How excited are we that Chris Rock is hosting SNL this weekend? Pretty excited. How psyched are we that Mike Tyson Mysteries finally premieres? Super uppercut excited! Mike Tyson takes a group of friends in a van and they solve mysteries a la Scooby Doo! Jinkies! That’s incredible! Set the DVR for Monday night. Read More
- This week we spent a lot of time out of the office running around the city for a variety of fun times, including a Comedy Central Corporate Retreat on Tuesday. Then Wednesday we spent the day celebrating the memory of George Carlin.
– Second biggest piece of news, we’re hiring!
– A lot of TV show developments came through the wire, including a Downton Abbey parody, a Lost parody, this Tina Fey and Fortune Feimster pilot, Bill Burr’s animated sitcom, and Amy Poehler’s new comedy.
– Craig Ferguson will relinquish the throne on March 9th.
– Megan Amram went on a book tour.
Hey you! Want to come work with us? We think you’ll be awesome.
Right now we’re looking for an awesome comedy fan, writer, marketer, social guru, self starter that can help us expand our growing empire of comedy. We’re looking for someone great who would not only write for The Laugh Button, they’d help us with our marketing initiatives, and help us with things related to our growing ad network.
Here is the official job listing. If you’re interested, send your resume on over to us.
The Laugh Button and its parent company, The Syndicate is currently hiring a qualified candidate to join the comedy division of our fast growing marketing agency. This is a part-time, position based in our Weehawken, NJ office. The ideal candidate will have a passion for pop-culture, with a very specific interest in comedy. Must be a great writer and able to thrive in a fast-paced, energetic work environment. Outstanding communication skills are a must, both oral and written. Read More
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