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  • The Laugh Button Podcast #18: Big Jay Oakerson and Ralph Sutton from The SDR Show

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Big Jay Oakerson and Ralph Sutton, co-hosts from The SDR Show just celebrated their one year of podcasting. They joined Mark and Matt to talk about their trip up until this point. As you’d imagine, it involves a lot of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Read More

    I Had To Follow That! Pete Lee has to take the stage after seeing literally the worst thing ever

    Pete Lee

    Think about the worst thing ever… go ahead, we’ll give you a minute. Did you think of it? Well Pete Lee had to follow it. We asked him to tell us about the worst performance he ever had to take the stage after and, it’s a pretty damn horrific thing. Pete Lee being the eternally optimist handles it about as well as one would expect. Read More

    John Leguizamo, Judah Friedlander, Robert Kelly, Lizz Winstead to perform at The Laugh Button Live! on May 30 at BookCon

    TLB Live BookCon

    The Laugh Button is returning to the stage live! After our incredibly successful live comedy show at SXSW in March, we got the bug to once again to host a live stand-up comedy show. We wanted to go big this time around (is there any other way?) so we teamed up with our friends at BookCon bring a live comedy show at their convention at the end of May in the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. If you aren’t familiar BookCon is that place where storytelling and pop culture collide. Authors, celebrities, podcasters, publishers, and fans all converge in the city to celebrate storytelling. You may learn about your next favorite literary work, comic book or story that will be the next blockbuster motion picture. See, we said we wanted to go big! Read More

    Nightmare Gig: Big Jay Oakerson performs at Sweet Cheeks

    Big Jay Oakerson

    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. We asked Big Jay Oakerson to tell us about the story we heard about Sweet Cheeks, a comedy show in Atlantic City that Kevin Hart used to run that had notoriously tough to impress crowds. Jay and his comedy peers (particularly Kurt Metzger) have spoken about this show before. So we asked Jay to tell us about his nightmareist encounter at the show. Read More

    Has Dane Cook been permanently banned from The Laugh Factory?

    Dane Cook

    It’s a story we’ve heard rumblings off for the last few days. That story is that Dane Cook has been permanently banned from The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Cook has been a constant at the club for a long time, performing there and drawing crowds during the club’s lean years and remaining a fixture ever since. Basically helping keep things afloat during the lean years. Because of this, he had a special relationship with the club and its owner Jamie Masada. The club repaid Cook with plenty of time on stage and what seemed like permanent promo on the club’s exterior amongst other perks. In many ways, it was the house that Dane Cook built, well at least for the last decade or so. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast episode 17: So underground, you can’t find it, with Aparna Nancherla

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    On this week’s podcast Mark and Matt are all over the upfront news as networks decided the fates of future sitcoms this week. We also dove into the rest of the comedy news about live stand-up shows that may or may not have included a few Brian Regan impressions. After the news we welcome comedian/writer Aparna Nancherla to talk about the taping of her debut stand-up comedy album, what it’s like to audition for TV shows, and then Mark Mark decides to one-up the rest of the gang and discuss films no one can find and words nobody can define. That guy! Read More

    Coming To The Stage gets renewed for seasons 2 and 3

    Coming To The Stage 2 and 3It’s been about 24 hours since the new stand-up series, Coming To The Stage premiered, but in that brief time we’ve already learned that the show has been picked up for two more seasons.

    Comedy Dynamics made the announcement last night at the premiere party for the show and the details were confirmed this morning via press release. Dan Levy will return as the host of the show and production for both season 2 and 3 has been fast tracked, slated to begin in June and season 2 will premiere later this summer.

    Season 1 began its 6 episode run just this week and features stand-up from Ian Abramson, Benji Aflalo, Dave Anthony, Jen D’Angelo, James Davis, Matt McCarthy, Rob O’Reilly, Jesse Popp, Joe Sib and Allen Strickland Williams. You can stream new episodes every Wednesday via any VOD channel that hosts Comedy Dynamics.

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Some of us can talk sports, some of us can’t: with Keith Alberstadt

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    This podcast puts Mark and Matt talk about dead comedian holograms, yes those are a thing. The Simpsons will outlast us all and Just For Laughs announces its lineup this year. Later, comedian Keith Alberstadt joins us to talk about his love of sports, the art of stand-up, what its like being a comedy writer, and his uncanny ability to name a lot of college mascots. Read More

    I Had To Follow That! Paul Virzi helps open up a new comedy club and follows Artie Lange

    When a new club opens hopefully it will be a celebration with lots of great comedians and fanfare. While this happened at NYC’s The Stand, Paul Virzi learned quickly that there’s a downside to the big blowout, and that’s following comedy giants. Which is exactly what Paul Virzi had to follow when he performed at the club’s grand opening. Read More

    Coming To The Stage premieres today with Sara Schaefer and Ian Abramson

    Coming To The Stage

    Today marks the premiere date of the new original stand-up series, Coming To The Stage. The weekly series, hosted by comedian Dan Levy showcases new upcoming stand-up talent. Each week you, dear comedy fans will get to check out some stand-up from a comedian you might not’ve heard of yet, but you definitely will. In the premiere EP, Levy welcomes Sara Schaefer and Ian Abramson to the stage. Let’s check out some clips. Read More