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
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
It’s been a few years since Dan Cummins released his last stand-up comedy album, Hear This. Though he’s been relatively quiet on the comedy album front, he’s been busy, hitting some late night shows, and becoming the new co-host of The Playboy Morning Show.
Cummins just announced that he’ll be releasing an EP of comedy on February 24th. The EP, Chinese Affection will be released on all digital outlets and offers a quick look into what Cummins has been up to. Chinese Affection was the first stand-up album to be featured in Pandora’s recently. Funny enough, the album was the first to be featured on the Pandora Comedy Spotlight with material addressing issues such as how to improve government customer service, strange things happening at amusements parks, why the Guinness Book of World Records should just change its name. Pre-orders for Chinese Affection start on the 17th, and you can do that right here.
Matt is back from the West Coast and re-joined Mark in the studio as your fearless co-hosts welcomed the one and only Nick DiPaolo! DiPaolo is about to release his new stand-up special, Another Senseless Killing. DiPaolo is one of the best comics on the planet and he is one of the most opinionated as everyone tackled the topics of the week including Jon Stewart’s big announcement, the upcoming Oscars, and Nick’s admiration for another comedian, T.J. Miller. Read More
On this episode of The Laugh Button Podcast, Mark flies solo hosting the podcast because Matt is on the West Coast causing a ruckus over there. However, we were extremely lucky to have the chance to talk to the one and only Matt Braunger. Matt is an incredibly funny comedian who is about to release his new stand-up special, Big Dumb Animal which premieres on Comedy Central on Friday at midnight, then it hits retail stores on the 10th via Comedy Dynamics. Then, if you stick around long enough, Mark decided to tape Matt’s microphone check, which may or may not involve rapping Eric B & Rakim’s “Microphone Fiend” very badly. Read More
On this episode of The Laugh Button Podcast, comedian Brooks Wheelan stops by the studios to talk to Mark and Matt about what’s going on in the world of comedy news. Wheelan just released his new stand-up comedy album, This is Cool, Right?. And funny enough, two other great comedians this week dropped albums at the same time as him. Discussions about favorite comedy movies, bio-medical degrees, growing up in Iowa, and even a few of Wheelan’s Saturday Night Live stories are shared. Read More
The Laugh Button Podcast is up and running! We’re happy to announce that we’ve joined up with our pals at Riotcast and will be delivering you a weekly podcast where we cover all the news in the comedy world. For this episode our pal Christopher Titus stopped by the studios to discuss the news of the day. After the his FOX show ended, Titus has forged a stand-up career that’s worked mostly outside of the comedy mainstream. He’s maintained the rights to his specials and along the way made decisions to keep creative control of his art. Titus’ currently hosts the History Channel TV show Pawnography which also stars the cast of Pawn Stars. Titus brought along Rick Harrison from the popular TV show. We discussed everything from comedy heroes, new, and scotch. Rick just launched a new app, Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge that he filled us all in on. Titus is currently on tour to promote his new special, Angry Pursuit of Happiness and his tour. All of which can be found on his website. Read More
Kyle Kinane, a hands-down favorite of us schlubs at The Laugh Button is about to drop a new comedy special, I Liked His Old Stuff Better on masses (and we can’t be more excited about it). Kinane previous revealed that his special would air on the 23rd, but now more details have been released. Read More
It’s unfortunate to report that comedian and actor Taylor Negron has passed away at the age of 57. Negron was taken after along batter with cancer. Chuck Negron, Taylor’s cousin (and of the band Three Dog Night broke the sad news today telling the world, “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”
Negron began performing stand-up comedy when he was in high school, workshopping under the iconic Lucille Ball before he started to perform stand-up. He’d eventually get spots at The Comedy Store where he honed his comedy act. Read More
You better get ready because you are about to see a lot more of Ari Shaffir on your TV screen, Shaffir’s new stand-up special, Paid Regular will debut on Comedy Central on Friday, January 16 at 12 midnight. That in and of itself is pretty awesome news for the comedian, but not even a week later on January 22nd, Shaffir’s new TV series, This Is Not Happening will debut on the network on January 22nd at 12:30AM. Awesome right? You can also see This Is Not Happening on the Comedy Central App starting January 12th. Read More