079: Sexpot Comedy and Colorado
July 21, 2016
It’s an all Colorado episode up in here as Mark and Matt make a big announcement about comedian T.J. Miller and The Laugh Button. We also welcome Andy Juett and Kayvan Khalatbari the duo that make up Sexpot Comedy, a Denver-based comedy production and podcast outfit that helps put on killer comedy shows that have helped grow Denver into one of the most thriving comedy scenes in the Nation. We get into the roots of the scene and what it’s about for a comedian like Andy, as well as Kayvan’s other work as a pizza mogul, entrepreneur, and advocate for Cannabis reform. We end with an R.I.P. for the late, great, Garry Marshall.
078: Half year check-in with Hari Kondabolu
July 14, 2016
The year is half over, where does the time go? Mark and Matt check in and make some picks for their favorite comedy specials of the year. What did they like? What are they looking forward to. Comedian Hari Kondabolu then talks to us about his new TruTV show and his upcoming album on the highly influential indie label, Kill Rock Stars. Subscribe, rate, and tell your friends.
077: A search party for Scot Armstrong
July 7, 2016
It’s festival season so Mark and Matt debate what comedians can fill what rooms and who’d they’d like to see on the road. Reader feedback prompts the conversation about the departure of Jessica Williams and her impact on The Daily Show. Writer Scot Armstrong has a new movie out Search Party starring TJ Miller and Thomas Middleditch. Armstrong joins us to discuss what it was like coming up in Improv world as he learned from the late, great, Del Close. He’s written on some of the best modern comedy films like Old School, Road Trip, The Hangover 2, and School For Scoundrels and how he met director Todd Phillips. After our interview with Scot, we play a game of Overrated/Underrated in which Mark gets the chance to talk about Ohio again.
076: Live from Skankfest with Ari Shaffir, Monroe Martin, and Liza Treyger
June 30, 2016
The Laugh Button Podcast #76: Live from Skankfest with Ari Shaffir, Monroe Martin, and Liza Treyger
075: Paul Rodriguez hangs out
June 23, 2016
Matt and Mark break down the streaming audio listening habits today's comedy fan. The answer might surprise you. Also, festival talk, High Plains Comedy Festival talk to be exact. And then legendary comedian Paul Rodriguez invites Mark to his place to hang out in his back yard and talk about comedy.