consultant Extraordinaire
Over the years, Littlefield in Brooklyn has become a go-to spot for Monday night comedy in New York. It was once the home of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub before the duo moved the show to LA. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac then filled the spot with a show that The New York [&helli... [Read More]
Dark Comedies revisited: The Producers
“Don’t just tap the bell; Ring the bell.” Thus is the motto of Mel Brooks. This is something he has… MORE Dark Comedies revisited: The Producers appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Dark Comedies revisited: The Producers
“Don’t just tap the bell; Ring the bell.” Thus is the motto of Mel Brooks. This is something he has… MORE Dark Comedies revisited: The Producers appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Mel Brooks Destroyed at Radio City Music Hall Last Night
Mel Brooks won’t sit down. The good people at Radio City Music Hall have set up two chairs on stage, one for the moderator Kevin Salter and one for Mel. If they had known better they could have cut their furniture in half. Last night, after a screening of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks commanded ... [Read More]
What the Hell Does a Producer Actually Do?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
Watch the Producer's Cut of the 'Parks and Recreation' Series Finale
by Megh Wright In case Tuesday night's Parks and Recreation series finale didn't give you enough closure, NBC uploaded the full 53-minute producer's cut that includes a deleted scene with Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa, which Ben Schwartz shared on Tumblr yesterday along with a wonderful farewell messag... [Read More]
Comedy Central cancels ‘Ugly Americans’
Comedy Central has cancelled the animated show Ugly Americans after only two seasons. After a lot of time on the fence about whether or not the show would be renewed for a third season, the network could not find enough outside funding to keep the show running. Producers David M. Stern, Daniel Powel... [Read More]