Stephen Colbert, Exit 57 Sketchy MVPs

Sketchy MVP: Stephen Colbert from “Exit 57”

We all love Amy Schumer, everyone knows how brilliant Key & Peele are, and you’ve watched Will Ferrell’s classic SNL sketches countless of times. But in this weekly column Sketchy MVPs, The Laugh Button shines a light on comedians from our favorites shows and troupes who don’t often get rightful credit for their contributions to sketch comedy. Stephen […]

Mike Ward Features

Comedian Mike Ward ordered to pay $42K for offensive jokes

In the on-going saga where comedian Mike Ward has been on trial in Canada for telling jokes, took quite a turn. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes that “violated his rights.” The penalty? $25,000 for moral damages and another $10,000 for punitive damages. And it […]

Sexpot Comedy The Laugh Button Podcast

The Laugh Button Podcast #79: Sexpot Comedy and Colorado

It’s an all Colorado episode up in here as Mark and Matt make a big announcement about comedian T.J. Miller and The Laugh Button. We also welcome Andy Juett and Kayvan Khalatbari the duo that make up Sexpot Comedy, a Denver-based comedy production and podcast outfit that helps put on killer comedy shows that have […]

Hari Kondabolu Mainstream American Comic Features

Hari Kondabolu is an “American Mainstream Comic”

Hari Kondabolu’s second album Mainstream American Comic is boldly political and satirical. This is Kondabolu’s wheelhouse. Look at the guy’s credentials. The comedian’s repertoire includes being a correspondent for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His first album, Waiting For 2042, was loaded with with commentary and observations about society. This follow up album, out […]

TJ Miller Tour The Laugh Button Presents

The Laugh Button presents: T.J. Miller live at Starland Ballroom on August 23rd

Just this week, our pal and comedian T.J. Miller announced a lengthy tour, The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour. A 20+ date tour across the nation that will end up in Denver where Miller will tape his first special for HBO, a major milestone for any comedian, particularly one for T.J. whose been on fire lately. Because […]

Dick Gregory Game Changers

Game Changers of Comedy: Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory is a trailblazing machine. He has ran for mayor. He has ran for president. He is an entrepreneur with his own line of health drinks. He beat cancer without chemotherapy. Instead, he created a special vegetarian diet with the help of cancer specialists, and he no longer has any signs of lymphoma. He […]

Garry Marshall In Memoriam

Garry Marshall passes away at age 81

Not very many people can boast credits like the legendary Garry Kent Marshall, who passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Pretty Woman, and Runaway Bride will all stand the test of time carrying over from generation to generation. Marshall was an actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, and […]

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Stephen Colbert teams up with Jon Stewart for RNC coverage

Last night was Day 1 of the Republican National Convention which means it was Day 1 of coverage provided by Stephen Colbert and The Late Show. The RNC has been a gift to comedy and Colbert shows us why. And as a bonus, longtime friend and former boss and co-worker Jon Stewart joins up with […]

7 Minutes In Purgatory Stand-Up

Comedians go through “7 Minutes In Purgatory” in Comedy Central series

What happens when you deny stand-up comedians the benefit of laughter? Ian Abramson, host of 7 Minutes in Purgatory since 2014, finds out when he puts comics alone in the back of a truck to do their act while the audience watches from a different room. The series has now come to Comedy Central. So […]

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Festivals

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival turns 25

National Comedy Center, Inc., the cultural institution developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 4th –7th, in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY. The Center broke ground last year for its forthcoming museum of comedy, which will […]