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
Sirius’s popular radio show Unmasked will taping live at New York comedy club The Stand with comedian Jim Florentine on July 9th. Host Ron Bennington sits down with comedy’s biggest names, both establishing and emerging, for a one hour in-depth interview. Jim Florentine will join the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Colin Quinn, and Louis C.K. as the next interviewee. Florentine is a comedy vet known for his appearances on Crank Yankers, Mother Load, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Howard Stern Show, Red Eye, and co-hosting VH1’S The Metal Show.
While usually recording at Sirius/XM studios, Bennington and Florentine will tape in front of a live audience at one of New York’s hottest comedy clubs, The Stand. Tickets can be requested by following Unmasked’s Twitter page. The event will take place on July 9th at 8pm.
Jon Fisch released a new stand-up album, “He Has Friends,” hosting album release party at Union Hall
Jon Fisch is a talented NYC comedian and also holds the distinction for hosting the most Laugh Button Live! comedy shows we put on. That’s right, dude’s got diamond status.
Jon also just released his second stand-up comedy album, He Has Friends today on iTunes, (note: pick that sh*t up now).
After picking the album up you should also join Jon in the celebration of the album release tomorrow night at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.
Thursday, June 19th
7:30 Doors, 8pm Show
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show
Fisch will also be a part of a stand-up show and he’s bringing his friends. Read More
Comedians and musicians will come together June 25th during New York City’s Pride week for a benefit concert, “Uncivil Union,” to support equality. Comedy Central’s newest break-out stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City will headline the concert, along with comedians Eliot Glazer, W.Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, and Cameron Esposito. They will also be joined by TV personality Carrie Keagan, musicians Jillette Johnson, Mates of State, Wakey!Wakey!, and DJ $mall Change, with more surprise guests to be announced.
“Uncivil Union” will benefit charity organizations Broadway Impact and New Alternatives. Broadway Impact is a grassroots organization of theater artists and fans mobilized to support marriage equality. New Alternatives is an organization that works to increase the self-sufﬁciency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to “go beyond” the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. The concert will be put on by The Ally Coalition, created by the Grammy-winning artist FUN. and designor Rachel Antonoff, with additional support by online video network Above Average. The Ally Coalition was created to inspire people to take action for LGBTQ equality. Read More