October 24, 2019

With DC in crisis, Bentzen Ball fest brings relief  this week with Notaro, Bamford, Holmes, Pharaoh

Art Levine, a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly  and a prize-winning investigative reporter,  is the author of the book Mental Health, Inc.: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed […]
October 22, 2019

Dulce Sloan Steps Out From Behind the Correspondents Desk to the Stage for Her First Half Hour

For one Friday, standup comedian and Daily Show correspondent Dulce Sloan is going to have the rare and impossible honor of being in two places at […]
October 21, 2019

The New and Improved, Did You Hear? With Kashmere! October 21

Between dealing with kids, dealing with work, and dealing with Take Your Kids to Work Day, you may have missed some of the most insane things […]
October 18, 2019

12th Annual Schtick or Treat Promises to Make Halloween Fun Again

(photos by Mindy Tucker) Everyone loves Halloween and every year you try to bring back the fun of playing dress up and sugar-loading by looking for […]
October 17, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: October 17, 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 […]
October 16, 2019

Canadian Festival: What We Learned, Who To Watch. The 10 Canadian Comics on Our Radar This Showcase Season

The IB’s list of ten comics on our radar this showcase season Every year in the middle of October various comedy clubs and collectives in Toronto […]
October 15, 2019

The 5: Katie Compa’s Five Foreign Words English Needs

Little Lamb Recordings announced the release of HARD PASS, the debut comedy album from New York’s Katie Compa. Katie is a woman who knows what she […]
October 14, 2019

The New and Improved, Did You Hear? With Kashmere! October 14

Between dealing with kids, dealing with work, and dealing with Take Your Kids to Work Day, you may have missed some of the most insane things […]
October 12, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: October 11, 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 […]
October 10, 2019

Kevin Allison Looks Back on 10 Years of RISK!

Kevin Allison’s legendary storytelling podcast RISK!, which celebrates its 10th year this month. The live show and podcast invites people to tell true stories they never […]
October 7, 2019

All Comedy’s Problems Can Be Solved with Consent (Or how I learned to stop worrying and went to watch Louis C.K.)

Comedy’s Biggest Problems Can Be Solved with Consent (Or how I learned to stop worrying and went to watch Louis C.K.) I wasn’t going to attend […]
October 7, 2019

The New and Improved, Did You Hear? With Kashmere! October 7

Between dealing with kids, dealing with work, and dealing with Take Your Kids to Work Day, you may have missed some of the most insane things […]
October 5, 2019

HBO Comedy Bringing Daniel Sloss: X to American TV Audience

HBO comedy is back!  The platform that first brought mass market appeal and status to the comedy stand up special has been killing it with an […]
October 4, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: October 4, 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 […]
October 2, 2019

New York Comedy Fest Ticket Alert: One Flew Over the Comics Club! Tales of Addiction, Compulsion and Anxiety!

  Ron Bennington is coming back to the New York City Comedy Festival! Last year Bennington covered sensitivity in comedy and the question of whether offensive […]
October 2, 2019

New York Comedy Festival Announces It’s Line Up, Which is Shaping Up to be the Most Diverse Festival in the U.S.

If the goal of this year’s New York Comedy Festival is to be one of the most diverse festivals ever run, then they have already succeeded. […]
October 1, 2019

Ten From JFL42: Ten Unforgettable Moments that Made JFL42 in Toronto Truly Special

TEN FROM 42 The IB’s Toronto correspondent breaks down the funniest moments from The JFL42 comedy festival the younger hip cousin of Montreal’s mammoth Just for […]
September 30, 2019

The New and Improved, Did You Hear? With Kashmere! September 30

Between dealing with kids, dealing with work, and dealing with Take Your Kids to Work Day, you may have missed some of the most insane things […]
September 28, 2019

Eric Andre at JFL42: A bottle full of Ranch makes the medicine go down

Eric Andre at JFL42 A bottle full of Ranch makes the medicine go down: Eric Andre at JFL 42 “Some days life sucks and some days […]
September 26, 2019

Billy Connolly Gets Last Laugh with Final Bow in The Sexlife of Bandages

Billy Connolly Gets last laugh with final bow in The Sexlife of Bandages Farewell special of the Scottish comedy Icon has world premiere at JFL42 in […]
September 26, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: September 26, 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 […]
September 24, 2019

Rebecca Delgado Smith Wrestles With History’s Greatest Worries on The Alarmist

To hear Rebecca Delgado Smith tell it, her podcasting abilities are borne of a kind of superpower. She opens each episode of The Alarmist podcast informing […]
September 23, 2019

Between Two Ferns Screens at JFL42 (Review)

Netflix in a Theater: The Interrobang’s coverage of Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival kicks off with a screening of The Between Two Ferns Movie. There are few […]
September 23, 2019

Emmys Air Without One of those Pesky Hosts: Catch the Comedy Highlights of the Night

For at least a decade now, comedy and comedians have bled into all corners of entertainment, because it sells. People love to laugh, and so advertising, […]
September 20, 2019

Byron Bowers and the Dual Powers of Loss and Light (Interview)

 Above photo by @tylerossity.   Cover photo by @joelbrandano. Byron Bowers is a Comedian who never shies away from truth and pain in his work. We got […]
September 19, 2019

The Filtered Excellence: September 20, 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 […]
September 19, 2019

Dan Soder Special Coming to HBO in December

HBO announced today that Dan Soder will be taping an hour to air exclusively on HBO. This is huge news for the “Billions” co-star. An HBO […]