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  • Lonelygirl48 is not buying it: The Laugh Button interview with Kendra Cunningham

    Kendra Cunningham

    Kendra Cunningham is juggling more projects than you can fit into a tweet: two award winning web series’, a television pilot, and a killer blog. Plus, she’s producing and co-starring in a feature film and working on a screenplay. I haven’t even mentioned her ever-growing list of stand-up credits that helped land her a prestigious invite to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. We met up with this Boston transplant to talk about her ongoing to-do list and to find out if we’re ever going to meet her fabled mom. Read More

    Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny

    Dakota Johnson

    Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow his beard and show up almost nowhere. Johnson, who up until this movie was probably best known for the title role on the short-lived FOX sitcom, Ben & Kate and for having famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin. So, after the hugeness that was SNL 40, the writers and cast had to get back to work with Johnson in the driver’s seat. How did she do? Well, kinda sorta alright, maybe, I can’t even… Read More

    Gilda’s LaughFest 2015: The Laugh Button interview with festival director Joanne Roehm

    Gilda's LaughfestGilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids is going on March 5-15 and includes events throughout West Michigan. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv , film, authors, community showcases, and a variety of seriously funny stuff. In addition, each year of LaughFest has attracted more than 50,000 attendees to West Michigan! We had the chance to catch up with Festival Director Joanne Roehm to discuss this year’s fest, World Record attempts, Hi-Fives, and of course the line-up. Read More

    Nightmare Gig: Nick DiPaolo

    Nick DiPaolo - Nightmare Gig

    Every working comedian has at least one, that moment when they take the stage and things just do not go as they should’ve. Weather it be a bad audience or bad jokes, something goes wrong. Nightmare Gig is when The Laugh Button asks a comedian to describe their most horrific stand-up show. This time, Nick DiPaolo tells us about an experience he had early on in his career. Read More

    In Ruins with the Bitter Buddha: The Laugh Button interview with Eddie Pepitone


    Eddie Pepitone has become one of the most respected comedians in the comedy community and a cult favorite in L.A. And in recent years, he’s taken on the moniker of the “Bitter Buddha”. Recently, he’s explained to us why this world is In Ruins, his latest effort now available on iTunes. You may recognize his voice from WTF with Marc Maron, or witnessed his victory last year on @midnight, or saw one of his many guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bob’s Burgers, The King of Queens, Chapelle’s Show, Monk, Community, Childrens Hospital, Happy EndingsFlight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Here’s our latest time spent with Mr. Pepitone. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast: Mark Normand’s still got!

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Matt is outnumbered when another Mark enters the equation. Mark Normand himself stopped for a bit of comedy discussion. Normand is no stranger to podcasting, he co-hosts a weekly podcast, Tuesdays With Stories with comedian friend Joe List as the two tell stories about their adventures in comedy. Normand discusses opening for Amy Schumer and how a movie scene he was in ended up on the cutting room floor of the upcoming Judd Apatow film. Additionally, the gang ran down the comedy news which includes SXSW 2015 comedy lineups, who we’d want to play us in biopic, and a game of “great comedian… bad movie.” Read More

    Bill Burr and Al Madrigal to headline The Laugh Button Live! at SXSW 2015, March 16th at Esther’s Follies

    The Laugh Button Live! SXSW 2015Buckle up! For The Laugh Button Live! will once again return to SXSW for an unforgettable evening of stand-up comedy!

    We knew this year would be tough to top one of last year’s most buzzed-about show which featured Jim Breuer and Sinbad. So we pulled out all the stops this year to bring easily one of our most exciting Laugh Button Live! shows ever. We’ve once again teamed with Gotham Comedy Club to put on an incredible evening of stand-up. Monday night at 8pm at Esther’s Follies right on 6th St. Additionally, Comedy Dynamics will be on hand to present the evenings events.

    Additionally, we’re offering the chance for some of our readers to gain access to this special, one night only event. All you have to do is register your name/email address and we’ll pick some winners to join us at a show we’re sure will be packed. So you have the chance to enter and win access to our killer show! Read More

    The crew from “Parks And Recreation” says goodbye to Harris Wittels (video)

    Parks and Rec goodbyeTonight Parks And Recreation ended its run on NBC. Arguably one of the funniest and most biting sitcoms we ever got on the air. It wasn’t always setting the ratings on fire, but it consistently ended up on many critic’s lists ever since season 2 began – honestly, there’s no need to even defend season 1, we all know the show started off rocky.

    The show ending got just a touch more bittersweet as just days ago, the show lost exec producer, comedian, and well loved guy Harris Wittels. Much of the cast has since spoken to Wittels’ character as a human. Tonight, as the series wrapped, a mini-montage was ran, ending with a group hug and quick love note for their fallen comrade. Read More

    Dan Cummins shows us Chinese Affection: The Laugh Button interview


    Today, Dan Cummins new comedy EP Chinese Affection has become available to the universe. In addition, he’s recently become the new host of The Playboy Morning Show. And to top it off, he’s just announced his next hour long comedy special taping with Warner Bros. that will take place Saturday, April 25th at the Depot in Salt Lake City. You can grab tickets here. Cummins got his first taste of stand up back in 2000 then in 2001, he entered the Seattle Comedy Competition, finishing as runner-up. Now with 15 years in the books, 3 albums behind him along with specials, a brand new EP, and the new special in April, it’s clear Dan has chosen wisely leaving his small town in Idaho behind for the life of a comedian. We had the chance to catch up with him in New York City in celebration of his new EP, Chinese Affection, and he explains to us why we all need to buy laser rockets, how we should re imagine Bill Cosby’s comedy catalog via Skrillex, and his upcoming special. Read More

    SXSW announces 2015 Comedy Lineup including Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, and NBC’s “Undateable”

    Comedy has become a force to be reckoned with more so now than ever and SXSW, widely known as a heavy player in the music industry, has been doing its part to serve the comedy community and its universe over the last eight years by hosting hundreds of acclaimed performers, and united some of the world’s brightest comics with film and media icons. The old adage, comedians want to be musicians and musicians want to be comedians, well what better place to have these worlds collide. SXSW Comedy will run from March 14-21 and has just announced their lineup for 2015. It highlights some of the country’s funniest performers and includes our own show, The Laugh Button Live with Gotham Comedy Club. Read More