Billy Wayne Davis on Conan, “The origin of ‘Coons Age’ is dumber than racism”
Is Billy Wayne Davis the first stand-up comedian in history to work immortal raccoons into a set? Enjoy his performance… MORE Billy Wayne Davis on Conan, “The origin of ‘Coons Age’ is dumber than racism” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedians as Activists in the Era of Trump
In his 2012 book, Tortured Artists, Christopher Zara examines the mental anguish that has plagued some of the most revered artists in history, from Poe to Picasso to Rowling. He also sums up a belief shared by many about the nature of creativity: “Great art comes from great pain.” Though... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Keeping Up with the Joneses”
The Gaffneys’ lives are interrupted by the arrival of new neighbors, whose stunning looks are matched only by the worldly… MORE Cool thing to buy this week: “Keeping Up with the Joneses” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jena Friedman on Comedy as a Political Act
Today millions of concerned, frustrated, depressed Americans are trying to figure out what to do with themselves as a new [insert the adjective of your choice] President is sworn into office. Many will be protesting, while others have opted to seek refuge in whatever literal or figurative blanket fo... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The Final Episode of ‘Pop My Culture’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Bill Burr’s Standup Special ‘Walk Your Way Out’ Premieres on Netflix January 31st
Bill Burr has a new standup special hitting Netflix later this month. The streaming network announced today that it’s added a new hourlong special from Burr called Walk Your Way Out, which will debut Tuesday, January 31st. Here’s more info from the press release: Before a sold-out crowd ... [Read More]
Bill Burr’s Standup Special ‘Walk Your Way Out’ Premieres on Netflix January 31st
Bill Burr has a new standup special hitting Netflix later this month. The streaming network announced today that it’s added a new hourlong special from Burr called Walk Your Way Out, which will debut Tuesday, January 31st. Here’s more info from the press release: Before a sold-out crowd ... [Read More]
Kelly MacFarland Gets Comfortable
Standup comedian and long-time improviser Kelly MacFarland is finding the funny in her new life as an “older” suburban stepmom. Her new album, You Woke Up Today!, follows her debut album Bombshell with tales of how much can change in just a few years. MacFarland treats her material &mdas... [Read More]
Netflix Orders Two Jerry Seinfeld Standup Specials and a New Home for ‘Comedians in Cars’
Netflix is going into business with Jerry Seinfeld. According to The Wrap, the streaming network has ordered two standup specials from Seinfeld, and the first is slated to debut later this year. In addition to the standup specials, Seinfeld will develop new comedy projects for Netflix, and his Crack... [Read More]
Netflix Orders Two Jerry Seinfeld Standup Specials and a New Home for ‘Comedians in Cars’
Netflix is going into business with Jerry Seinfeld. According to The Wrap, the streaming network has ordered two standup specials from Seinfeld, and the first is slated to debut later this year. In addition to the standup specials, Seinfeld will develop new comedy projects for Netflix, and his Crack... [Read More]