January 4, 2016

The Best of Everything in Comedy 2015 as Voted by IBang Readers

Another year in comedy has come to a close and there's already a lot to talk about in 2016. But before we move on, we have one last thing to settle and that's the results of the 2015 Readers Poll.
December 31, 2015

The Very Best of 2015 on The IBang!

Here we are at the end of our second full year as a full time comedy website and there have been so many changes, and we […]
December 30, 2015

The IBang Readers Vote for The Best of Everything in Comedy in 2015

Welcome to our Second Annual IBang Readers Choice Comedy Awards.  We've scoured the country for the best performers in comedy in 2015, in stand up, televisions, movies, books, specials, albums and more and picked the best of the best for 2015 to nominate for you to vote on. Now you, the readers of the Interrobang get to pick who stood out in 2015 for you.  Click on (more details) to read about all the nominees.
December 30, 2015

The Top Ten Comedy Movies of 2015

Let's be honest, it was a tough year for comedy movies in terms of quantity, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't some greatness.
December 30, 2015

Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2015

Another great year for comedy albums, 2015 we picked two Grammy contenders this year-- Jay Mohr and Lisa Lampanelli-- for our Best of the Year list.
December 29, 2015

The Best and Biggest Comedy Tours of 2015

Gigantic was the word in comedy tours in 2015. Some tours broke records for the size of the venue, others for the incredible number of celebrated performers, and still others were gigantic because of how many cities of the world they hit, or because the tour has been going on forever! All ten tours gave people all over America the chance to see some of our greatest touring comics live in theaters, arenas, and other venues across the country. Here are our top comedy tours of 2015. Let us know who you are picking for #1.
December 29, 2015

Top Ten Best Comedy Series in 2015

This year, once again comedy programming comes in many forms. Our 2015 list of best comedy shows includes some traditional television programming as well as a series from Yahoo and Netflix. Two of our picks are making their second appearance on our year end "Best of" list. Both Inside Amy Schumer and Silicon Valley were nominated in 2014 for Best Comedy Series.
December 28, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian’s Favorite Comedy Things! A 2015 Year in Review

It’s almost impossible to try and list my top comedy moments from 2015, because there were just so many. Trying to only choose 15 was a monumental task. Last year I did more of a review than a “Top 15” list, but this year I decided to try and list the 15 events that meant the most to me. Some of them I was involved in personally, others not, ... but all of them were events I attended to cover for my column in The Interrobang. It’s important to emphasize that they are NOT in order. Every one of them could theoretically be #1.
December 28, 2015

We Picked the Top 11 Innovators in Comedy This Year

Comedians are artists and each year there are innovators who try something that has never been done before, or change the way the comedy is created. Pushing boundaries has been an important part of comedy throughout the history of making people laugh. This year we recognize 12 game changers who took comedy to a new level, going more absurd, more fun, more original or just under more challenging circumstances. Watch in 2016 for others to follow their leads.
December 28, 2015

The Biggest Comedy-Generating News Stories of 2015

These are the news stories that kept every comedian busy on twitter, that kept the writers rooms for every daytime and late night show buzzing, kept Funny or Die and other digital sketch writers happy and kept the bloggers of the world busy. These 10 news stories generated the most comedy sketches, joke tweets, and digital shorts everywhere. They were the stories that seemed to never go away. The ten biggest comedy-generating news stories of 2015.
December 25, 2015

The Comedians Call It! 25 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2016

All week we’ve written about the very best in comedy in 2015, and from now until the 31st, we'll continue to congratulate the best comedy created this year. But let's be honest, it's all ancient history. What really matters is, who is going to kill on stage in 2016. We've got some ideas of our own but we like to go directly to the source on this one, so we asked some of our favorite comedian and asked them who is going to crush, kill and break out in 2016.
December 23, 2015

Top Ten Moments in Late Night in 2015

Late night talk shows are a huge source of comedy. The hosts all have a background in comedy, the writers are all primarily comedy writers, there are comedy guests, stand up performances, comedy sketches, and of course the monologues. This was a huge year for late night, with legendary hosts leaving, new hosts coming on board, and all kinds of shake ups in lineups. With the tenor of late night programming shifting uncomfortably to bar games, it's important to celebrate the greatness, and there was plenty. There were last epic last nights, creative first nights, and some great moments in between. We picked our top ten.
December 23, 2015

Best Animated Comedy Series of 2015

2015's been one of the strongest years for animated series in a long time. The amount of voice talent, the technology to animate and the various distribution outlets have created a perfect storm. That being said, Adult Swim still seems to be the top dog in brutally original and hysterical animated programming. Though FX, Fox and Comedy central do not slack off at all. Below are the best animated series of 2015.
December 23, 2015

Who is Your New King of Late Night!?

The old school Kings of Late Night are all gone.  Once Johnny Carson held the title.  Some argued that Jay Leno was the most powerful host […]
December 22, 2015

Top Fifteen Viral Videos of 2015! Vote for Your #1

Over the past year we've seen and passed around hundreds of viral videos that made us laugh, freak out, and even get the feels. The thing is, we've forgotten about most of them, videos and memes come and go so quickly, the churn is so intense, no one has total recall of what was hot and when during the past year. Not to worry! Below are the best and brightest viral videos released in 2015.
December 21, 2015

Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2015! Vote for Your Favorite

Our celebration of all things comedy in 2015 continues with the 11 best comedy specials released this year. Enjoy our picks for funniest, most original comedy specials this year, We picked our top eleven, but its up to you to decide who is #1. Last year you picked Jim Jefferies "Bare" as the comedy special of the year. This year you can choose from
December 21, 2015

2015 Stand Up Comedian of the Year! Your Chance to Vote

As 2015 comes to a close, we we are celebrating the close of another amazing year in comedy. We're also celebrating our second year bringing you news of all the greatest comedy happening on and off the internet. It's time to wrap up the year and put a bow on it, by picking our top ten lists in every comedy category for 2015. And of all the categories, none is nearer and dearer to us than that category of Best Stand Up Comic of 2015.
December 21, 2015

The Top Ten Comedy Books of 2015! Vote!

2015 was an amazing year for comedy, and a really strong year for books authored by comedians. These ten comedians managed to find time to each write a book despite having busy full time comedy careers. The books range the gamut in subject matter, from autobiographical, to historical, artistic and creative, and even illustrated. We picked ten of the best books of the year to highlight, and now we need you to vote, on who had the #1 book.
December 19, 2015

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2015! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Over the next two weeks, you’ll see all of our picks for the greatest comedy releases and greatest moments in comedy of 2015. But if you want to know what really happened in comedy in 2015, you have to go to the source- the comedy clubs.