This weekend we put on three of our most exciting live comedy events to date. Three shows in two days. We teamed up with our pals at The Stand to book a solid lineup of some of NYC best working comedians (even a drop in from an LA guy). They all went down during Comic Con’s New York Super Week which is the week of live programming leading up to NY Comic Con next weekend at the Javits Center in NYC. Read More
The second day on the streets of Austin for the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival included stopping off at the Velv Lounge for the “Rogues Gallery” show with Justin Willman, Hassan Minhaj, Dan Soder, and Sean Patton. Then it was a stop at the Parish for Bobcat Godthwait. The “Unhinged Show” gave us Kurt Metzger, Michael Priest, Mike Lawrence, and Brody Stevens. The night of comedy ended with Brad Williams at the “Double Barrel” show. Read More
Greetings from the 4th Annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in sunny and beautiful Austin, Texas! The vibe is wonderful and upbeat as this year’s festival delivers top tier talent along with dozens of exceptional up-and-coming comics. Day 2 of the fest certainly delivered. We bounced up and down the Congress Avenue venues to enjoy sets at The Paramount Theatre (the fest’s marquee venue and Moontower HQ) and the Speakeasy (a much more intimate club) while catching up with some comedian and industry friends at the Moontower Lounge (Intercontinental Hotel bar). The night started with a bang as the legendary Dennis Miller jam packed the Paramount and didn’t stop until Nick Thune finished a hilarious and heartwarming set proving he’s smarter than his wife’s obstetrician at the 4 Eyes showcase. Read More
We got gangbanged by Steel Panther! Just the other day the band released their new album, All You Can Eat to the masses and in normal Steel Panther style, it rips. On album release day, the band invited The Laugh Button to visit them in the Gibson Studios in NYC to spend some time with them. There, they performed some acoustic songs and let us tape it exclusively to share with our readers (that’s you). Before they left, we played a round of “Three Minutes With” and even tossed in the most ridiculous fan-submitted question we could find via Twitter.
The band was hilarious for the entire two-hours we were with them. We watched them count down guitar riffs, in which drummer Styx Zadinia accidentally caught a guitar in the face from Satchel, but Styx recovered, and informed us that the Japanese version of a Les Paul guitar is a “Res Paul,” it literally made us snort. Read More
We had the pleasure of presenting a live comedy show at this year’s Jersey City Comedy Festival. We set up shop in Batello with the regular comics of the YKWD Podcast for an evening of great comedy with Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Joe List, Kelly Fastuca, Chris Scopo, and Luis J. Gomez. JCCF founder and comedian Craig Mahoney dropped in to open up the show for a night of comedy on a scenic peer in NJ. The group set up shop and recorded a podcast as the show was happening and held a Q&A with the fans afterward. Read More
The other night The Laugh Button Live! made a triumphant return to New York City after not having a live show in the city for over a year. To celebrate, we went all out and paired up with our pals at Gotham Comedy Club to take over their main space and we invited our friends at Ploom to help put on a great night of stand-up comedy as part of their #RethinkComedy campaign. Top notch comedians Robert Kelly, Big Jay Oakerson, Pete Davidson, Jesse Joyce, and Jimmy Failla performed and made sure to provide a night of hilarity for all. Peep the photo recap and visit www.ploom.com for more info on Ploom and its products. Read More
Putting on live comedy shows at SXSW is a total blast. Though we might be biased, we think this year’s show was our best yet. Our friends at Gotham Comedy Club were also on hand to help us put together the night. We had the fortune of Jim Breuer travel down to host a night of great stand-up comedy by some of the best stand-up comedians out there. Terrific comedians like Nate Bargatze, Matt Braunger, Jerrod Carmichael, Byron Bowers, and Maggie Maye made up our stellar lineup over the course of two shows at 8pm and 10pm. In addition to Gotham, Blue Mics and Jakprints were on board to help take things over the top. Read More
We had the unbelievable pleasure of having Jim Breuer host a Laugh Button Live! show down in Austin for SXSW. Jim was only in town for a day so we had a jam-packed schedule for him. Things kicked off upon his arrival where he was a panelist on the Green Room with Paul Provenza. The next day kicked off with an interview at the Paypal lounge of the Austin Convention Center followed by an interview with Laughspin.com. We grabbed lunch at the great Iron Works where the owner grabbed a chance for an autograph. After lunch, we escorted Jim to an interview/taping session with 24/7 Comedy, there questions were asked and a small group of fans had a photo op session. Read More
We’re psyched that we got the chance to team up with the awesome music/comedy/pop culture site Under The Gun Review for this pretty awesome feature where we were offered a backstage look at Comics Come Home up in Boston. Make it a point to visit the team over there at UTG daily, they’re awesome and their site is top notch.
Each year for the past 19 years Denis Leary has traveled to his hometown of Boston to put on a benefit show Comics Come Home. Leary and his production company Apostle team up with The Cam Neely Foundation and its various offshoots to raise money that will benefit cancer patients and their families. In its 19th turn, Comics Come Home boasted one of its largest lineups as Leary recruited Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Tom Cotter, Lenny Clarke, Robert Kelly, Gary Gulman, John Mulaney and Kenny Rogerson to perform in front of a sold out crowd of 7,000 + people at the Agganis Arena. In a joint adventure, The Laugh Button and Under The Gun Review traveled to the Boston Arena and spent the day on scene with their cameras to document the night and give our readers an all access look at the action. Read More