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  • Paul F. Tompkins explains himself while “Crying and Driving” in new Comedy Central special

    Paul F. Tompkins

    Filmed at The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, Paul F. Tompkins Crying and Driving covers everything from the time Tompkins experienced scream weeping, a few stand-out moments from his marriage, such as his memorable trip to The Magic Castle and how the mindless process of washing dishes can be frightening, and the difficulty involved in shooting a driving scene when he’s never obtained a driver’s license. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #38: Sal Vulcano from “Impractical Jokers”

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    This week its all about the comedy at NY Comic Con and there is a lot. Including a panel from the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Mark and Matt welcome one of those cast members, Sal Vulcano onto the podcast to talk about how the Jokers came to be and what they have in store for Comic Con and the future. Read More

    SuperMansion, here’s what to expect from the new Crackle original series


    With the success of television shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have proven to be an influential force in entertainment. As a result many companies are trying to wedge their way into this competitive, highly profitable new market. The latest company to do this is Sony Pictures Entertainment with their free digital streaming service, Crackle. In addition to offering a variety of movies, Crackle will be launching its first original animated comedy series called SuperMansion October 8. The first three episodes can be viewed on the launch date with the remaining ten to be released on a weekly basis. Let’s take a look at what to expect. Read More

    Your essential guide to comedy at New York Comic Con and Super Week 2015

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    New York Comic Con has quickly become the epicenter to all things pop culture from comics, television, film, and books while housing some of the biggest names in entertainment from all of those said facets. And comedy is right there front and center with its presence only growing bigger. From appearances to podcasts and live comedy shows to panels, we’ve got your essential guide to comedy at NYCC 2015 to help you plan your laughs accordingly. Read More

    Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live and brought some Dead Petz

    Miley Cyrus host SNL

    Saturday Night Live is back for season 41. Last season was a historical milestone for the show and what a way to roll in the new season than picking Miley Cyrus to host. Miley hosted the show before, and she’s a perfect acceptable host. While her appearance (and rumored Hillary Clinton) are sure to pull in ratings for the show. While Miley packs a lot of manufactured edge (down to the pot joke in the monologue) she’s also making some interesting wardrobe decisions. Let’s see how she makes out. Read More

    Join us for The Laugh Button Live! New York Super Week Edition on Tuesday, October 6th

    The Laugh Button Live - NYSW

    Next week is New York Super Week, a collection of pop culture events put on by New York Comic Con and happening around the city of New York. It’s a celebration of all things pop culture before the biggest pop culture event of the year begins next week. Once again The Laugh Button Live! will be a part of the festivities. We’ve arranged for a killer stand-up comedy show for fans one and all to enjoy. We’ve teamed up with the folks at The Stand comedy club (239 Third Ave, NYC) for an evening of great comedy. Tickets are $15 and on sale now. Get them now because they will go fast! Read More

    Anjelah Johnson proves she’s “Not So Fancy” in her new Netflix special

    Anjelah Johnson

    Anjelah Johnson, who is of Mexican and Native American descent, was born and raised in San Jose, California with four siblings and a large, close-knit family. Her upbringing has created hilarious content for jokes and a career in the stand-up scene. The comedian was even named Rookie of the Year once during her time with the Oakland Raiders and performed at Super Bowl XXXVII, but as a cheerleader not a comedian, or football player for that matter. Read More

    David Krumholtz releases his inner 76-year-old woman in “Gigi Does It”: The Laugh Button Interview

    Photo Credit: Sue Schneider
    Photo Credit: Sue Schneider

    After 3 years, David Krumholtz’s character Gertrude “Gigi” Rotblum will be making her television debut in Gigi Does It. What once was a viral sensation in a series of web videos, Krumholtz stars as the 76-year-old Jewish grandmother Gigi, who begins to tackle her bucket list after unexpectedly inheriting a large sum of money when her husband dies. With a mouth looser than a sailor’s and a new personal assistant slash punching bag,  we get to experience the unique perspective that is Gigi. We had the chance to catch up with the star to discuss the series, it’s origin story, and what it’s like to be accused of being too grandmotherly in real life.  The show premieres tonight 10:30p on IFC.  Read More

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: A look into the comedy that inspired a generation


    It was a show that inspired a generation. A show that changed the landscape of television and how comedies are shot. It was a show that allowed the talent to breath and improvise while connecting point A to point Q each episode. A show that was executive produced by and starred Larry David. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series focused on David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. That show, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #37: Derek Waters, creator of “Drunk History”

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Comedy news explodes all over the place as we attended the sneak peeks to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Benders.” If that wasn’t enough Derek Waters, the creator and star of “Drunk History” joins us on the podcast to talk about the show and what its like to tell history while, ya know, drunk. Read More