Joe Matarese was the guest comedian on Late Show with David Letterman on Friday. The comedian and host of the Fixing Joe podcast ran through everything from starting to get old, being a dad and taking an ADD test, which he’s quick to point out, he did very well on.
Nikki Glaser’s half-hour stand-up special will premiere this Friday night on Comedy Central and you know what that means!? Time for Glaser to learn us the ways of men and their “sex demons.” In this clip from her special Nikki raises some interesting questions about men when it comes to sex. We picked Nikki as one of our comedians to watch in 2013 and this special is totally going to help her cred. Read the rest of this entry
The new season of The Half Hour premieres at midnight this Friday on Comedy Central. The one and only Dan Soder (Soooodaaaa!) is kicking things off. We selected Dan as one of our 8 comedians to watch in 2013 and this clip is a great example of why we’re so psyched to see him lay down some comedy for the masses. Read the rest of this entry
Every once in awhile, between all the cat videos, someone uploads something to Youtube that they put considerable thought and effort into (no, really they do. Crazy, right?). Youtube has been a great resource to comedians, allowing them to get their name and material out there to the masses to see, reaching people beyond their LA or NY homesteads. And as a young stand-up/writer, the internet is also a great source to discover comedians, different comedic styles, and (very importantly) sage career advice. Comedians unfortunately do not get the rockstar treatment. You will find more articles on Miley Cyrus’s hair than you will about stand-ups. When you first start out as a comedian (especially if you don’t live in LA, NY, or even Chicago) you have a lot to learn about this medium and lifestyle with little resources to learn from.
My greatest Youtube discovery was a brilliant web documentary series called Modern Comedian. Created by NY-based comedian Scott Moran, this web series follows a different comedian for every 10ish minute episode. Modern Comedian serves as a wonderful insider’s look into the lives of comedians. Read the rest of this entry
Comedian Pete Lee made his late night television debut on Late Show with David Letterman last night. Lee appears on the newly re-launched Best Week Ever on VH1. During his set, Lee talks about his parents, wife, and nice demeanor. He also breaks down the wrong way to get hand-me-down clothes.
Nate Bargatze aka The Sniper was the guest comedian on Conan last night and he instantly settled into his rhythm of great and hilarious storytelling about his family and friends. Retelling the story about how his father’s occupation being a clown growing up. It also spawned the title of his excellent 2012 release, Yelled At By a Clown. Nate also told a great story about his comedian friend Louis J. Gomez, who sometimes can have a short fuse.
This is purely speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Gomez is mad that Bargatze forgot the “J.” when he was name dropped on national television. I also have a feeling that Bargatze left the initial out on purpose because it’s a running joke amongst the group of comedian friends that appear on the You Know What Dude, Hammerfisting, and Legion of Skanks podcasts. These are burning questions I have! Someone help answer them!
Nothing better to get over those blues than a Bill Burr DVD giveaway.
Burr recently released this third stand-up comedy special, You People Are All The Same, for purchase on his website. Filmed at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theater, You People Are All The Same is Bill Burr’s third special that finds him talking about the daily struggles of being a manic dude. The Laugh Button wants to treat your real nice, set you down, dim the lights, burn that mahogany wood scented incense, and reward you with a DVD copy of the special. Read the rest of this entry
Comedian Earthquake stopped by Conan last night to kick off a week of shows the late night guest would be doing in Atlanta’s Tabernacle theater. Earthquake dished some real talk about the enthusiasm many of us have when voting in a Presidential race. We often know who is running for the large part of the ticket, but sometimes have no clue about all the others.