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  • Fifteen can’t-miss acts at the 2014 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival

    Moontower Comedy FestivalAustin is ready for some of the biggest names in comedy to take over this weekend April 23-26, at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. A great comedy festival currently celebrating its third year in existence.

    With an unforgettable and original lineup of over 100+ acts performing at ten different venues it’s tough to make a schedule. Try to mix it up, see some names you know. Catch a new face or two. Maybe some improv to go with your stand-up? It’s a tough decision to make. So, in an effort to help you out, here’s a list of fifteen comedians you don’t want to miss. If you don’t recognize a name or two have some faith in the power of comedy. Read More

    Opie and Anthony celebrate twenty years in radio with a live SiriusXM Unmasked from Carolines in NYC

    O&A and Norton

    On Thursday night at Carolines in New York City, legendary radio hosts Opie & Anthony sat down with Ron Bennington (of the Ron & Fez Show) to talk about their 20 year career in radio. A career that took them from Long Island to Boston and back to NYC. A career that, on more than a few occasions kicked them around and set them up for moments when they were forced to make career-defining decisions.

    Bennington hosted O&A as part of SiriusXM’s interview series Unmasked. Where Bennington takes an in-depth look at the career of an artist. However, this Unmasked was different as O&A were on hand to celebrate 20 years of highs and lows of their career in broadcasting. And in a packed comedy club in front of diehard fans is where the duo broke down their story to Bennington. Here’s what we learned from the hour long conversation with the boys. Read More

    Don Jamieson Twitter Reviews “Game of Thrones,” episode 4:3

    Welcome to my Twitter reviews of the new season of Game Of Thrones. I had so much fun NOT watching The Walking Dead and reviewing it I decided to NOT watch this show too. I may be a nerd, but at least I’m a music nerd. On That Metal Show I get to interview my hard rock & heavy metal idols like Ace Frehley from Kiss and Geddy Lee from Rush. That’s like fans of this show meeting a Dungeon AND a Dragon. Possible spoilers ahead. Read More

    On Tour with Dave Ross: Week 2, ‘Sh*t hits the fan’

    LA based comedian and storyteller Dave Ross is traveling across the country for a two month tour encompassing the full spectrum of comedy shows; house shows, weekends featuring at clubs, a live podcast recording, headlining independent shows, all culminating in his biggest show yet: headlining the Hollywood Improv on May 30th. As Dave treks his way across the US, The Laugh Button will be pulling up the rear, documenting every stop, every show. We’ll be checking in with Dave every week to hear about all the highs and lows and crazy sh*t that comes his way. Godspeed Mr. Ross!

    WEEK 2

    Boy, I thought the first week on the road was eventful for Dave, that is until he filled me in about last week’s… festivities. I checked in with Dave after completing his second week on tour, headlining (and crushing) shows in Albuquerque, NM, Tulsa, OK, Oklahoma City, OK, and Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, TX. To say his week was rough would be putting it lightly. From nasty food poisoning, a second new car (so long, Doris), homophobic cooks, and the opposite of fun in a 7/11 parking lot, week two was a doozy.

    Find out for yourself and read our conversation. Read More

    Update: Artie Lange hospitalized after going into diabetic shock, Hospital trying to commit him to mental ward

    Artie LangeUPDATE 4/16- 5:53pm ET Things have just gotten worse for Artie. Just moments ago Artie posted to his Facebook page that the hospital is not allowing him to be released from the hospital where he was checked into. Officials at the hospital apparently want the comedian to remain under their care and are trying to place Lange into a mental ward because he’s trying to leave their care. Lange stated, “Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan is forcing me into a mental ward just cause I want to leave. I need your help. Calls. Radio. Love u.”

    Artie Lange is a comedian whose had his share of health issues the last few years. However, since he mounted a return to radio with then co-host Nick DiPaolo, Lange appeared to have turned a corner. Today, he was reminded that there’s still some work to be done as he was hospitalized for going into diabetic shock. Diabetic shock can be a big deal, it’s usually too much insulin in a person’s system causing them to faint, requiring immediate medical attention.

    Today, Lange released an image of him in a hospital bed stating, “In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs.” Forcing him to cancel some scheduled shows. It appears he’s canceled all of his shows through this week as the next date currently listed on his show is for the 19th in LA. Read More

    We put on our tightest pants and hang with Steel Panther

    We got gangbanged by Steel Panther! Just the other day the band released their new album, All You Can Eat to the masses and in normal Steel Panther style, it rips. On album release day, the band invited The Laugh Button to visit them in the Gibson Studios in NYC to spend some time with them. There, they performed some acoustic songs and let us tape it exclusively to share with our readers (that’s you). Before they left, we played a round of “Three Minutes With” and even tossed in the most ridiculous fan-submitted question we could find via Twitter.

    The band was hilarious for the entire two-hours we were with them. We watched them count down guitar riffs, in which drummer Styx Zadinia accidentally caught a guitar in the face from Satchel, but Styx recovered, and informed us that the Japanese version of a Les Paul guitar is a “Res Paul,” it literally made us snort. Read More

    Thank You Internet! It’s ‘Time to Dye’ (video)

    This week is Easter, the holiest of holidays for those of the Christian faith. But if you think about it, Easter is probably the most metal of holidays as well. A crucifixion, followed by the guy coming back to life a few days later? Pretty intense, especially if you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s torture porn film The Passion of the Christ. Writer/director Ansel Wallenfang disagrees, however. Read More

    Don Jamieson Twitter Reviews ‘Game of Thrones,’ episode 4:2

    Welcome to my Twitter reviews of the new season of Game Of Thrones. I had so much fun NOT watching The Walking Dead and reviewing it I decided to NOT watch this show too. I may be a nerd, but at least I’m a music nerd. On That Metal Show I get to interview my hard rock & heavy metal idols like Ace Frehley from Kiss and Geddy Lee from Rush. That’s like fans of this show meeting a Dungeon AND a Dragon. Possible spoilers ahead. Read More