Baysides and musicals: The Laugh Button interview with Dustin Diamond
It seems almost immediately after ending his runs of the hit tween 90s sitcom Saved By The Bell and two follow-up series, Dustin Diamond has been a wealth of controversy in the news. Most recently, his 2009 tell-all book Behind the Bell was adapted into the Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Saved by t... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Sofiya Alexandra This weather is so hot I don't care if it's mean to me Tim Siedell Heat index of 110. There are so many shirtless dudes in L.A. right now it's impossible to tell w... [Read More]
 
Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'
by Megh Wright While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges th... [Read More]
 
Chris Gethard Wants to Do Standup in Your House This November
by Megh Wright Comedian Chris Gethard is experimenting with a new way to develop his material that might involve him performing at your house if you're up for it. In a new post on his website, Gethard has reached out to fans who live within four hours of his home base of New York City to try to get ... [Read More]
 
NBC Is Developing a 'Problem Child' Sitcom Adaptation
by Megh Wright Hit 1990 film Problem Child is getting the sitcom treatment at NBC. Deadline reports that the network has put a single-cam comedy adaptation in development based off the film starring John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple tricked into adopting a seven-year-old boy who wreaks havoc w... [Read More]
 
Finally, the Saturday Night Live Credit Card You've Been Waiting For
by Megh Wright Considering the amount of commercial tie-ins Saturday Night Live used last season (Remember those Jeep commercials with Cecily Strong and Michael Che? Synergy!), it looks like the show has made the next logical step in brand partnership by teaming up with MasterCard to create the Satu... [Read More]
 
HBO’s Spike Lee directed Jerrod Carmichael special gets new trailer (Video)
We had a small taste of Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO comedy special last month. But just moments ago, the cable giant released a longer trailer for Love At The Store, directed by Spike Lee. “It’s really important to me to make people think and feel something,” Carmichael ... [Read More]
 
Getting Weird in Toronto with Tim Gilbert
by Avery Edison Tim Gilbert has been a fixture on Toronto’s alternative comedy scene for almost a decade, and is one of the most consistently funny comedians in the city. He’s a member of Laugh Sabbath, a group that boasts alumni like Nathan Fielder. Tim released his first album, Please ... [Read More]
 
Study Confirms That Primetime TV Is Getting Tougher for Women
by Megh Wright San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film recently released the results of their 17th annual "Boxed In" study, which analyzes how many women are working behind and in front of the camera in the entertainment world. In the primetime television sphere, women... [Read More]
 
11 Standup Comedians Who Became 'SNL' Cast Members
by Megh Wright In addition to the recent hiring of standup Michael Che as co-anchor of Weekend Update, yesterday SNL revealed some surprising hiring news with the announcement that young standup Pete Davidson has been added to the cast as a featured player. SNL has an unpredictable history with hiri... [Read More]