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  • Megan Amram announces “Science… For Her” book tour

    In case you haven’t hears, writer, Parks and Recreations scribe, Twitter genius Megan Amram wrote a book. The satirical Science… For Her!, blends science and Cosmo magazine together for a textbook the ladies can finally get behind. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!

    After releasing a music video to promote the book last week, Amram announced on her Tumblr she was going on a book tour. Amram will visit six cities between November 5th and 15th, including Portland, Brooklyn, and even Toronoto (you lucky Canucks). Joining Amram at select stops will be John Hodgeman, Megan Mullaly, and Amram’s mom Dr. Carol Lee (amongst others). Science… For Her! hits digital and real shelves on Tuesday, November 4th. You can pre-order  your copy now on Amazon. Read More

    Cool thing to buy this week: Jonathan Katz “Dr. Katz Live” on CD

    There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.

    Dr. Katz LiveJonathan Katz: Dr. Katz Live
    PURCHASE: Amazon | iTunes

    Jonathan Katz may be getting every so slightly up there in age, but he’s no less funny for it. His quasi-autobiographical animated sitcom Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, has aged nicely too; what better time, then, to bring it to life on stage? Dr. Katz Live, out now, is exactly that. Taped at a live San Francisco show, this new album boasts the appearance of both of Katz’ former Professional co-stars Sarah Silverman and H. Jon Benjamin. Better yet, younger faces feature: B.J. Novak, Eugene Mirman, and Andy Kindler all contribute.

    Dr. Katz Live feels like an appropriate follow-up to the 2007 Comedy Central special An Evening with Dr. Katz: Live from the Comedy Central Stage. Both feature Silverman and Benjamin performing live-action as their sitcom characters, but somehow the new CD feels even more fresh and hysterical. The unwound and neurotic patients of both the original series and the 2007 special can be felt vividly and hilariously throughout Dr. Katz Live, which is a welcome throwback to a show that still feels like it never left. Read More

    FX releases all 552 “Simpsons” episodes available to stream today

    FX got a huge bump in ratings and broke records with their colossal “Every Simpsons Ever’ marathon. Since then, the channel has focused on providing a four to six hour block dedicated to the beloved animated series Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Just in case that wasn’t enough, FX today released all 552 episodes available to stream online.

    What?! Yes, you can have your own Simpsons marathon whenever you like. Simpsons World will offer every episode of The Simpsons ever and can be accessed through SimpsonsWorld.com or the FXNow app starting today. Read More

    Hannibal Buress calls out Bill Cosby on stage, bringing up past accusations declaring, “You’re A Rapist”

    Buress CosbyHannibal Buress had a few choice words for legendary comedian Bill Cosby from the stage during a stop in Philadelphia at the Trocadero. Cosby is a well known native to Philadelphia and Buress went on an comedic rant about the city’s native son, pointing out the hypocrisy and righteous stance Cosby often takes when it comes to social issues yet he himself isn’t as squeaky clean as some think.

    For those unfamiliar with the story, Cosby came under fire in the mid 2000s with lawsuits from a over a dozen women who claimed to be drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian. The accusations dated back decades. The statute of limitations ran out on some and others were settled out of court. However, Cosby was never publicly accused of rape. Read More

    Russell Brand responds to Donald Trump argument, calling him a “hungry hippo”

    For those that follow social media, you would know that Donald Trump recently took to Twitter and released a series of Tweets aimed at comedian Russell Brand after seeing the comedian make an appearance on The Tonight Show. In a series of Tweets (which also took a few shots at the President and Ebola) Trump stated that he was dumbfounded as to what Katy Perry saw in Brand and wondered why anyone was a fan of the British Comedian. Read More

    Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player

    Leslie JonesIn a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey.

    Jones has been a writer for SNL since early 2014 and was one of the 12 ladies Michaels was determined to find a black woman to join the cast. Sasheer Zamata ended up joining the cast at the time but Jones was brought on as a writer. Read More