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  • The Laugh Button Podcast: Pawnography with Christopher Titus and Rick Harrison

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    The Laugh Button Podcast is up and running! We’re happy to announce that we’ve joined up with our pals at Riotcast and will be delivering you a weekly podcast where we cover all the news in the comedy world. For this episode our pal Christopher Titus stopped by the studios to discuss the news of the day. After the his FOX show ended, Titus has forged a stand-up career that’s worked mostly outside of the comedy mainstream. He’s maintained the rights to his specials and along the way made decisions to keep creative control of his art. Titus’ currently hosts the History Channel TV show Pawnography which also stars the cast of Pawn Stars. Titus brought along Rick Harrison from the popular TV show. We discussed everything from comedy heroes, new, and scotch. Rick just launched a new app, Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge that he filled us all in on. Titus is currently on tour to promote his new special, Angry Pursuit of Happiness and his tour. All of which can be found on his website. 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

    Comedian and actor Taylor Negron dead at 57 after battle with cancer

    Taylor NegronIt’s unfortunate to report that comedian and actor Taylor Negron has passed away at the age of 57. Negron was taken after along batter with cancer. Chuck Negron, Taylor’s cousin (and of the band Three Dog Night broke the sad news today telling the world, “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”

    Negron began performing stand-up comedy when he was in high school, workshopping under the iconic Lucille Ball before he started to perform stand-up. He’d eventually get spots at The Comedy Store where he honed his comedy act. Read More

    Ari Shaffir’s new stand-up special, “Paid Regular” premieres on Comedy Central January 16th

    Ari ShaffirYou better get ready because you are about to see a lot more of Ari Shaffir on your TV screen, Shaffir’s new stand-up special, Paid Regular will debut on Comedy Central on Friday, January 16 at 12 midnight. That in and of itself is pretty awesome news for the comedian, but not even a week later on January 22nd, Shaffir’s new TV series, This Is Not Happening will debut on the network on January 22nd at 12:30AM. Awesome right? You can also see This Is Not Happening on the Comedy Central App starting January 12th. Read More

    Live at the Village Underground: The Laugh Button Interview with Robert Kelly (part 2)

    Tonight is the TV premiere of Robert Kelly’s new stand-up special, Live At The Village Underground. It debuts on Comedy Central at 12 midnight and you should absolutely make it a point to watch it. In the second part of our video interview with Kelly, we discuss what it was like taking the special to a film festival, how he conquered his abundance of material and what it meant to him taping it in his home comedy club. Read More

    Live at the Village Underground: The Laugh Button Interview with Robert Kelly (part 1)

    Robert Kelly Live at the Village Underground interview

    This Friday, January 9th at midnight Comedy Central will debut Robert Kelly’s new stand-up special, Live At The Village Underground. This special is the culmination of a lot of hard work from Kelly and his management company, Apostle. The two joined forces to self-produce and self-release the special. He taped the special at The Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground. The Cellar is a home club for Kelly and and he fought for an intimate and authentic comedy feel for his special, wanting to showcase what he does night after night in the places he worked on material. After trying to get these results to happen with production companies and labels, he and his team just did it themselves. Comedy Central later agreed to air the special. Here’s the first part of our two part interview with Kelly about the work he did the last few years to make his stand-up special a reality. Read More

    Best of 2014: Best Comedy Podcast

    Podcasts are a viable medium for comedians. While there are many out there, some just rise above the rest, whether it be by concept, host, or story surrounding them. We all know you are waiting with bated breath until Serial returns in 2015 and the staff of TLB has you covered by picking its favorite comedy podcasts of the year. Read More

    Best of 2014: Best stand-up debut

    Stand Up Debut

    This year was an embarrassment of riches when it came to new comedic talent taping specials and albums. Comedians spend countless hours developing material for their act before they tape their material for the first time ever, and that’s what we’re recapping now. The TLB staff selected their favorite comedians that released debut specials or comedy albums in 2014. Read More

    Best of 2014: Best comedy festivals

    Best Comedy Festivals

    If you look not very hard you can find yourself a comedy festival pretty much any weekend in the country. Some are new to the scene looking to make a splash with their local scene while some have all the A-list comedic talent you could find. Being spread all around this great nation, our staff has had the luxury of attending many a comedy festival. So we decided to reveal what our individual favorite comedy festivals were. Read More

    Best of 2014: Best live stand-up moment

    Stand Up Moment

    One of the most important parts of stand-up comedy is seeing it live in clubs with other people in a collective moment. We’ve all heard a story about Rock or C.K. dropping in unannounced one night at the Cellar, or everyone collecting at The Comedy Store after midnight for a Sam Kinison set. This year, everyone buzzed about the Tig Notaro topless set at NYCF or Chappelle returning to Hartford. With that in mind, the staff at TLB listed their favorite live stand-up moment they caught this year. Read More