Brett Butler

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    R.I.P., Legendary Laff Stop: Saturday Was The Day The Laffter Died

    Photo by Dianne Cupps​The Laff Stop is closed ...  forever. On Saturday, the legendary club -- that gave rise to national names such as Sean Rouse, Brett Butler and Ralphie May -- ended it's nearly-three-decade run of comedy in Houston. In other words, it's now The Laff Stopped. (What? Too so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Houston 101: Where Comedy Greats Got Their Start

    ​In the late 1970s, the explosion of stand-up comedy that eventually led to every half0sized burg having a strip-mall Laff Pit or Jokey McGags, complete with a bare-brick background, had yet to happen.Stand-up clubs outside of LA and New York were few and far between. That started to change in 197 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Funny Business

    Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    Comic Confidence

    Michael Colyar will make you laugh

  • Calendar

    December 30, 1999

    Belles with Balls

    The Brassy Broads of Comedy put out.