The search for New York’s Funniest Stand Up is back at Carolines on Broadway as part of the New York Comedy Festival. It’s is open to any and all performers. There will be an open call audition at on Tuesday, October 6 starting at 9a. Participants will perform up to 2 minutes of their original material before a panel of industry judges. 20 performers from the open call will be selected to advance to 2 semi-final rounds on October 20. 10 performers from the semi-final rounds will be selected to advance and perform in the final round, which will be held on November 15 at 4p as part of the 2015 New York Comedy Festival. The audition, semi-finals and final rounds will be recorded for air on an NBC Digital Enterprises in 2016. If you audition, you must be available to perform on October 20 and November 15. The performer ultimately chosen to be “New York’s Funniest Stand Up” will receive a cash prize, introductions to agents, managers and casting agents, and a chance to perform on a headliner show at Carolines on Broadway and on one of the New York Comedy Festival shows in 2016. Past finalists include Adam Newman, Dave Smith, Emma Willmann, Joe List, Kevin Iso, Liza Treyger, Matteo Lane, Mike Cannon, Mike Recine, Ricky Velez, and Tommy Pope.
Jeff Dunham fans listen up!
Today, the beloved comedian is running a fun contest that will stretch nationally all over the continental United States. All you have to do is follow Jeff on Twitter today for him to share clues that involve your chance to win some prizes. Including copies of his latest stand-up special, All Over The Map. All fans have to do is pay attention to the directions given by the comedian as to where in their city they can do to get their hands on some schwag. Literally anywhere in the US is fair game for the contest.
Over the course of the day Jeff will send out a tweets and use #WinAllOverTheMap. So team up with your friends or go at it alone and win some stuff just in time for the holidays.
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
As we mentioned before, SiriusXM’s popular radio show Unmasked will hold a live taping of the show at The Stand with comedian Jim Florentine on July 9th. While usually recording at SiriusXM studios, Bennington and Florentine will tape in front of a live audience out in the city for the first time at one of the city’s hottest comedy clubs. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 9th at 8pm.
We have a pair of tickets to the taping for one lucky Laugh Button reader. All you have to do is enter below and we’ll select one winner who will be able to hang out with us at the taping. Read More
Getting a fourth season of the terrific Eastbound & Down was a total gift. Mainly because the show was supposed to end after 3 seasons. But HBO managed to convince the gang for one more go around and boom! Kenny was cutting in.
Season 4 of the show brought us a powers who had settled down to become a full-time family man. However that was never able to hold La Flama Blanca down and he stepped back into the limelight.
The final season of the show was released on DVD, VOD, and Blu-Ray on May 13th, and contains a bunch of bonus features including 25 minutes of deleted scenes, an 11 minute blooper reel and commentary on all eight episodes from writers/executive producers Danny McBride and Jody Hill as well as case members like Steve Little, Jillian Bell, Tim Heidecker, Elizabeth De Razzo, and Ken Marino.
We’re giving away 4 copies of the new season 2 on Blu-Ray and 2 on DVD. All you have to do is enter below and we’ll select some winners. Read More
It’s been four decades since the release of what’s been called the most offensively funny movie of all time. Mel Brooks’ iconic Blazing Saddles is ranked as one of the American Film Institute’s best comedies of all time – and if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out.
Co-Written by Richard Pryor, Blazing Saddles is the ultimate spoof on the Western film genre, highlighting the induction of an unlikely Sheriff (portrayed by Cleavon Little) in the town of Rock Ridge. The film also features Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman and Brooks himself. This film abandons all hope of common decency in a blur of jokes, gags and puns on top of completely outrageous assaults upon good taste – and it’s awesome.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the funniest movie ever made, the special edition Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray will be available May 6th. This special box set includes an all new featurette starring Brooks as well as commentary, deleted scenes, a theatrical trailer and much more. Read More
If you have seen Jimmy Failla’s stand up then you know two things, first, he is hilarious, and second, he was once a taxi driver. Yeah, a taxi driver and he’s got all the stories to prove it. Thankfully, Jimmy has just released a comical new book called Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s Guide to Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom that shares all those wild stories, life lessons, and wild situations he experienced while on the job. The book also goes into Failla’s attempts at getting shows, being a dad, and trying to keep a marriage together with zero sleep.
Furthermore you can head over to Gotham Comedy Club tonight for his official book launch party. The party runs from 6:30 to 9pm and as Jimmy puts it, “Come for the mediocre reading, stay for the cake and the booze.”
Buy a copy on Amazon now.
Lastly, we’ge giving away one copy to a lucky reader. Read More
Contest: Enter to win tickets to The Laugh Button Live! presents Ploom’s #RethinkComedy on March 26th
A few days ago we launched our next The Laugh Button Live! event, our first live comedy show in NYC in over a year. We teamed up with the folks at Ploom and their #ReThinkComedy program for a night of great stand-up comedy!
Tickets are available but we’re offering up a chance for a lucky TLB reader who enters our contest to win a pair of tickets to the show, which is Wednesday, March 26th at 8pm at Gotham Comedy Club. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets and go out and see some live comedy. Read More
Mike Birbiglia had a great 2013 with his one man show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend receiving critical acclaim from both the comedy world and the general public. Birbigs toured extensively on the show and finally put it to tape.
Now it’s 2014 and Birbiglia is working on some new material with his, “Thank God For Jokes” tour. A string of dates that will put him all over the East Coast and the Midwest. Chances are this will also end up as a new special for us to absorb.
On February 27th Birbiglia will stop at The Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, Long Island. We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader for that show. So maybe you’re looking for cool Valentine’s Day presents for a loved one. Well, this is a cheap way to be an awesome partner.
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! It’s the 25 Captions of Christmas. You write something funny, we reward it with free schwag! CDs, DVDs, books, download cards, posters, and other cool comedy things we’ve amassed in the TLB Towers this past year.
Once a day until Christmas Day (see that’s where 25 comes from) we’ll post an awkward/insane/wtf?, holiday-themed picture for you to caption. Make it funny, make it serious, make it silly. Do whatever the hell you’d like to make it. We will read all the captions and our favorite one wins! We’ll announce daily winners via our Twitter and Facebook accounts. You send us your mailing address, we’ll send you a package of cool sh*t to either keep or re-gift to the comedy fan in your life. Either way, you’ll be a winner and the envy of all the kids on your block.
You have 25 chances to win, a new picture goes live around 12 noon EST. The more you participate, the better your odds of getting cool things. It’s December 25th. Christmas Day and the final day of 25 Captions of Christmas. Let’s make this one the best. Caption this! Read More