About The Interrobang

Finding comedy in everything, and everything in comedy.

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interrobang, in·ter·ro·bang [in-ter-uh-bang] ‽ (often represented by ?! / !?), is a nonstandard punctuation designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.

We talk about the best comedy being performed today whether it’s performed on street corners, in theaters, arenas, in print, on television, film, or anywhere anyone can be funny, and we talk about everything that is funny, whether its meant to be or not.  Read our IB wire to see whats so funny about the news today, IBang Viral for some videos that were intentional funny and others that just turned out that way.  Find the latest comedy news, the best clips from the Late Night Shows, and original series like “The Comedian Who Changed My Life” and “The Podcast You Absolutely Have to Listen To” plus original interviews, and behind the scenes look at what’s happening in comedy.  Visit The Interrobang Recommends for everything beyond comedy that you need to know about, like great movies, whats on television that you should be watching, the great books to read, and most importantly, where to eat. The Interrobang Recommendations is the best source on the internet for living life just a little bit better.

Interested in contributing? We welcome all contributions including links to great stories around the internet and  original content.  Hit us up on our contact page if you want to join the team.

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About Our Authors and our Team

Amy Hawthorne.   Amy Hawthorne is a New York by way of LA comedy journalist and founder of ComedyGroupie.com. She’s also a produced numerous stand-up shows, got a paycheck and a drinking problem from The Comedy Store and is convinced that the Big Avocado lobby are the ones who really pull the strings in this country.  Find Amy on Twitter @ComedyGroupie

Andrea Prendamano.  Andrea Prendamano is an actor but rarely gets paid for it. She’s a fan of comedy and is happy if she can just make her mother laugh. Her self-produced sketches can be found at youtube.com/Dreaster21. She is a co-founder of The Company Theatre Group in Hackensack, NJ.

Dan Murphy.  Dan Murphy has written four books on the history of his hometown, Buffalo, NY, and writes for a variety of sports and entertainment publications. Check out his YouTube interview series at https://www.facebook.com/onebeerwith.

Dan Perlman.  Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from New York City. Dan performs regularly at Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, and alternative rooms across the city. He has performed in comedy festivals in Brooklyn, Memphis, and Dallas. In 2013, Dan was named Comedy Contributor for ’s popular StarTalk Radio show. He co-founded, writes, and stars in the web series, Moderately Funny. Dan also works as a Sketch Company Writer for the Off-Broadway theater group, On The Rocks. Currently, Dan hosts and produces a monthly storytelling show, Hindsight, at Stand Up NY Labs. Dan also appears regularly on SiriusXM’s  Show. Visit danperlmancomedy.com to watch Dan’s stand up, and find out more about where you can see him.

Earl Douglas. Earl Douglas is a writer and photographer from New York City, a frequent contributor to The Interrobang, and excecutive director of the Black Rock Coalition. He has worked in radio and for XM Satellite radio, and has worked with the Opie & Anthony Show at WNEW and XM.  Visit Earl on Twitter @EarlDouglas528.

Jarred Rutherford. Jarred is a musician, writer, funny-man, and amateur guitar builder in Virginia. He does a little bit of everything else too.

Jason Steele.  Burdened by a name that garners many “unique” nicknames and compliments, Jason Steele likes to spend his time outside of work hiking with his pitbull/boxer mix, Hennessy. He also likes to attempt open mic standup comedy around Rochester NY, writing articles and short stories, and playing guitar. During his overnight work hours he spends his time stocking shelves and listening to a wide variety of comedy podcasts.

Jeffrey Gurian.  Jeffrey Gurian is a comedy connoisseur, comedy journalist, comedian, and an all around bon vivant. You can find him on red carpets, at comedy events across the country and hosting Comedy Matters. He also believes in happiness and love.

Kate Voss.  Kate Voss is a blogger in Chicago whose chief interests include film, music, and boating. Follow her on Twitter @kateevoss

Kelsea Bauman. Kelsea Bauman is an LA-born, NY-based writer and editor. When not writing for The Interrobang, Kelsea writes web series, short stories, and screenplays. You can also find her making music videos and short films, and sometimes doing comedy–but shh, don’t tell anyone about that last part. She thinks she needs more practice first.

Leslie Coffin.  Lesley Coffin is the New York based critic, features writer, and podcast editor for the movie site Filmoria. She has also written the books Lew Ayres: Hollywood Conscientious Objector (2012) and Hitchcock’s Stars (2014), and currently writing a third book.  Follow on twitter @filmbiographer for thoughts on movies and cat pictures.

Liberty Hardy.  Liberty Hardy is a bookseller and Civil War nerd living in Kittery, Maine. She is also a contributing editor for Book Riot and runs Paperback to the Future.  She was recently named one of the 35 most influential literary writers on the internet.

Mike Bocchetti.  Comedian Mike Bocchetti started performing comedy in 1992. In 2012 he became the announcer for the Nick and Artie Show on DirectTV, and stayed on as the announcer for The Artie Lange Show until April 2014. He’s also made appearances on the Howard Stern Show, the Jim Breuer Show and The Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM. He appeared on 2 seasons of NBC’sLast Comic Standing and acted with Robert DeNiro in the feature film “The Family”. Follow Mike on twitter @MikeBocchetti and visit his website mikebocchetti.com.

Otto Petersen.  Comedian Otto Petersen was, and always will be one half of the comedy duo of Otto and George, as well as an avid film fan.  Otto passed away in April of this year.  You can learn more about Otto on twitter @OttoandGeorge and  from his website OttoandGeorge.com.

RJ Waldron.  RJ makes her writing and interviewing debut with The Interrobang.  Look for a lot more to come from RJ.

Sharon Dougherty.  Sharon grew up in, and continues to live in suburban Philadelphia and has been a music and comedy fan forever, cutting her teeth musically on Bowie. Monty Python and other British comedies were her earliest passion – the Goodies, Young Ones, Fawty Towers, on and on. She was a regular at the Comedy Factory Outlet in Philadelphia and once did 20 minutes onstage with Harry Anderson. Right now she’s loving @midnight for a daily TV fix of comedy (and nerds).