Bill Hicks reissued on Comedy Dynhamics
Stand-up fans who have yet to discover the genius of Bill Hicks, labeled by me as the Tupac of comedy for his ability to release recordings after his death, will be please to hear the entire Hicks audio and video catalogue is being reissued by Comedy Dynamics. A DVD box ... [Read More]
Kevin James to Star in 'The True Memoirs of an International Assassin'
by Megh Wright It's been less than a month since Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 premiered in theaters, but Rotten Tomatoes' favorite 0% (well, now 6%) star has another big movie role lined up. Deadline reports that James has signed on to star in The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which will cent... [Read More]
Maya Rudolph Might Return to NBC in a New Variety Show
by Megh Wright The world definitely needs more Maya Rudolph right now, and NBC might make that happen by bringing back, in some form, her 2014 one-off variety show The Maya Rudolph Show. According to Variety, sources close to NBC confirmed that "discussions have been revived" with Rudolph for a show... [Read More]
Comedy Central Orders 10 Episodes of Animated Series 'Legends of Chamberlain Heights'
by Megh Wright Over a year ago, Comedy Central ordered an animated pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, and today Deadline reports that the show has officially landed a 10-episode series order. Co-created by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, The Life & Times of Tim's Mike Clements, M... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders High School animated comedy series Legends Of Chamberlain Heights
Legends Of Chamberlain Heights gets a 10 episode series order and is described as an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary. It centers on three high school freshmen Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn&rs... [Read More]
Amy Schumer’s 12 Angry Men parody is brilliant (Video)
Peabody Award recipient Amy Schumer struck back at her haters with a brilliant piece on her Comedy Central sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer. Schumer spent all of Tuesday night’s episode parodying the award-winning film 12 Angry Men, where the 12 jurors debate if she is hot enough to ... [Read More]
Comedy saved me at my lowest point: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe helps teens deal with depression, suicidal thoughts
Comedian Jenny Jaffe’s childhood was anything but comical. During her high school years, she was diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses, which included her having extreme anxiety, OCD and suicidal thoughts. “It wasn’t something I talked to really anybody in my lif... [Read More]
This Week in Web Videos: 'It's Not OK, Cupid'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne It's rare that non-comedy platforms release "funny" content that's actually funny but damn, Glamour Magazine's done did it on their YouTube channel with some help from Lindsey Brett Carothers, Lilli Cooper, Lily Depaula, Koryna Gecait, and Talia Thiesfield. Glamour is slated to ... [Read More]
Chris Distefano discusses Reindeer Meat and Mafia Nicknames on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Chris Distefano discusses life with a Puerto Rican, ordering reindeer meat, and mafia nicknames in his set from Late Night with Seth Meyers. Chris Distefano discusses Reindeer Meat and Mafia Nicknames on Late Night with Seth Meyers appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak set to direct comedy The Late Bloomer
Fresh off of Misery Loves Comedy, Actor, Comedian and now director Kevin Pollak isn’t wasting anytime waiting for his next project. Pollak will make his narrative directorial debut with the indie comedy The Late Bloomer, which is based on Ken Baker’s 2001 memoir Man Made: A Memoir of My ... [Read More]