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122: Costaki Economopoulos and Aaron Hodges are lucky dogs

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May 25, 2017

The Laugh Button

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081: David Mandel from VEEP. We return from Just For Laughs

August 4, 2016

We just returned from Montreal for the Just For Laughs festival. They recap their time across the border which included the last of Trump v. Bernie, The Goddamn Comedy Jam, British comedians, new faces and Roast Battles. While there, we sat down with David Mandel, a comedy luminary and the current showrunner of HBO's "Veep" and former runner for shows like "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Saturday Night Live," and "Seinfeld." Download, subscribe, and tell a friend.

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.
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