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Charlie Sheen’s Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn first pitch dream dashed

These days, social media has more power than ever. A simple tweet can set off a chain reaction that can result in anything from Betty White hosting Saturday Night Live to political revolution in a country like Egypt. And now, with the World Series set to feature the Cleveland Indians, the greatest sports comedy of […]

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Tom Hanks hosted “Saturday Night Live,” he’s still America’s Dad

Nine times! Try to say that like Ed Rooney telling Ferris Bueller’s mother how many times her son’s been absent from school this year. You can also now say that for Tom Hanks as its his 9th time hosting Saturday Night Live. Something he’s been looking forward to since his 8th time hosting. Hanks is […]

Kevin Meaney In Memoriam

Kevin Meaney dead at age 60

Comedian and actor Kevin Meany has died at the age of 60. Yelling, “That’s Not Right!” at this moment seems fitting. He was found unresponsive in his home in Forestburgh, NY. Meany’s agent confirmed this news as an autopsy to determine cause of death is currently pending. Meany was a star of movies and has […]

Jeffrey Gurian Interviews

The continued comedy adventures of Jeffrey Gurian

If you even have a tertiary view of the comedy scene, chances are you’ve seen a man walking around who seems to know every comedian in the room. He’s dressed better than most, has a head of gray hair that sticks up higher than most, glasses, and a comically-oversized pencil. This man is Jeffrey Gurian; […]

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Kyle Kinane shows off some new tricks with, “Loose in Chicago”

There’s something special and homegrown about Kyle Kinane. It might be his everyman persona or the fact that he’s a diehard fan of punk rock, particularly coming up in the Chicago music scene. He’s self aware of who he is and what his vibe is all about. He once described himself as “uncle BBQ” which, […]

Norman Lear The Laugh Button Podcast

The Laugh Button Podcast #92: Norman Lear, just another version of you

Mark is in Japan this week so Bram Teitelman, the Editor In Chief of our sister site, Metal Insider joins us to talk about comedy in politics. We also dive into the Spinal Tap lawsuit filed this week. Then, comedy legend Norman Lear joins us to talk about the American Masters PBS documentary, Just Another […]

Nipsey Russell Game Changers

Game Changers of Comedy: Nipsey Russell

A game changer creates a way to stand out. Nipsey Russell did just that with the use of limericks and rhymes. He was known as the poet laureate of Harlem, TV, and heck, all of comedy. He became the most successful black comedian of the 1950s by setting the standard as being the first of […]

Spinal Tap News

Harry Shearer files $125 million lawsuit over “This is Spinal Tap” royalties

1984 mockumentary This is Spinal Tap is required viewing for anyone into comedy or wanting to start a band. The Rob Reiner-directed film about the waning days of a hapless heavy metal band is hysterical and much of it still holds true today. The film’s stars, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean co-created the film […]

True Story Tour - Erie, PA Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly’s “True Story” tour: Erie, PA

Erie, Pennsylvania how are ya!? The latest checkin from Robert Kelly’s True Story tour brings us to JR’s Comedy Club. Not only is Stavros Halkias on this leg but Monroe Martin also drops in to talk Thai food with Robert and Stavros. Is it healthy? No. But does Robert think it is? Yes. Also, Robert […]