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.
074: Riki Lindhome from Another Period
June 16, 2016
On this episode of The Laugh Button podcast, Matt and Mark break down what it is about the revival of ideas in Hollywood. Are they necessary or is there just too much nostalgia happening. They also play a round of Overrated/Underrated before kicking off an interview with Riki Lindhome. Lindhome is one half of the folk/comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. She's also one of the creators/stars of the Comedy Central show, "Another Period" which you can catch the season 2 premiere of this week.
073: Just for Laughs with Nick Brazao
June 9, 2016
What’s new about the show? That might be the new theme song, compliments of our pal Billy Yost from The Kickback. Mark and Matt dive into some fan feedback which was in abundance this week. They also play a killer game of Overrated/Underrated.
Our guest interview this week is Nick Brazao. Nick is a producer with Just for Laughs, the world’s largest international comedy festival. Nick began with JFL since 2009, working on all of the festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Sydney. Brazao produces the Off-JFL series for Montreal’s renowned comedy festival, which takes place every summer in July. Off-JFL showcases some of the world’s best comedians in city’s most intimate venues. Additionally, he is responsible for booking American acts and spearheads the New Faces of Comedy shows, from scouting talent to securing them for the festival.