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  • An inside look at the “Benders” sneak peek and comedy showcase in New York City

    Benders Party

    Last night at The Village Underground in New York City, IFC held a Benders sneak peek and comedy showcase in support of the show’s debut tomorrow. Not only did we get a first look at clips from the upcoming series, we were treated to some stand-up from the cast as well as its guest stars. The lineup included Andrew Schulz, who also hosted the evening, Robert Kelly, Kurt Metzger, Jim Norton, Godfrey, and Chris Distefano. The Underground was outfitted with posters of the show, Benders hockey pucks at every table, and the house staff in full Benders regalia including some sporting the official “Chubbys” team jersey. Schulz lead the way by opening up the night and continued to shuffle in and out of clips as he brought up each comedian. Read More

    FX renews Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll for a second season

    Johnny RockJohnny Rock and The Heathens will stay on the road for at least one more season on FX. Today, the network announced that it just renewed freshman comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll for season two. Hot off the heels of its premiere season ending last week, FX announced today that it plans to bring the show back for a 10-episode season two starring Denis Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly, and John Ales. “The only thing that could make me happier about this announcement is if David Bowie decided to be a guest star during Season Two,” Leary said about the renewal. “In which case, my head would explode. Hopefully on-camera so we get a kickass viral video out of it. Not to mention awesome Live+3s. I look forward to once again creating new episodes of television with John Landgraf’s exceptional FX team. And scoring some cool Bastard Executioner swag.” SDRR had a killer first season settings ratings records for the network and receiving generally positive praise from audiences and critics alike.

    Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pulls in record ratings for FX

    Sex&Drugs&Rock&RollIt appears FX has another hit comedy series on its hands. The first episode ratings for Denis Leary’s new sitcom Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll just pulled in some of the biggest Live + 3 days ratings in the network’s history.

    A total of 867,000 viewers tuned into watch the July 16 premiere episode. Add on the DVR ratings of live + 3 days and that number has jumped 57% bringing the total numbers of the premiere episode to 1.36 million. Demo breakdowns are just as impressive as L+3 brings 710,000 in the 18-49 demo.

    Thursday night is always a crowded night for television, even in the summer. S&D&R&R getting a nice boost in DVR ratings shows the interest from people to watch the show. Congrats all around to Leary, his team at Apostle, and all involved in the show.

    Watch the official music video for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll which premieres tonight on FX

    SDRR Pic

    The song that was the beginning and the end for The Heathens. Check out the official music video for “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.” The new show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll stars Denis Leary, Robert Kelly, and Elizabeth Gillies and kicks off tonight. Read More

    This Week on TV: “The Jim Gaffigan Show”, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” and “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” and more

    Jim Gaffigan

    If you love TV as much as I do, then you know how awesome it is to be alive right now. And it’s only getting better. How do you follow up last week’s incredible lineup? With this week’s, that’s how. Jim Gaffigan, Denis Leary, the Wet Hot American Summer crew and enough series premieres to overstuff your DVR you’d think it was the holidays. Let’s start with The Jim Gaffigan Show shall we. Originally developed for CBS a few years ago but eventually picked up by TV Land after being retooled, this sitcom finds the stand-up comic playing a version of himself as he balances being a husband, father of five, and working comedian. Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother), Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black also star. Each episode will repeat on Comedy Central a week after it debuts on TV Land. Read More

    Watch 2 Point Lead “Game of Sox” mashup sketch starring Robert Kelly and Yannis Pappas

    2 Point Lead delivers Game of Thrones meets the New York Yankees Boston Red Sox rivalry. The sketch features comedians Yannis Pappas and Robert Kelly.

    Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres Thursday, July 16th on FX

    Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is the new TV comedy from the creator and star of the series, Denis Leary. Leary plays Johnny Rock, a washed-up frontman of the rock band The Heathens, who were on their way to superstardom in the early 90s. However, they couldn’t handle the rock & roll lifestyle and broke up on the day they released their highly anticipated debut album. It’s now 25 years later, its present day and Johnny Rock is a middle-aged father who is out of work, out of money, and low on options. Read More

    Watch the first music video from Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll coming to FX

    Liz Gillies

    Here it is! Watch the First music video from the upcoming FX TV show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll which stars Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Robert Kelly and John Ales. The show premieres July 16th on FX. Read More

    The Laugh Button Live! BookCon 2015 in photos

    BookCon 2015

    Just a few days ago we hosted a live comedy event in New York City’s Javitz center during BookCon 2015. It was a terrific show featuring comedians that have ties to the literary world. Either recently penning books of their own or have one on the horizon. So, at the end of the day Saturday a few hundred literary fans gathered in room A123 where Sara Benincasa hosted an evening of comedy. Read More

    John Leguizamo, Judah Friedlander, Robert Kelly, Lizz Winstead to perform at The Laugh Button Live! on May 30 at BookCon

    TLB Live BookCon

    The Laugh Button is returning to the stage live! After our incredibly successful live comedy show at SXSW in March, we got the bug to once again to host a live stand-up comedy show. We wanted to go big this time around (is there any other way?) so we teamed up with our friends at BookCon bring a live comedy show at their convention at the end of May in the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. If you aren’t familiar BookCon is that place where storytelling and pop culture collide. Authors, celebrities, podcasters, publishers, and fans all converge in the city to celebrate storytelling. You may learn about your next favorite literary work, comic book or story that will be the next blockbuster motion picture. See, we said we wanted to go big! Read More