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  • In Ruins with the Bitter Buddha: The Laugh Button interview with Eddie Pepitone


    Eddie Pepitone has become one of the most respected comedians in the comedy community and a cult favorite in L.A. And in recent years, he’s taken on the moniker of the “Bitter Buddha”. Recently, he’s explained to us why this world is In Ruins, his latest effort now available on iTunes. You may recognize his voice from WTF with Marc Maron, or witnessed his victory last year on @midnight, or saw one of his many guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bob’s Burgers, The King of Queens, Chapelle’s Show, Monk, Community, Childrens Hospital, Happy EndingsFlight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Here’s our latest time spent with Mr. Pepitone. Read More

    Comedy Dynamics to re-release entire Bill Hicks catalog after acquiring his comedy estate

    Bill HicksComedy Dynamics is excited to announce that they have acquired the Bill Hicks’ Estate and will be re-releasing his entire catalog of specials and albums starting next month! This is big news as most of his catalog has been long out of print. Starting back in 1989 with his special, Sane Man, up through American: The Bill Hicks Story in 2010. Bill Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture. At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances. But it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years – in particular after a series of posthumous album releases – his body of work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles, and he developed a substantial cult following. He is number 19 on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time. And now through Comedy Dynamics, his work will once again come to the forefront and be celebrated and influence yet another generation of comics while being celebrated by those lucky enough to live through his existence on earth.

    Adam Cayton-Holland to release second stand up album “Backyards” on April 7

    Adam_Cayton-Holland_smallDenver-based comedian Adam-Cayton Holland is releasing his second comedy album, Backyards, through Greater Than Collective. For a limited time, those who pre-order the album will receive a two-for-one CDs as well as 2 baseball cards. The CD release parties in Denver include a free in-store performance at Twist & Shout on release day, April 7th, where you get can your hands on a copy of Backyards the day it comes out. Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring comic who has appeared on Conan, @midnight, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Pete Holmes Show, Happy Endings and was named one of Esquire’s “25 Comics to Watch.” Working with his comedy trio The Grawlix, he recently filmed a pilot for TRU TV about mediocre teachers called Those Who Can’t. His podcast, My Dining Room Table, and his debut album, I Don’t Know If I Happy are both available on iTunes. He has been described as “genial” and “with pretty decent teeth.”

    Dan Cummins to release a comedy EP on February 24th

    Chinese AffectionIt’s been a few years since Dan Cummins released his last stand-up comedy album, Hear This. Though he’s been relatively quiet on the comedy album front, he’s been busy, hitting some late night shows, and becoming the new co-host of The Playboy Morning Show.

    Cummins just announced that he’ll be releasing an EP of comedy on February 24th. The EP, Chinese Affection will be released on all digital outlets and offers a quick look into what Cummins has been up to. Chinese Affection was the first stand-up album to be featured in Pandora’s recently. Funny enough, the album was the first to be featured on the Pandora Comedy Spotlight with material addressing issues such as how to improve government customer service, strange things happening at amusements parks, why the Guinness Book of World Records should just change its name. Pre-orders for Chinese Affection start on the 17th, and you can do that right here.

    J.K. Simmons, Reggie Watts, REM’s Mike Mills, Patton Oswalt and others team up for epic comedy music benefit album “2776”

    movies-jk-simmonsFrom the epic comedy/music benefit album 2776 comes two brand new music videos starring some incredible talent including J.K. SIMMONS (SNL host, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner for Whiplash), REM’s Mike Mills, Epic Rap Battles star Zach Sherwin (aka MC MrNapkins), the Sklar Brothers (Sklarbro Country), Michael Ian Black (Michael & Michael Have Issues), Deon Cole (Conan), Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers) and much more taking on the sports world and mourning the death of printed press! 2776 album tracks “Live It Now” and “Stop The Presses” were given the star treatment and for the first time ever are available for viewing. Both songs can be found on the comedy/music benefit album 2776 which features over 80 award winning performers including Patton Oswalt, Aimee Mann, Yo La Tengo, Reggie Watts, Neko Case, Will Forte, Ashanti, Andy Richter, Ira Glass, Andrew WK, Aubrey Plaza, Mike Mills, Martha Plimpton, Will Arnett, k.d. lang, Ed Helms, Margaret Cho, Kids in the Hall and many, many more. Sales of 2776 benefit OneKid OneWorld in their efforts to promote education in Kenya and El Salvador. Check out the vids below… Read More

