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  • The Laugh Button Podcast: We podcast with Iliza Shlesinger in Austin

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Episode #10: Congratulations everyone! We hit double digits on the podcast this week! We’re almost teenagers. To celebrate Mark and Matt deliver all the comedy news of the week which includes all of the developments on the Super Troopers sequel, a new Patrice O’Neal documentary, and Broad F*ckin City. They then welcome Iliza Shlesinger onto the show to talk about life while down in Austin for SXSW. Read More

    10 questions for 10 years: Early podcasters Keith and The Girl hit the decade anniversary mark

    Keith and Chemda

    Keith and The Girl, abbreviated as KATG, is a comedy podcast that began in March of 2005. It is hosted by Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili in Queens, New York. The hosts are known for interacting with their audience live via chat rooms, web cam and phone calls. In the show, Malley and Khalili discuss their lives and current events in humorous and unrestrained fashion. Simply put and well stated, the show’s tagline sums it all up, “Keith and his ex-girlfriend talk shit”. These two were, and still are, at the forefront of what we now know as the current podcast universe that has been filled to the brim with shows so specific in genre, that there are podcasts podcasting about podcasts. Read More

    I Had To Follow That?!: Brooke Van Poppelen followed Jerry Seinfeld at a showcase

    Brooke Van Poppelen

    There’s a courtesy extended to celeb/veteran comedians that drop into clubs for spots, where they can go up on stage almost immediately, bumping other comedians on the bill back in the lineup as they do their set. While its a custom as old as the profession itself, it can be frustrating for the comic that gets bumped, particularly because they then have to follow said big time comedian. It happens to every comic at some point. Brooke Van Poppelen told us about the time this happened to her on a showcase and the one and only Jerry Seinfeld dropped in. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Live from SXSW with Nate Bargatze

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Mark and Matt are live from Austin, TX for the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) to see some comedy and take in the local flavor. After recapping the week of comedy, they welcome comedian Nate Bargatze onto the podcast to talk about performing in Austin, the taping of the Roast of Justin Bieber, his upcoming stand-up special, and what it took him to get to the festival. Read More

    Nightmare Gig: Dan Cummins travels for a private show

    Dan Cummins

    Every working comedian has at least one, that moment when they take the stage and things just do not go as they should’ve. Weather it be a bad audience or bad jokes, something goes wrong. Nightmare Gig is when The Laugh Button asks a comedian to describe their most horrific stand-up show. We asked Dan Cummins to tell us his and it was a nightmare indeed! Complete with travels for a private gig, out to the middle of nowhere… like how-slasher-films-start middle of nowhere. Read More

    The timeline to the re-releases of Bill Hicks’ entire comedy catalog

    Bill Hicks Featured

    We previously reported that Comedy Dynamics was to release the entire catalog of the late, great Bill Hicks. Now, more details have emerged as to what that would involve and it’s guaranteed to get any comedy fan extremely excited. There are rumors of some more in store for Hicks fan. Here’s what we know so far… Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Bad meat with Aaron Berg

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    This week comedian Aaron Berg talks comedy news with Mark. The discussion ranges from bad meat, hair clubs, body builders named “Hot Chocolate,” past addictions to wine, his new book, receiving oral pleasure 3 times on stage in Canada, and cutting edge comedy. To say a wide variety of topics were covered is kinda an understatement. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Seeing other people with Giulia Rozzi and Brooke Van Poppelen

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Mark and Matt are joined in the studio by Giulia Rozzi and Brook Van Poppelen, two comedians who wrote and star in the web series, Seeing Other People, which just wrapped its first season. In addition, the gang discusses loves/likes of stand-up vs other elements of performing and writing comedy, why Hollywood re-treads ideas, lifehacks, and something the world needs more of, Uncle Buck. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Mark Normand’s still got!

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Matt is outnumbered when another Mark enters the equation. Mark Normand himself stopped for a bit of comedy discussion. Normand is no stranger to podcasting, he co-hosts a weekly podcast, Tuesdays With Stories with comedian friend Joe List as the two tell stories about their adventures in comedy. Normand discusses opening for Amy Schumer and how a movie scene he was in ended up on the cutting room floor of the upcoming Judd Apatow film. Additionally, the gang ran down the comedy news which includes SXSW 2015 comedy lineups, who we’d want to play us in biopic, and a game of “great comedian… bad movie.” Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Adventures In Comedy with Tom McCaffrey

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    This week, Mark and Matt welcome comedian and filmmaker Tom McCaffrey into the studio to talk about the release of his new mockumentary film, Adventures In Comedy. The film was written and stars Tom as he navigates the world of stand-up. Part comedy doc, part Spinal Tap all funny. The film also features the likes of Jim Gaffigan, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Janeane Garafalo, Michael Che, Joe DeRosa, Ari Shaffir, Rob Cantrell, Kurt Metzger. So, like a lot of people. The podcast kicks off with a round of bad imdb credits as the crew discusses the process of making the film and other comedy news like SNL 40, the Fame High School, and The Oscars. Read More