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  • Win tickets to see Lewis Black at Comerica Theatre on September 19th

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On September 19th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live in Phoenix, enter below for your chance to win!

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    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 9th
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter
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    Win tickets to see Lewis Black live at Fox PAC on September 13th

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On July 30th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the FOX PAC in Riverside, CA. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live in Riverside, enter below for your chance to win!

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 2nd
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter
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    Win tickets to see Lewis Black live at the Arlington Theatre on September 12

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On September 12th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the The Arlington Theatre. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live! Enter below for your chance to win!

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 2nd
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter
    • One winner will be selected at random from all proper entries
    • The winners will be notified via email and tickets will be available for pick up at the venue’s will-call.

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    Enter to win tickets to see Lewis Black live at the Wells Fargo Center For The Arts on September 11th

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On September 11th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the Wells Fargo Center For The Arts. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live! Enter below for your chance to win!

    Purchase tickets

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 2nd
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter
    • One winner will be selected at random from all proper entries
    • The winners will be notified via email and tickets will be available for pick up at the venue’s will-call.

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    Goodbye Jon Stewart, thanks for all of the fun

    Jon Stewart

    I don’t particularly remember the exact date I began watching The Daily Show, but I recall my earliest memory of it. I was in college, looking for off-campus housing to spend my sophomore year, around 1997. I ventured into a potential domicile that could house my prized CD collection. A young ditzy blonde was showing me around the place as a rerun of Kilborn ran on the TV. I had heard about the show, but it premiered around the same time I left for college. At the risk of dating myself, this was pre-internet and mobile phone boom, and the dorms at Rutgers weren’t yet outfitted with such luxuries as cable television and high-speed internet. “That guy, he’s so funny! Handsome too!” said the coed unprompted. I remember thinking “Of course! That’s the type of guy you’d find attractive,” as Kilborn possessed that boozy frat guy vibe. Read More

    Enter to win tickets to see Lewis Black live at the Maine State Pier on August 1st

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On August 1st, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the Maine State Pier in Portland. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare
    comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live in Portland! Enter below for your chance to win!

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Friday, July 24th
    • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter
    • One winner will be selected at random from all proper entries
    • The winners will be notified via email and tickets will be available for pick up at the venue’s will-call.

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    Win tickets to see Lewis Black live at the Flynn Center For Performing Arts on July 31st

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On July 30th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the Flynn Theatre. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare
    comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live in Burlington! Enter below for your chance to win!

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Thursday, July 23rd
    • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter
    • One winner will be selected at random from all proper entries
    • The winners will be notified via email and tickets will be available for pick up at the venue’s will-call.

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    Win tickets to see Lewis Black live at Hampton Beach Casino on July 30th

    Lewis Black Rant is Due

    On July 30th, Lewis Black will bring his unique form of comedy to the Hampton Beach Casino. Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare
    comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

    In conjunction with the folks at Live Nation, The Laugh Button will be giving away a pair of tickets to see Lewis Black Live in Hampton Beach! Enter below for your chance to win!

    Purchase tickets

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    CONTEST RULES:

    • The contest ends at 12 noon (EDT) on Wednesday, July 22nd
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to enter
    • One winner will be selected at random from all proper entries
    • The winners will be notified via email and tickets will be available for pick up at the venue’s will-call.

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    Lewis Black announces The Rant is Due: Part Deux Fall Tour 2015

    Lewis Black

    Lewis Black, the Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He is not only a stand-up comedian, but also an actor and author. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently, a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Read More

    Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere

    Misery Loves ComedyThis past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival including Pollak’s film among other comedy docs Live From New York!, Monty Python’s Meaning of Live, and Roseanne for President! In Misery Loves Comedy, Pollak weaves conversation footage from some of the biggest names in comedy from the stand-up, acting, producing, and writing worlds to tell his story. His goal: find the correlation, if any, between misery and comedy. The film begs the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be funny?” We also learn what it’s like inside the mind of said talents including Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Larry David, Kathleen Madigan and so many others. 60 to be exact. Read More