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  • Myq Kaplan’s Moving My Girlfriend and Her Belongings Across the Country and Also Doing Shows Along the Way Tour Day 11 through 16

    Myq Kaplan

    All things must come to and end. And all of those endings have a beginning to its end. Here we capture, through Myq Kaplan’s eyes, both the end and beginning of the end starting with the latter. In this post you’ll be able to live through the days 11 – 16 of the tour. We here at The Laugh Button want to thank Myq Kaplan for taking us along on his journey that ends with the great news of his participation in this season of America’s Got Talent. Here’s to the final days of the tour and Kaplan’s Tuesday appearance on NBC’s hit show. Read More

    Host of Got UR # on Fuse Timothy Dunn : The Laugh Button interview

    Timothy Dunn Photo

    Timothy Dunn is a New York City-based comedy-maker. A Northwestern University grad, Tim moved to New York from his native Chicago and was thrilled to join the company of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in January 2008. He’s been an actor on three house sketch comedy teams (Maude Teams), a line producer and performer on three internet sketch comedy teams (Beta Teams), and he’s currently the Senior Producer and an actor on UCBComedy Digital Team, Pocketwatch, making topical sketch comedy for the internet and beyond. Outside of his company teams’ shows, Tim’s been in a dozen sketch comedy shows with runs at the theatre. A few highlights include Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Disney Hall of Presidents, The Bachelor: Romance, Roses, and Romance and Brad Sacks Gets a Handjob. Tim also co-hosts a weekly improv-storytelling comedy podcast, produced by UCBComedy, called So, You’re Going Through a Break-Up…, with comedy partner and good buddy, Caitlin Bitzegaio. Outside of the UCB World, Tim’s made appearances on Conan, MTV, VH1, Logo, Animal Planet and in commercial and voiceover spots around the world. We headed over to Fuse headquarters and sat down with Dunn to catch up on his latest show and project, Got UR #. Read More

    Comedian and Activist Ted Alexandro’s essay: Challenging White Supremacy

    Ted Alexandro

    Ted Alexandro is a stand-up comedian and activist from New York City. He has appeared on most late night talk shows and has had his own half hour specials on Comedy Central. Alexandro is a Queens, New York native, majored in music with a concentration in jazz piano. He later obtained a Masters in elementary education. In addition to the late night talk show scene, he’s appeared on and been a part of Dr. Katz, Oz, Louie and Inside Amy Schumer and appeared as himself on the HBO series Entourage. As far as Alexandro’s activism, he was one of the founders of The New York Comedians Coalition, which raised the pay for comedians in NYC comedy clubs. He has been very active with the Occupy Wall Street movement and he is one of the founders of Occupy Astoria Long Island City. Alexandro has put together an essay entitled: Challenging White Supremacy where he describes what it’s like from his view point of being a white male and the luxuries experiences on a daily basis that his beloved peers don’t. And with 20 plus years in the business behind him, he’s seen with his own eyes, on multiple levels, what is unfortunately made so clear with a major tragedy like the Charleston shooting. Here is the essay for you to read: Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #23: Back to the drawing board with Lisa Lampanelli

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    This week comedian Lisa Lampanelli joins us for a conversation about her career in comedy and new stand-up special, Back To The Drawing Board which premieres on EPIX Friday, June 26th at 10pm. In the comedy news the President podcasts with Marc Maron and stand-up continues to rule the world. Give it a listen, let ‘er rip. Read More

    The Laugh Button at the Vans Warped Tour kickoff (photos)

    Grant Cotter - Warped Comedy

    Just a few days ago we traveled out to Pomona California for the kickoff of the Vans Warped Tour. As we mentioned previously, The Laugh Button is presenting the first ever comedy tent on all 41 dates of the tour. We’re extremely excited about this opportunity and so far, the shows have been killer. We have to give a shout out to Eli Olsberg and Grant Cotter for holding down the fort for all 41 dates of the tour and all the comedians that will join them for stretches of time over the course of the tour. Read More

    Myq Kaplan’s Moving My Girlfriend and Her Belongings Across the Country and Also Doing Shows Along the Way Tour Day 2 through 10

    Myq Kaplan

    For those playing catch up, Here’s what you need to know. Myq Kaplan is on tour while moving his girlfriend and her belongings across the country. And he’s documenting it for us here on The Laugh Button. In this post you’ll be able to catch up with Days 2 – 10. Enjoy! Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #22: It’s on Side One… Dummy

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Mark and Matt are in Los Angeles for the kickoff of The 2015 Vans Warped Tour. TLB is the presenter of the tour’s comedy tent, which will be on the tour for the first time this year. In addition to taking in some great comedy shows, we speak with SideOneDummy records co-founder and comedian Joe Sib as well as Eli Ostberg, two of the men responsible for the comedy portion of the tour this year. We discuss parallels of music and comedy business, favorite records, and the business of the Warped Tour. Comedian Grant Cotter was also supposed to join us on the podcast but scheduling issues arose, shout out to Grant! Read More

    The Goddamn Comedy Jam fulfills the fantasy every comedian wants, to be a Rockstar

    The Goddamn Comedy Jam

    Last night in Los Angeles, CA, we were able to take in one of the left coast’s most buzzed about shows, The Goddamn Comedy Jam. The perfect blend of comedy and music. Not to be confused with musical comedy, this show embodies the best of both worlds merging the two into a celebration of both mediums not through irony, but honesty. We’ve all heard the saying, “Every comedian wants to be a rockstar.” Well, it’s true. And that is clearly the case at this show when every comic on the bill does a stand up set followed by singing a song with the house band, Elemenopy, which they chose when they were booked, with no rehearsal. And the result is magical. A room with an organic energy that can only be created when the comic delivers their personal story about the song they are about to perform. This one of a kind show is brought to you by the host and singer, Josh Adam Meyers, and takes place at The Lyric Theater. The show only happens once a month, because that’s enough time for you to recover. Read More

    Touring, politicians wearing shorts, and quitting stand-up: an interview with Kyle Dunnigan

    Kyle Dunnigan

    After a jaunt down the West coast and a plethora of dates with Amy Schumer down South, comedian and writer Kyle Dunnigan is packing up his bags once again to make his way across the country. The Midwestern leg of his tour includes stops in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and St. Louis and then in his words, “I’m retiring.” Thankfully Kyle doesn’t have a backup plan so it’s doubtful it’ll stick. We caught up with the Professor Blastoff co-host while he was working on Caitlyn Jenner material for Howard Stern. So we pick his brain about that, an upcoming tour and well, things just carried on from there. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #21: Hanging with John Leguizamo at BookCon

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Our 21st episode! We’re legally old enough to drink now. This week on the podcast Mark and Matt welcome the one and only John Leguizamo live on the scene at our stand-up show at BookCon 2015. John is set to release a graphic novel of his one man show Ghetto Klown this fall. In the news we talk Seinfeld, festivals, and favorite stand-up specials of the year (so far). Read More