Some of late night television is dark this week. But this is 2014 and that means we’re never short on the content. With that in mind, the one and only Wyatt Cenac and his new stand-up special, Brooklyn is available for stream on Netflix. Read More
Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, and now
Nat X Chris Rock! Saturday Night Live seems to be on a roll with bringing back some of its famous alums for season 40. Today they announced that Chris Rock will be returning for the November 1st episode after a 2 week hiatus. The musical guest will be Prince.
As with Sarah Silverman, Rock didn’t really explode during his tenure on SNL, rather success for him came after his time at studio 8H. But he’s more than made up for his time in the years since becoming one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. Set the DVRs.
This week, Dane Cook will make his return to the stand-up world with the debut of his new special, Troublemaker which is set to debut on Showtime Saturday night. Cook, whose meteoric rise in the 00’s has been well documented. But he hasn’t released much in the last few years, choosing to focus on acting and other ventures. Also returning this week, is the monstrous Artie Lange, who will also premiere a long-awaited special on Saturday night. Two comedy giants, dropping in one week. Boom. Read More
Did we all watch the premiere of Mulaney this weekend? What did you think? Did our favorite comedian manage to pull it off? Speaking of comedians with sitcoms, another, less known comedian Cristela Alonzo’s new sitcom is also making the premiere this week. Have you set your DVR? I’m asking a lot of questions this week. I’m sorry, are we sill frien… dammit! Read More
This weekend, we’re throwing 3 live comedy shows in 2 days as part of Comic Con’s New York Super Week. We’re giving our readers a chance to win tickets. Use this handy form to enter for your chance to win. You have 24 hours, make it count. Read More
There are lots of great funny people making appearances on television this week. Late night is packed full of it all while many new sitcoms are premiering. While that’s all fun and dandy but this weekend, we’re not only hosting some killer live stand-up shows but we’re anxiously awaiting the debut of Jerrod Carmichael’s new stand-up special, Love At The Store. Giddyup! Read More
The Laugh Button is putting on three different stand-up comedy shows during Comic Con’s New York Super Week. New York Super week is a week full of fun activities around the city leading up to the New York edition of Comic Con. The Laugh Button has partnered with our pals at Comedy Dynamics and SiriusXM Comedy to help contribute to the awesome week of programming. Over the course of two days, we will host three shows at The Stand.
In the early evening of Saturday, October 4th, we will give the stage to comedian and comic book fan Mike Lawrence for “Days of Future Laughs,” a show so top secret, only Mike knows what to expect. At the midnight hour on the same day, Yannis Pappas will host some of our favorite NY comedians and rising stars – Aaron Berg, Monroe Martin, Crystian Ramirez, Rachel Feinstein, and Gary Gulman. Then, after we all take naps, we reconvene on Sunday night (October 5th) for a total blowout, where Mike Lawrence hosts a murderer’s row of comedians for the final night not to be missed with Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Janeane Garofalo, Joe List, and Kurt Metzger.
SiriusXM Comedy will be on hand for a live recording, to air during New York Comic Con the week after. Lastly, we must thank Comedy Dynamics for helping us present the entire evening.
It’s a can’t miss event, so get your tickets ASAP! Read More
It’s here ladies and gentlemen, not only is it hoodie weather, but its that time of the year when we see the return of many of the fall shows. The biggest one for us being the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Last week a bunch of changes happened for this new season, including new cast members, new people at the Weekend Update desk and a new announcer. All prepping for this weekend’s new season. Also, it was bound to happen and South Park released a promo for season 18 and in it they’re totally trolling the Washington Redskins, blamo. Read More
Comedy festival and suicide prevention, Maui Comedy Festival partners with The American Federation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a serious condition that many struggle with. Things once again hit the comedy community all too close the recent death of Robin Williams. It’s in his honor that the Maui Comedy Festival has announced a partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In addition to donating a portion of all event proceeds to the AFSP, the Festival hopes to provide a new platform for continuing the dialog surrounding suicide and depression.
The producers of the Maui Comedy Festival recognize that mental illness and suicide disproportionately affect the comedy community and has been responsible for taking some of the greatest comedic souls far too early. Read More
Attention readers of The Laugh Button, we’re excited to announce that on Friday, November 7th we will be presenting the first-ever New York edition of SideOneDummy Storytellers. This show usually takes place in the offices of the LA Punk Rock label SideOneDummy where label co-founder and comedian Joe Sib invites his comedian and musician friends to come by and tell stories about growing up and music’s influence on them. Read More