The Laugh Button Podcast
Hosted by Matt Kleinschmidt
Each week Editor-In-Chief of The Laugh Button, Matt Kleinschmidt and co-hosts discuss comedy news, pop culture events, and have conversations with some the most interesting people in the entertainment industry. Providing an in-depth look at the comedy community and its cast of characters.Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts RSS
Superhero Fantasy Draft 2018 live from NY Comic Con – #127
December 12, 2018
For the third year in a row we’re back at NY Comic Con for The Superhero Fantasy Draft. Four comedians go head-to-head in a fantasy football style draft to pick their Superhero fantasy team. This year Addie Weyrich, Derek Gaines, Greg Stone, and Monroe Martin square off, building their teams as they trash talk each other, steal picks, and battle it out for audience approval who ultimately decides who the winner is.
Superhero Fantasy Draft 2017 at NY Comic Con – #126
October 12, 2017
We returned to NY Comic Con this year for another Superhero Fantasy Draft. Comedians Monroe Martin (Last Comic Standing), Jared Freid (JTrain Podcast, Adrift), Anthony DeVito (People Talking Sports, Comedy Central Half Hour) and Luis J. Gomez (Legion of Skanks, Real Ass Podcast) all gathered with us in room 1A21 of the Javits Center to slug it out and pick, debate, (and probably yell) about comic book heroes that they want on their team. In the end, only one comedian was victorious and the live audience selected him.
Spoilers with Monroe Martin – #125
June 15, 2017
Monroe Martin stops by The Riotcast studios to hang with Matt. The two talk about his career in comedy and the story of his childhood in the foster system. Then, the pop culture geeks in both of them gets exposed as they cover everything from comic books, the movies they’ve spawned, fashion, and of course, some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Joe Sib is nowhere near the top – #124
June 7, 2017
Joe Sib wears a lot of hats, he’s the former lead singer of the punk rock band WAX, he’s the co-founder of the record label, SideOneDummy, and he’s also been working on his stand-up comedy career for the last decade or so. Sib just released his debut album, “Nowhere Near The Top” on 800 LB Gorilla records and he sits down with Matt to talk about the trip to get to that first album, how his comedy has evolved, and he even tosses in a few good stories about a The Ramones, Bad Religion, and a semi-feud he had with the band Weezer, one that Weezer was unaware they were in. Listen, subscribe, review, tell a friend.
And Jeff Simmermon is not lying – #123
June 1, 2017
Jeff Simmermon is about to release his debut stand-up comedy album, “And I Am Not Lying.” It’s a culmination of many years working as a writer of stories, that have appeared on both The Moth and This American Life. Now he’s following a true passion of his and turning said funny stories into works of stand-up comedy. Simmermon recounts his journey and lets us know a bit about where he’s headed.
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Costaki Economopoulos and Aaron Hodges are lucky dogs – #122
May 25, 2017
Comedian Costaki Economopoulos and former SiriusXM comedy jock Aaron Hodges drop in on Matt to talk about Costaki’s new comedy album and Aaron’s new comedy record label. How are they related? Costaki will serve as the label’s first release. It’s a move that makes an incredible amount of sense because this duo are old friends and podcasting buddies, co-hosting the Quick Snaps podcast where they talk about football and bust comedy chops. It’s a fun hour of three guys having a great conversation about everything from the Glass-Stegall act, sports, wives, and the life of comedy. Don’t miss this one!
Greg Stone makes friends – #121
May 18, 2017
Matt and Bram go over all the big news of the week including comedy siblings and all the news about the upfronts including canceled shows, greenlit ones, and all in between. Then, comedian Greg Stone joins us on the podcast to talk about getting his start in comedy and where he’s headed. The interview wraps up with a few embarrassing revelations.
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Jon Glaser hunts werewolves – #120
May 11, 2017
He’yump! Jon Glaser drops by for an interview about season 2 of his Adult Swim TV show, “Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter.” The show is returning for a second season on May 22nd and with it comes more eyepatches, more guns with blades, and more neon green. Glaser tells us what to expect and talks about some of his other great TV shows like “Delocated” and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” It’s a total blast…. geaaaarrrr!
Chris Gethard talks Career Suicide – #119
May 4, 2017
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Chris Gethard is about to make the biggest leap of his career and it’s with, “Career Suicide.” A one-man show about his battle with depression beginning in his teenage years at college and how he worked his way back to where he is today. Fully aware of his mental illness and making a show that he wishes was available to him when he was in college. Chris has a similar background as host Matt Kleinschmidt, so there’s an instant report as they talk about growing up blue collar in New Jersey, Rutgers University, and the scene that put Gethard on his current path. Subscribe, rate, review, and share.
Anthony DeVito is having a moment – #118
April 27, 2017
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Comedian Anthony DeVito is having a moment. In about a month’s time he landed his first late night stand-up spot, earned a half hour on Comedy Central and got passed at one of New York’s most legendary comedy clubs. To say things are looking up for him are an understatement. But he started years before that, he attended comedy clubs as a child and got the stand-up spark, one that lasted him through college, travel, and even a moment of homelessness. We break it all down and hopefully introduce you to one of your favorite new comedians.