January 2012 - The Laugh Button

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  • Attend A Taping Of Amy Schumer’s New TV Pilot

    Other than that headline, there’s not much to add here other than a hearty YES! Amy Schumer is taping a TV pilot. So there’s a chance to get some free last minute tickets to see Amy in action taping for Comedy Central. Read More

    Kevin Smith Will Burn In Hell On February 11th

    One thing I find myself digging about Kevin Smith is that he’s always trying something new and different. Whether it be making movies, working for TV, launching podcasts or now, coming out with a new one-man show, Burn In Hell is set to have a television premiere (on EPIX) February 11th. The show is available on demand beginning February 3rd and you can sign yourself up for a free trial here.

    The hour and a half special was recorded at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. In it Smith conducts a riotous and outrageous Q&A session about the aftermath of his latest film, Red State. Topics include his mishaps and misadventures such as drawing the ire of the entire movie blogger community at the Sundance Film Festival and being followed around the country by the highly devout, and highly angered, Phelps Family. Read More

    Metal Insider’s 5 Most Metal Comedians

    The same designer responsible for the metal comedians released another two shirts in a similar vein. This time, they meld Louis C.K. with The Dead Kennedys and Sam Kinison with Samhain. While you can buy them at the designer’s website. However, seeing both shirts reminded us how metal and comedy truly go together splendidly. In fact, the worlds of stand-up comedy and metal have collided on many occasions. So with that in mind, we decided to list the top five most metal comedians. Read More

    A New Louis C.K. Sitcom In The Works For CBS

    Network TV is now taking interest in Louis C.K. as he, along with former Seinfeld writer—late night host Spike Feresten are putting together a half-hour sitcom for CBS. The network has green-lit a currently untitled sitcom whose premise is about a group of creative twentysomethings trying to make it in the world. The pair has writing history together from Saturday Night Live and The Dana Carvey Show.

    CBS isn’t the first network I’d think of when one hears “twentysomethings” and Louis’ name but as they tend to skew toward older demographics and broader sitcoms. But the success of How I Met Your Mother does show they can bring in cooler, younger people. It’s also wise for Louis as he’d be a big/different player on the network pretty much guaranteeing the eyeballs as opposed to the mess that are the NBC’s comedy ratings and ABC who already has very strong young comedies in Happy Endings and Modern Family. CBS could prove wise for the comedian, where he can jump to a broader audience for his booming profile and along with Feresten (who wrote the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld) still write quirky comedy. And for those that want the comedian’s edgier stuff, there’s still the FX show for that.

    The Laugh Button Stops By Robert Kelly’s “You Know What Dude” Podcast

    Last Tuesday we left the TLB Towers and met up with comedians Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa to record an episode of Kelly’s podcast, You Know What Duuude. Read More

    This Week In Comedy: With XBox Controller Dispensing Hot Pockets And Jim Gaffigan Look-alike

    • Did they intentionally make the guy in the Hot Pocket dispensing XBox controller photo look like Jim Gaffigan? [Gamma Squad]
    • Do you think the three principle cast member of The Hangover deserve $15mil for the third movie? Vote here. [Laugh Spin]
    • We’re presenting a live recording of Robert Kelly’s podcast next month. [The Laugh Button]
    • The Riot LA comedy festival reached it’s fundraising goal for an LA festival [Kickstarter]
    • Unfortunately the circulating photo of an allegedly young Jon Stewart moshing at a Dead Kenneys show is not him. [RVA]

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    The Cast Of “Wet Hot American Summer” Reunited At SF Sketchfest

    The cast of the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer reunited at SF Sketch Fest for a live radio read of the movie. Much of the original cast showed up with few exceptions (Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo) but that allowed for many other guest drop ins like Busy Phillipps, Colin Hanks, Bobcat Gothwait, and David Cross. Read More

    Lee Camp Will Tape A Live Stand-Up Album In NYC

    Heyo fools, want the chance to get your laughs recorded on an album? Well of course you do. Comedian Lee Camp is set to record a new live comedy album in a few weeks. Read More

    Monty Python Cast To Reunite For New Sci-Fi Film

    The cast from Monty Python’s Flying Circus are reuniting for a live action/animated CGI film, Absolutely Anything. The flick will be produced by longtime friends of the Python camp, Terry Jones and Mike Medavoy. The film is set to film this spring in the U.K. with the Pythons performing the voices of key roles as a group of aliens who give an earthling the power to do “absolutely anything” with the intention of seeing what kind of mess he will make with the powers. Read More

    Can “30 Rock’s” MLK Day Be A Real Movie Already Please!?

    If you missed the opening of the second episode of 30 Rock last night, you missed yourself one of the best spoofs we’ve seen in a long time as they performed a send-up of all those terrible mega ensemble films that revolve around a holiday.

    But since all the good holidays already have films, they’ve now moved to the “Monday” holidays. First up MLK Day followed by Columbus Day we’re sure.