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  • The Laugh Button Podcast #32: Nick Vatterott’s life experiences

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    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

    Nightmare Gig: Keith Alberstadt should’ve vetted his college gig better

    Keith Alberstadt

    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

    Cool thing to buy this week: Liza Treyger “Glittercheese”

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    This week’s CTTB is the first of 6 new releases that Comedy Central Records is putting out for their 2015 roster of The Half Hour. Glittercheese was recorded at the Up Comedy Club in Chicago, is a debut album for Treyger. Boisterously candid. This “casual feminist” leads her audience down a chaotic path in her signature laid-back style as she reflects on treasured times such as handing out beer from her car after open mic nights to make friends, ruining a Miley Cyrus concert for teenage girls, and going to jail maybe one too many times. You’re sure to fall in love with Liza’s searing but playful charm… Unless you’re a pregnant woman. Or a man with a ponytail. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #31: The Kickback’s Billy Yost is Sorry All Over The Place

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    In the news we discuss Fat Jew’s joke thievery, Chappelle’s tour, and Documentary Now! Mark and Matt then welcome lead singer of The Kickback, Billy Yost onto the podcast. Billy is a big fan of comedy and has some killer Doug Stanhope stories and goes round for round with some pop culture trivia, as well as doppleganger discussion. The Kickback’s debut album, Sorry All Over the Place is in stores September 18th, and listeners should check it out. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #30: Todd Glass crashes our Alonzo Bodden interview

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    We’re at the Just For Laughs festival and while waiting to speak with Alonzo Bodden, Todd Glass decides to crash our interviews. In the comedy news, Mark and Matt discuss the I Am Chris Farley documentary, old episodes of The Tonight Show, and remembering Robin Williams on the one year anniversary of his death. Read More

    What would it look like if comedians starred in “Goodfellas”? Some NYC comedians attempt to find out

    Summer Of The Stand - Goodfellas

    The Stand is a terrific comedy club in NYC where you can catch some of the best talent the city has to offer any night of the week. To celebrate their “Summer Of The Stand” series, the club gathered some comedians to participate in a shot for shot re-enactment of one of cinema’s most classic scenes – the “shinebox” scene from Goodfellas when Billy Batts catches a beating, but with a comedian spin on it. The scene features Sean Patton, Paul Virzi, Mike Recine, Yannis Pappas, Mark DeMayo, and Aaron Berg who pull off the vibe perfectly, yet with a slightly less painful ending. Headliners demand respect, now go get your sign up sheet! Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #29: PUP hangs with us at Warped Tour

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    Another dispatch from Warped Tour where the Canadian rock band PUP speak with us. They’re big comedy fans and totally great people. Mark and Matt run down the news of the day including Amy Schumer on gun control, Monty Python, and the legacy of Jon Stewart. Read More

    Pick up awesome shirt designs in The Laugh Button’s new web store!

    The Laugh Button Web Store

    The Laugh Button has a shiny new web store for you to outfit your favorite comedy fans. We’ve set up shop over at TeePublic where you lovely fans have a variety of shirt colors and styles to select, from a basic t-shirt, hoodie, crew sweatshirts, or tank tops to beat the heat, we now have comedy and your torso covered. We’ll continue to update the store with new designs as inspiration strikes and even offer up flash sales every once in a while. So be sure to subscribe to our page and follow us on our socials for the latest updates on TLB merch. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #28: Just For Laughs with Steve Byrne

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    We’re sharing stories from the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. The biggest comedy festival in the world. Good times were had, from roasts judged, one man shows, and a bit of Goddamn comedy jamming. While there, we caught up with comedian Steve Byrne who was in town along with countless other comedians. Read More

    Simeon Goodson’s stand-up album “Manifesto” is released August 1st

    Simeon Goodson is the best comedian you’ve never heard of. His work was mentioned in the A-Sides blog on The Huffington Post where it was said that he, “should be a household name in comedy.” Brooklyn Magazine lauded him as one of the, “50 Funniest People in Brooklyn.” While the praise has been rolling in recently, Goodson is by no means an overnight success. In 2004, he waited tables at a local restaurant during the day and visited bars at night. It was there that he was convinced to pursue a career in stand-up.

    Since then, he has been actively performing throughout the New York comedy scene at comedy clubs, bars, and alternative venues. Outside of performing stand up at local bars, he has also performed at world famous venues such as Carolines on Broadway and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Goodson also traveled across the country with the “Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour,” and he performed as an opener for Michael Che. Most recently, he was the opening act on the Hannibal Burress “Comedy Camisado” tour. Read More