Hung jury results in Cosby mistrial; prosecutors vow to try comedy legend again for sexual assault
After all these years, the first criminal trial charging comedy legend Bill Cosby with drugging and molesting at least one woman against her will has ended quicker than anyone expected in a mistrial. The trial began June 5, went to the jury after a six-minute defense, and ended Saturday after the ju... [Read More]
Lil Yachty made up a rap about 59 different “Simpsons” characters
Over on The Tonight Show, 19-year-old rapper Lil Yachty spit what may be the most perfect Simpsons-related rap of all time. In… MORE Lil Yachty made up a rap about 59 different “Simpsons” characters appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedians are back on the couch in new series “Dr. Katz: The Audio Files”
Next month, therapist to the stars Dr. Katz is back in business after an 18-year hiatus. On June 8, new… MORE Comedians are back on the couch in new series “Dr. Katz: The Audio Files” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
June Diane Raphael and Kate Black to Write ‘The Badass Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World’
June Diane Raphael is teaming up with political operative and Emily’s List Chief of Staff Kate Black to write a book. Titled Represent. The Badass Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, the book will be published by Workman. Here’s the official description of t... [Read More]
Meet Mindy Tucker, the Eyes of New York Comedy
Photographer Mindy Tucker has been shooting comedians for nearly a decade. In that time, Tucker has captured a massive photographic record of performers, shows, and parties in venues all over New York. Her “Year in Comedy” series features people from across the spectrum of experience, ra... [Read More]
UCB theaters in Los Angeles and New York City hosting fundraising comedy events for Callisto, Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in Los Angeles and New York City will host two special comedy fundraisers next week to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with proceeds benefiting Callisto, a nonprofit creating technology that empowers survivors of sexual assault to make the reporting... [Read More]
Crapshoot Comedy Festival released full schedule including 2 ACLU benefits with Tig Notaro
Today, Crapshoot Comedy Festival announced its full lineup of performers. It’s a robust list of stand-up comedy taking place right… MORE Crapshoot Comedy Festival released full schedule including 2 ACLU benefits with Tig Notaro appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Crapshoot Comedy Festival released full schedule including 2 ACLU benefits with Tig Notaro
Today, Crapshoot Comedy Festival announced its full lineup of performers. It’s a robust list of stand-up comedy taking place right… MORE Crapshoot Comedy Festival released full schedule including 2 ACLU benefits with Tig Notaro appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Sammy J: the Phantom may be a dud superhero – but he changed my life
A chance encounter set off a chain of events that led to me meeting my wife and ended with police searching my atticI should have picked Batman. Or Superman. Or the X-Men.Pretty much any other superhero would have been cooler than the Phantom. In fact, I’m not even sure that “superhero&r... [Read More]
Review: Punching Henry
After Henry Phillips released his semi-autobiographical movie, Punching the Clown, in 2010, Showtime expressed interest in developing a companion series. That series never came to fruition. But the awkwardness of that failure inspired Phillips and Gregori Viens to co-write and direct a sequel. Origi... [Read More]