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
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
Sample the sound of The Heathens. Check out the main title sequence for FX’s new series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The show will debut on Thursday, July 16 at 10pm and stars Denis Leary, Robert Kelly, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales. Read More
Tonight is the TV premiere of Robert Kelly’s new stand-up special, Live At The Village Underground. It debuts on Comedy Central at 12 midnight and you should absolutely make it a point to watch it. In the second part of our video interview with Kelly, we discuss what it was like taking the special to a film festival, how he conquered his abundance of material and what it meant to him taping it in his home comedy club. Read More
This Friday, January 9th at midnight Comedy Central will debut Robert Kelly’s new stand-up special, Live At The Village Underground. This special is the culmination of a lot of hard work from Kelly and his management company, Apostle. The two joined forces to self-produce and self-release the special. He taped the special at The Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground. The Cellar is a home club for Kelly and and he fought for an intimate and authentic comedy feel for his special, wanting to showcase what he does night after night in the places he worked on material. After trying to get these results to happen with production companies and labels, he and his team just did it themselves. Comedy Central later agreed to air the special. Here’s the first part of our two part interview with Kelly about the work he did the last few years to make his stand-up special a reality. Read More
With the end of the year in plain sight, we’re hearing more about what’s in store for 2015 than about what’s going on in the present day. This week’s most exciting moments looked forward a bit, with news about future awards host and season premieres dominating headlines. But this trend doesn’t mean that there weren’t some great late night stand-up moments, along with the usual weekly laughs.
– Arguably comedy’s best duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to the podium for next year’s Golden Globe Awards. This is their third consecutive year teaming up for this role; with the great jokes of years prior, expectations are even higher this time around. No worries, though; this promo totally meets them. Read More
It’s holiday season which hopefully brings us all good tidings and joy. Unfortunately there are those out there that don’t have as much to look forward to. Comedian Robert Kelly knows how this feels. As someone who spent time in the Foster system, Kelly is acutely aware about the feeling kids get when it’s Christmas morning and there’s not much for them to celebrate. It’s because of this the comedian and his friends at the You Know What Dude podcast and its network Riotcast, are putting their efforts into a Holiday Gift Drive to help brighten some spirits during the holiday season. Read More
Denis Leary’s annual charity benefit Comics Come Home celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend up in Boston. The longest running comedy benefit in America gathered at the TD Gardens Saturday night. For the second year in a row, The Laugh Button has been granted exclusive backstage access to the action. The stellar lineup for the 20th anniversary Leary hosted Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, Jimmy Fallon, Robert Kelly, Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Joe Yannetty, and Tony V. There were also a few other celeb drop ins which included Cam Neeley (whose foundation the benefit was for) and Michael J. Fox.
At the top of the summer, our pal Robert Kelly filmed a new stand-up special/concert film at the Village Underground in NYC. It was a big night for Kelly and his team at Apostle as they set out and did it on their own, selecting the venue they wanted, then produced, and financed it themselves.
The Bobcat Goldthwait-directed film was accepted into the Rhode Island Film Festival and now, we’ve learned that Comedy Central has acquired the North American broadcast rights to air Robert Kelly: Live At The Village Underground and will premiere it at the top of 2015 in January (Update: Jan 9th at 12midnight). Read More