Comedy Tips: How To Beat Writer’s Block
You should be writing every day. How are you going to get better as a new comic if you don’t have new material? Why can’t I think of anything funny? This is the type of unnecessary pressure you put on yourself to come up with new bits. It’s not just you. Everyone goes thr... [Read More]
5 Tips To Help Get You Booked On A Private Comedy Show
If you’re good, producers will find you. Granted, if you’re from out of town or on the come up, you have to hustle to get your spots. Here are a few tips to make your initial contact much more personable as opposed to sending a cold FB message to a stranger.  1. Approaching A Produc... [Read More]
“Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert
Matt Walsh, Veep star and UCB co-founder, visited his pal Stephen Colbert over at The Late Show recently, and while… MORE “Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
“Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert
Matt Walsh, Veep star and UCB co-founder, visited his pal Stephen Colbert over at The Late Show recently, and while… MORE “Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
“Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert
Matt Walsh, Veep star and UCB co-founder, visited his pal Stephen Colbert over at The Late Show recently, and while… MORE “Veep” star Matt Walsh shares his pro podcasting tips with Stephen Colbert appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Getting ready for bed with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim
There are two prevalent attitudes toward the comedy of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. There are those who find their humor intolerable and those who revel in its absurdity. They are the most polarizing force in modern comedy. For fans, that is exactly what makes them so special. Yes, they are weir... [Read More]
Here's How Maria Bamford Writes a Joke
by Megh Wright "In Houston, Texas, when it is 90 degrees in April, take a paper and pen from your Holiday Inn hotel room and begin walking along the freeway and through an industrial park. Talk to yourself, out loud, about anything that generates emotion—a fight with your sister, your cat&rsqu... [Read More]
Pro-Tip: Replying to eHarmony’s 15 Reasons To Date A Comedian
The dating site eHarmony recently published/republished an advice listicle for the ladies titled "15 Reasons to Date a Comedian." What could possibly go awry with that premise? Am I right, ladies? What about the lady comedians, or as we call them, comedians? Knowing that the end of 2013 is turning i... [Read More]
'Peep Show' Co-Creator Sam Bain Has Screenwriting Tips for You
by Bradford Evans Sam Bain, co-creator of the UK series Peep Show and co-writer on the movie Four Lions, wrote a list of 10 screenwriting tips for The Guardian that's worth a read for comedy writers and fans alike: "First Draft Guy can be as arrogant as Han Solo, but subsequent drafts need to b... [Read More]
Tim Heidecker’s cooking show ‘Tim’s Kitchen Tips’ debuts
Now that Paula Deen’s been axed from the Food Network, you might be looking for a new cooking show that’s decidedly less racist. Thankfully, Tim Heidecker has stepped up to the (dinner) plate with a new cooking show, Tim’s Kitchen Tips. In the first installment, Heidecker shows the... [Read More]