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  • Hannibal Buress spares all the expenses trying to secure the “shark vote” for his new TV show

    Hannibal Buress’ new TV show Why? premieres next week. The laid back stand-up comedian is out doing the rounds to promote said special. Since next week is also Shark Week, Burress and his team decided to take advantage of this news and get that ever-elusive, “shark audience.” So he spared no all the expenses to try to cater to that audience and revealed his plans to Conan. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #24: American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    For 4th of July what’s more American than a show with “America” in its title? Mark and Matt welcome comedian and host of American Ninja Warrior Matt Iseman as we talk about his comedy career, the popularity of the show, and get a bit of a behind the scenes look at what it’s like behind the scenes on the physically demanding reality TV show. In the news we talk Ghostbusters, some new documentaries, and UCB hitting a milestone. Read More

    Stephen Colbert hosted a public access show in Michigan, had Eminem on as a guest

    Stephen Colbert Public Access

    If you live in Monroe, Michigan (pop. 20,733) there’s a chance you might’ve caught Stephen Colbert and his Late Show crew on your public access airwaves. Colbert took over a 40 minute public access show, Only In Monroe, because why not? While comedians like Will Ferrell have done something similar with smalltown USA before. Colbert upped the ante by having a surprise guest by Eminem. Read More

    Check out the season 2 trailer for “Rick and Morty” which returns to Adult Swim July 26

    You’ve waited long enough. Rick and Morty return July 26th to Adult Swim. You can play catch up by watching full episodes here.

    Warped Tour Comedy Tent tour diary: The tour is underway

    Eli Olsberg - Tour Diary 1

    By the time you read this, we’ll be knee deep into week two, maybe even approaching week three. You downgrade a lot of your privileges when you sign up to do Vans Warped Tour. Internet and decent cell service are the first to go. So these will be coming when we get a day off and can hit a local Starbucks, because the hotel wi-fi can barely handle Gmail in HTML mode.

    Grant Cotter and I are co-hosting the Vans Warped Tour Comedy Tent all summer. This is Warped Tour’s first year dedicating a stage to comedy. Most music festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and Outside Lands, have added a comedy stage to their lineup. Therefore in some ways, it was inevitable for Warped Tour to add it to theirs, even though it’s a mobile event. As a veteran attendee, being a part of it in the first year is nothing short of a surreal honor. Kevin Lyman, creator of the Vans Warped Tour, is taking a chance on the tent, but he’s always evolving with Warped Tour. I mean, Warped has been going strong for 21 years. After several conversations with Kevin about the tent and Warped in general, I’m convinced he is a mystic. Watching how he brings Warped to life from the inside is incredible. Read More

    Jon Hamm interrupts Jon Stewart to show a clip of his best musical moments on “The Daily Show”

    Jon Hamm, Jon Stewart

    As Jon Stewart winds down his hosting duties of The Daily Show the sendoff montages are becoming a bit more frequent. Last night as Jon Hamm guested on the show, he decided to take the stage a bit early to introduce a sizzle reel of Stewart’s best singing moments on the last 16+ years of the show. Hamm stating that Stewart’s voice was “like Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Luciano Pavarotti had a threesome and then gave birth to the perfect set of vocal cords — yours, Jon. So tonight, I would like to celebrate what you really wanted all along: to teach the world to sing.” Read More

    Paul F. Tompkins is ending his web series “Speakeasy” which is really unfortunate

    Paul F. TompkinsWell this news bums us out. Paul F. Tompkins has announced that he’s ending his excellent interview webseries Speakeasy. Tompkins kicked off the Made Man interview series in 2012 with Ty Burrell conducting in-depth with comedian friends and interesting entertainers over some drinks at a bar.

    Tompkins broke the news today in a tumblr post. Stating that the logic was that he needed to focus on other projects and it was becoming increasingly difficult to juggle all balls. His final interview, with comedian Hannibal Buress will also be the last of the series. What a great one to go out on. Read More

    Cool thing to buy this week: Uncabaret Presents: Taylor Negron

    Taylor Negron

    PURCHASE: Amazon | iTunes
    At the top of the year comedian and actor Taylor Negron passed away from liver cancer at the age of 57. While that news is crushing in and of itself, Negron was always “that guy from that thing.” Appearing in movies like Fast Times At Ridgemont High and The Last Boy Scout to TV shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In a nearly 30+ year career in the entertainment business. A large portion of Negron’s life was spent making people laugh as he performed stand-up. So it’s nearly impossible to realized that Negron never released a proper stand-up comedy album.

    In an attempt to correct this oversight, Comedy Dynamics has put together a new stand-up album, UnCabaret Presents: Taylor Negron, which is available at all digital retailers. Negron was a regular at LA’s series UnCabaret, clocking in hours of stand-up comedy at the long running live show. Those hours have been combed through and this album puts together some of his best material as an audience favorite. Read More

    Watch this preview sketch from the fifth season of “Key & Peele”

    An audience member at a town hall meeting experiences an awkward case of mistaken identity in this preview sketch for the upcoming season of Key & Peele returning to Comedy Central July 8. We can’t wait for season 5!

    Here’s your first look at “Difficult People” starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner

    Difficult People

    Here’s your first look at Difficult People starring Julie Klausner (Bob’s Burgers) and Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street). The story revolves around best friends living in New York City with their behavior landing them in awkward situations. Watch the trailer here: Read More