IFC will air half-hour collection of Comedy Crib shorts in late-night TV fall 2016
Short-form comedy segments in late-night TV all are the rage now, as IFC becomes the third cable channel to jump into the field, announcing today that its Comedy Crib collection of more than two dozen webseries will begin airing on TV come Fall 2016. The weekly half-hour episodes of Comedy Crib will... [Read More]
Funnyball: Can Improvisors Benefit From Using Data and Analytics?
First of all, I just want to say right up top that I know this is all very uncool. Improv is supposed to be fun, like all entertainment is, and it is super lame to take it too seriously like I am doing here. I admit it and I’m very sorry. Thank you for accepting […] [Read More]
Funnyball: Can Improvisors Benefit From Using Data and Analytics?
First of all, I just want to say right up top that I know this is all very uncool. Improv is supposed to be fun, like all entertainment is, and it is super lame to take it too seriously like I am doing here. I admit it and I’m very sorry. Thank you for accepting […] [Read More]
Funnyball: Can Improvisors Benefit From Using Data and Analytics?
First of all, I just want to say right up top that I know this is all very uncool. Improv is supposed to be fun, like all entertainment is, and it is super lame to take it too seriously like I am doing here. I admit it and I’m very sorry. Thank you for accepting […] [Read More]
Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (reviewed at SXSW)
The story of the Del Close Marathon is the story of Del Close. And the story of Close is ultimately the story of how improvisation grew from an art form used for acting rehearsals into an actual entertainment event in itself, and how Close spurred its expansion through his disciples who became the U... [Read More]
Redford Is a Really Funny Sketch Group That’s (Gasp!) Not From UCB
It’s no secret that there are a lot of funny sketch groups outside of the also very funny UCB community but, because UCB is so incredibly prolific, that reality isn’t always given its due. For that reason, this week’s column is devoted to Redford, an LA-based main stage s... [Read More]
Redford Is a Really Funny Sketch Group That’s (Gasp!) Not From UCB
It’s no secret that there are a lot of funny sketch groups outside of the also very funny UCB community but, because UCB is so incredibly prolific, that reality isn’t always given its due. For that reason, this week’s column is devoted to Redford, an LA-based main stage s... [Read More]
UCB Comedy presents “The Jane” coming to Vimeo
UCB Comedy will be releasing The Jane, a prize-winning short film about monogamy and desire, on April 13 via Vimeo. The film features Nate Dern (Fox Searchlight’s Youth), Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!), Bridey Elliott (Ft. Tilden, Grand Jury Prize SXSW), Kate Riley (Gossip Girl), and Siobhan ... [Read More]
Sketchy MVPs: Ian Roberts from “Upright Citizens Brigade”
We all love Amy Schumer, everyone knows how brilliant Key & Peele are, and you’ve watched Will Ferrell’s classic SNL sketches countless of times. But in this weekly column Sketchy MVPs, The Laugh Button shines a light on comedians from our favorites shows and troupes w... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Anna Roisman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]