080: Sherrod Small and Christian Finnegan discuss "Black And White"
July 28, 2016
Mark and Matt talk about race. What do they know about it? Not much really, so they go to the experts, comedians Sherrod Small and Christian Finnegan. Both star in the new A&E series “Black And White” which talks about these issues in America with special guests and sketches on the topic. The premiered this week and airs Wednesday nights at 10:30 ET.
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