The universe has been handing us some real doozies recently, making it hard to figure out which stories in our newsfeed are real and which are satire. Take for instance the recent partnership between the Susan G. Koman foundation and Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oil and fracking companies, to create pink drill bits. Or when a University in Norwich, England announced this week their campaign called “Go with the Flow,” which encourages students to pee in the shower in order to save water. Seems real life is giving funny a run for it’s money as even The Onion couldn’t make this stuff up. In further news of the “WHAT THE,” for the first time in it’s three years, Portland, Oregon’s all-women comedy fest, All Jane No Dick, found out their promotional materials were being destroyed by a men’s rights activist group. Read More
SiriusXM is once again running an Unmasked taping for a comedian. This time around the guest to sit down with Ron Bennington, and talk about his career is Dane Cook. Bennington and Cook will set up shop in Caroline’s On Broadway in Times Square NYC on Wednesday October 15th at 3pm. It should be said that on the 11th, Dane’s new stand-up special (and directorial debut) Troublemaker will premiere on Showtime.
Want to be in the audience? Fire up your Twitter machine and request tickets. But this is Unmasked dude, there are rules. Read More
Great news folks, Nate Bargatze is prepping to record a new stand-up hour for Comedy Central. The greater news is that Bargatze will be taping the special in New York at Gramercy Theater on October 14th. The greatest news is that the public can score tickets to the taping(s). Just go here and fill out your name and make it so. There’s an early show (7:30pm) and a late show (9:30pm).
If you aren’t familiar with Nate Bargatze, take some time to learn about him, he’s one of our favs. Bargatze has made plenty of late night appearances, including The Tonight Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. Hell, Nate was loved so much that Jimmy Fallon that he inked a development deal with him. So do what we’ve already known for a while now and is to pay attention to Nate Bargatze. Start by going to his the taping of his new special. 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
Hollywood folks listen up. British comedian Chris Turner is taping a new special in your neck of the woods and you should get yourself hooked up with free tickets so you can have your crowd laughs put on wax and immortalized.
Case in point, Chris Turner is taping a new special for Comedy Dynamics on Thursday night (9/11) at the Hollywood Improv at 8pm. Tickets are free if you fill out this form and show up in time for all the British humor and pun jokes you can ask for.
Turner is a young comedian that you should keep your eye on, especially if you’re the type of person that enjoys comedians who excel with the one liners and puns. Could he be the next Jeselnik, Hedberg, or Burnham? You’ll have to wait and see. Read More
Bill Burr, Jimmy Fallon, Marc Maron, Craig Ferguson, Jim Gaffigan to headline 20th Anniversary of Denis Leary’s “Comics Come Home”
Denis Leary’s annual charity event Comics Come Home is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The longest running comedy benefit in America will ring in its anniversary in Boston at the TD Gardens on Saturday November 8th at 8pm.
While the benefit has always hosted an incredible lineup of comedians each year, they seemed to take things to another level for the 20th Anniversary. For this year’s show Leary will host stand-up comedy from Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Jim Gaffigan, and Marc Maron. Yeah, that’s stacked… and they have plans to announce more soon.
The event benefits The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care and The Neely Cancer Fund. A great charity that helps families effected by cancer.
Here’s the link for tickets. An “insiders pre-sale” begins Tuesday August 12th at 10am and runs through Thursday, August 14th at 10am EDT if you use the passcode “WICKED”. General public tickets go on sale at 10:01am on the 12th.
We had exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the show last year and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. Check out our pictures here.
Again, this summer has been full of album recordings. Before the season ends, LA comedian Hampton Yount will be recording a new album at the NerdMelt Showroom. Via ASpecialThing records, the album, entitled Bearable, will be Yount’s second album after his first, Unbearable,which is available for free on his website. The new album is coming right off the heels of Yount being named one this year’s “New Faces of Comedy” at Just For Laughs Montreal.
Yount also appeared on the current season of Last Comic Standing, and the first season of Adam Devine’s House Party. In addition to JFL, he has done the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SXSW, Gilda’s Laughfest, Comedy Central’s Miami Comedy Festival, and the New York Comedy Festival. Yount has also written for shows like MTV’s Ridiculousness, and Adult Swim’s Loiter Squad.
Comedians Christian Duguay and Andy Haynes will join Yount for the recording on August 15th. The recording is free to attend and will offer free beer. Holy sh*t, go people, go!
You can order your free tickets, here.
Created in partnership with Caroline’s on Broadway, Citi will launch a series of comedy events exclusively for cardmembers. To kick off the series, David Steinberg will sit down for a rare interview with Curb You Enthusiasm star Larry David, as reported by Billboard.
David recently wrapped up his eighth season of Curb, with the blurry possibility of coming back for a ninth season. Since then he has appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and wrote and starred in HBO’s Clear History.
“Larry David and David Steinberg have helped shape a generation of comedy through their timeless work,” Jennifer Breithaupt, senior VP of entertainment marketing for Citi, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to kick off this unique comedy series with two of the greats and look forward to bringing Citi cardmembers more laughs in the future.”
The event will take place on September 28th at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.
Each year, Just For Laugh’s Montreal closes out the festival with the JFL Awards. Today JFL announced Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and Michael Schur are this year’s honorees. The six recipients will receive their awards at a live show on Friday, July 25, at the Grand Salon Opera, Hyatt Regency Montreal.
Bill Burr takes home the honor of being crowned “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year.” Burr sells out theaters, produces the popular Monday Morning Podcast, is the co-founder of All Things Comedy, and has three critically-acclaimed specials under his name. Burr recently recorded his fourth this summer in Atlanta, GA and will be touring on Funny Or Die’s second Oddball Festival.
Nathan Fielder is being named “Breakout Comedy Star of the Year.” After making a huge splash with audiences with this Comedy Central show Nathan For You, he continued to make headlines with his Twitter pranks and Dumb Starbucks prank. Nathan For You made it’s triumphant return this summer, right after Fielder was named one of Variety’s “Comics to Watch.” 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