Next week is New York Super Week, a collection of pop culture events put on by New York Comic Con and happening around the city of New York. It’s a celebration of all things pop culture before the biggest pop culture event of the year begins next week. Once again The Laugh Button Live! will be a part of the festivities. We’ve arranged for a killer stand-up comedy show for fans one and all to enjoy. We’ve teamed up with the folks at The Stand comedy club (239 Third Ave, NYC) for anevening of great comedy. Tickets are $15 and on sale now. Get them now because they will go fast! Read More
Comedy news explodes all over the place as we attended the sneak peeks to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Benders.” If that wasn’t enough Derek Waters, the creator and star of “Drunk History” joins us on the podcast to talk about the show and what its like to tell history while, ya know, drunk. Read More
Paul Virzi is a comedian and a family man. Two ideas some find diametrically opposed, but not Virzi. He uses his life experience to drive his stand-up, drawing his jokes and stories from life experiences. On Night At The Stand Virzi takes all of this and compiles it into his debut album.
In addition to working all over the nation, Virzi is often on the road opening for Bill Burr. Paul has appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, FOX’s Redeye, and written for the ESPN ESPY Awards. He’s been at festivals like Just For Laughs and SXSW Comedy Festival In Montreal and most recently was asked to perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. You can also catch him writing and appearing in sketches on AOL’s 2 Point Lead and the upcoming season of The Eric Andre Show. When he’s not on stage or acting, you can catch him hosting his popular podcast The Virzi Effect. Read More
Big news this week and the Muppets are back, Mark and Matt discuss all the comedy news. Also big news is we have comedian Andrew Schulz on the podcast to talk about his new IFC TV show Benders which premieres on October 1st. Schulz is an accomplished stand-up comedian who also starred on MTV’s hit show Guy Code. Schulz talks about his new show, how he prepared for it and his life as a comedian. Read More
Comedian Seth Herzog joins us to talk about his long running comedy show Sweet, the alternative comedy scene in the city, his career in comedy, and warming up for Fallon. In the news, all hell broke loose for Steve Rannazzisi, and what could this mean for him. Read More
It’s back to school week and Mark and Matt talk about important things like the movie that shares that name. Colbert returns to TV, Lucille Ball sees a revival, and Matt knows who would portray him in a biopic. Comedian Dave Hill joins us to discuss his career in comedy and his many, many, projects including his new album, writing the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and the proper way to hip check joggers. Read More
The hilariously bold and bawdy Michelle Buteau, couldn’t be happier with her Dutch husband but she explains the unexpected hurdles that come with marrying into a ”vintage White” family. Buteau’s new digital album Shut Up! hits the digital shelves today September 4th and you can pick it up wherever you download and/or stream your comedy. The point we’re trying to make is that you shouldn’t be sleeping on Michelle Buteau.
Buteau was born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, and has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Late night TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Lopez Tonight. She was most recently the co-host on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Read More
Mark and Matt discuss their recent trip to see a test show of Late Show with Stephen Colbert before it premieres. Then, keeping with the late night theme, comedian Josh Gondelman joins us for an interview. Josh has a new book and is also a writer on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver who oversaw the show’s deployment into being a web powerhouse. Also, we give a shout out to our listeners who helped Matt find something he’d been looking for for a long time. Read More
This week Mark and Matt tackle the comedy news like Bill Burr’s comments on Caitlyn Jenner, Forbes highest paid actors on TV list. We then welcome comedian Nick Vatterott onto the show to discuss the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and his experience on reality TV like America’s Got Talent. Read More
Every working comedian has at least one of those moments in their career. That moment when they take the stage and things just do not go as they wanted. Weather it be a bad venue, audience, or bad jokes, the show turns from bad show to a nightmare. Nightmare Gig is when The Laugh Button asks a comedian to describe their most horrific stand-up moment. This time we asked comedian Keith Alberstadt to tell us his story, turns out sometimes one needs to vet the show they’re performing at before they agree to perform. Read More