January 10, 2019

Mekki Leeper Performed Stand Up on Late Late Show

Wednesday night, up and coming comedy star Mekki Leeper performed stand up on James Corden’s Late Late Show. SNL alum Jon Rudnitsky just picked Mekki Leeper […]
January 10, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: January 10, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
January 7, 2019

Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes Will Tape an Hour with Ron Bennington With a Studio Audience

The stars and EP of HBO’s brand new series “Crashing”- Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes and other guests to be announced- will be coming to New York […]
January 6, 2019

Six Funny Women That Broke Comedy’s Glass Ceiling For Other Women to Follow

Women have always had a hard road to travel in comedy with extra challenges and obstacles beyond the already difficult path to being a successful comedian. They’ve […]
January 5, 2019

NYC-Toronto Live Comedy Show Looks Back at a Year of International Laughs

Our latest edition of the Comedy Records Showcase happens Monday (January 7) at New York Comedy Club’s Gramercy location. This month’s show will mark the one-year […]
January 3, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: January 3, 2019

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
January 3, 2019

2018 Comedy Awards! Here Are Your Winners (As Voted For By You!) For the Fifth Annual Comedy Awards

Best of Everything in Comedy 2018 as Chosen by You Before we start talking about 2019, it’s time to close out this year’s Best of Everything […]
January 1, 2019

The Comedians Call It! 51 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2019

All month we’ve written about the very best in comedy in 2018, and it’s time to move on already!  What matters now, who is going to […]
December 31, 2018

The Very Best of 2018 on The IBang!

It’s been five years since we started covering the comedy-verse and 2018 has been an exciting year with an updated site, bigger and better interviews than […]
December 30, 2018

The 2018 Awards for Remarkable Achievements of Exceptional Noteworthiness for Unrelated Things in Comedy

Some of the best comedy moments defy categorization but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve recognition. Some of these ‘awards’ are genuine and some of them […]
December 29, 2018

The Official Unofficial Comedy Timeline of 2018

Comedy in 2018. A lot happened in comedy news in 2018- a lot of the news was bad with some hard hitting deaths, and some disturbing […]
December 28, 2018

Vote for The Best of Everything in Comedy in 2018

Welcome to our FIFTH Annual IBang Readers Choice Comedy Awards. We’ve scoured stages across country at clubs, festivals and in theaters for the best performers in […]
December 28, 2018

The 2018 Catty “Everyone is Gossiping About You Behind Your Back” Awards

It’s time for the 2018 Catty “Everyone is Gossiping About You Behind Your Back” Awards, counting down the biggest and baddest scandals that rocked the comedy […]
December 27, 2018

The Best of Filtered Excellence 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
December 26, 2018

2018’s Funniest Viral Videos Countdown (Plus Bonus!)

Oh Viral Videos, how you cheer up our days. We can’t talk about television and movies around the water cooler anymore because thanks to streaming everyone […]
December 26, 2018

10 Innovators Who Changed Comedy in 2018

The very best comedians are also artists and every year some comedians push the boundaries or lead the way in changing how comedy can be performed. […]
December 25, 2018

Who is 2018’s King of Late Night Television

  Late Night has become so divided that its difficult to figure out who is dominating. Do you look at ratings? YouTube clip hits? Advertiser dollars? […]
December 24, 2018

The Ten Best Comedy Albums of 2018! Vote For #1

It’s our fifth annual list of the ten best albums in comedy, and this year there were more great albums then ever before.  Unlike the Grammy’s […]
December 24, 2018

The Biggest Comedy Generating News Stories of 2018

Every year we report on the comedy that becomes news, but there’s also plenty of news that becomes comedy. The stories that late night talk shows […]
December 23, 2018

Top Ten Comedy Television Series in 2018; Vote for #1

This year was an extremely varied year in comedy television. Our favorite series ranged from dramatic series with comedic overtones to downright silliness. In choosing our […]
December 22, 2018

Ten Best Books Authored By a Comedian in 2018. Vote for #1

Comedians no longer are satisfied to just perform on stage- they have to constantly be doing side projects. Host podcasts, get a gig on tv, perform […]
December 21, 2018

The Ten Best Comedy Specials of 2018! Vote for Your Favorite

Our celebration of EVERYTHING funny in 2018 continues with the 10 best stand up comedy specials released this year. This year Netflix continued to be the […]
December 20, 2018

Ten Best Comedy Movies of 2018! Vote for #1

Let’s be honest. It’s tough to find 10 great comedy movies in any given year but that’s why we throw in a few crowd pleaser popcorn […]
December 20, 2018

The Ten Best Stand Up Comedians of 2018! Vote For #1

  2018 Stand Up Comedian of the Year It’s the end of our fifth year covering all the greatest comedy happening in the United States and […]
December 20, 2018

The Filtered Excellence: December 20, 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
December 19, 2018

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2018! (As Decided by the Country’s Best Club Owners, Bookers and Producers)

The Best Comedy Clubs and Producers Share Their Best In Comedy 2018 It’s our fifth annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over North America. […]
December 19, 2018

Fez Whatley Recasts Live Action Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with Comedians

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is an endearing television classic that has become a Christmas tradition during the holidays. Since its debut in 1964, children have been […]