    Dave Stone recording first stand-up album this March

    Dave StoneFor those keeping track at home, we’re now at three. Three of the four Beards of Comedy are in the solo comedy album game. Today Dave Stone (aka. the one who lives in a van) announced that he’ll be recording his first solo stand-up special at the Laughing Skull lounge in Atlanta. He follows up his bearded brethren Joe Zimmerman and Andy Sandford who each put out albums last year.

    Stone will record March 5-8th at the comedy club. Tickets are currently on sale on the club’s website.

    TJ Young… we got our eyes on you buddy! Read More

    Brooks Wheelan’s debut comedy album ‘This Is Cool, Right?’ out today

    brooks wheelan albumToday’s the day Saturday Night Live alum Brooks Wheelan releases his debut comedy album entitled This is Cool, Right? Brooks went to University of Iowa and got a biomedical engineering degree, but then decided to pursue comedy. In 2013 he made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. And in 2012, he was invited to perform at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. Wheelan was a breakout performer as a new face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. He’s also performed on Conan. You can grab his new album from Comedy Dynamics on iTunes, Amazon, and be sure to follow him on twitter. He recently filmed an episode of Girls. And wrapped up Stereotypically You, a feature film starring Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom, The McCarthy’s), as well as Chris and Abby Elliot (SNL). Stay Tuned.

    Bon Qui Qui’s “Gold Plated Dreams” out today from comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

    Bon-Qui-Qui-Gold-Plated-Dreams-album-coverBon Qui Qui would find it “Rude!” if her new album Gold Plated Dreams wasn’t heard. From working in King Burger to a new hip-hop artist, Bon Qui Qui set out to make it in the hip-hop world with her overly ghetto, fabulous and hilarious album. After “I’m A Cut You” became a hit on YouTube, it was clear she needed to make more music that’s just as funny. Bon Qui Qui is a character created by Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Bon Qui Qui propelled Anjelah Johnson-Reyes’ career forward after her character was a huge hit. She made her original appearance on MadTv working at King Burger and dealing with complicated customers. The MadTv sketch reached over 65 million views after airing. Her antics made an impression, especially her small segment of beatboxing and rapping. This led Bon Qui Qui to make her single, “I’m A Cut You.” With over 3 million views on YouTube, Bon Qui Qui’s legacy continues to grow. Gold Plated Dreams is available now.

    Neko White, “Introducing… Me” (review)

    Neko WhiteMaking a strong first impression can be intimidating. Meeting a potential employer, the future in-laws, casting agents, business partners, etc. is cause for countless hours of preparation. If your mirror could talk back to you, you would hope it had words of encouragement before you stepped out of the door. If not, you may become a wicked queen and give away poison apples. When comics are prepping their debut album, they know every last joke has to be polished like your grandfather’s Cadillac. Harlem’s own Neko White has been building towards his debut album Introducing… Me since his first time on stage seven years ago. What’s most impressive is the fact that seven years ago, White was only 14! As far as first impression go? If this album were a first job interview, White would be hired before an employor sees the other candidates. Read More

    Kyle Kinane new special, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” premieres on Comedy Central January 23rd

    Kyle Kinane

    Kyle Kinane, a hands-down favorite of us schlubs at The Laugh Button is about to drop a new comedy special, I Liked His Old Stuff Better on masses (and we can’t be more excited about it). Kinane previous revealed that his special would air on the 23rd, but now more details have been released. Read More