The finale of AGT10: Is this the year a comedian wins America’s Got Talent?
Is this the year a comedian wins America's Got Talent? Well, for two things, we've already had a ventriloquist win the $1 million prize and a headlining gig in Las Vegas (see: Terry Fator, season two), and last year, a magician won, so we've circled the comedy wagons to include people who include jo... [Read More]
I Had To Follow That! Tom Cotter takes the stage at a cancer benefit
When it comes to things you have to take the stage after, benefits can be tough gigs. Particularly when the it’s for something as terrible as cancer. As a comedian, you’re there to do a job, but oh boy is that job not an easy one when it includes what Tom Cotter had to go […] I Ha... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #20: It’s storytime with Tom Cotter
Mark is free! After being sequestered for jury duty all week he returns for Matt to catch him up on all the comedy news. Then Tom Cotter speaks. The veteran comedian talks about everything from coming up in the Boston comedy scene to his time on America’s Got Talent. He’s done it all, an... [Read More]
Live from the semifinals of America’s Got Talent 2014, with Howie Mandel, Dan Naturman and Wendy Liebman
We're ever so much closer to crowning a new winner on America's Got Talent as this ninth season launched into semifinal action last night. NBC threw a big ol' BBQ party inside 30 Rock to celebrate, inviting the remaining contestants, judges and select media to dig in, hoe down and celebrate. So it w... [Read More]
Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent’s Tom Cotter to headline Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY
Comedians Jay Leno and Tom Cotter will headline the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this August in Jamestown, NY. The annual festival is part of a mission to preserve the comedic legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which includes The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. The festival includ... [Read More]
Taylor Williamson gets second on ‘America’s Got Talent’
The finals of America’s Got Talent aired last night and for a brief moment, we all felt like a comedian might just win it all this year. You see, every year with the exception of last year, a singer has won the show. Who won last year, you ask? A group of dogs and their […]Taylor Willia... [Read More]
Presale for Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home is now live
In what’s nearly a 20 year tradition, comedian Denis Leary is once again presenting Comics Come Home, the long-running benefit to benefit the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Earlier this month, we were the first to unveil the star-studded lineup for the 19th annual event, which will incl... [Read More]
Tom Cotter returns to America’s Got Talent for an encore in 2013
Stand-up comedian Tom Cotter returned last night to America's Got Talent for an encore performance. Cotter had finished runner-up in the summer 2012 season on NBC. "If you didn't watch the show last year, let me give you a brief synopsis. I lost to a dog act in front of 19 million people," Cotter jo... [Read More]
Exclusive: Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Fallon, John Mulaney, and more to perform at 19th annual Comics Come Home
Comics Come Home, the longest running live comedy benefit in the US has exclusively revealed its lineup to us and it’s a killer one! As is tradition, comedian Denis Leary gathers some Boston comedian friends and other big acts in the comedy world to raise money for charity. This year Leary wil... [Read More]
Could a comedian ever win America’s Got Talent? (Again?)
The host of NBC's America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon, performs stand-up comedy. One of the show's judges, Howie Mandel, got his big break in show business as a stand-up comedian. But could a comedian ever win AGT? Before you say Terry Fator, remember this: Fator, listed among the biggest-earning come... [Read More]