December 17, 2016

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2016! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Comedy Clubs and Producers Share Their Best In Comedy 2016 It’s our third annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over the country. We went […]
June 12, 2016

Comedy Club Inside an East Village Apartment Teams Up with Above Average

Popular web series Live @ The Apt has joined forces with comedy platform Above Average to produce a series of episodes and bonus content this summer.
June 1, 2016

Just For Laughs Montreal Adds More Big Names! Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and more!

The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy.
May 9, 2016

Joe Machi, Mike Recine, Emily Heller, Ramon Rivas and More Will Tape Half Hours For Comedy Central

This summer, some of our favorite young comics will be recording half hour specials with Comedy Central. We're very excited to see these 17 tremendous young talents getting the recognition and the opportunity to record their first specials.
January 4, 2016

Comedian Accused of Rape and Abuse Denies Allegations While Another Ex Comes Forward

Beth Stelling's Ex and Alleged Abuser Denies Allegations; Another Ex Says She Was Abused
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

Beth Stelling Will Not Be Stopped; Rising Comedy Star Shares Abusive Past and Bright Future on Instagram

Monday afternoon rising comedy star Beth Stelling posted on her Instagram some very personal photos showing her badly bruised legs, along with a statement announcing that she has been the victim in a past abusive relationship. If you've ever seen Beth perform you know her as a powerful, confident woman, and so the revelations she shares in the Instagram are shocking and troubling on many levels. If you've seen her in person, you know she's tall, and exudes a quiet kind of strength in her demeanor.
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.
December 14, 2015

Hours and Hours of Just For Laughs Comedy Without Leaving Home

The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandell, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hotsed by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
November 17, 2015

Martin Short, Piff The Magic Dragon, Kevin Smith, Jim Norton and More to Headline Moontower

The Fifth Annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released the names of some of the headliners and comedians coming to town and 2016 is promising to prove that Moontower is here to stay as one of the top festivals in the nation.
November 10, 2015

Enjoying the New York Comedy Festival: The Definitive Guide

We cover the country, but New York's our home, so it's an exciting week when the New York Comedy Festival comes around. It's unlike any other festival in the country. It's gigantic, but it's also decidedly unfestival-like because it's spread out through the entire city without a central focal point. Any week of the year there is a massive festival-worthy list of great comedy happening in New York City so by the time you add in a few extra headlining events, what you really have is a gigantic list of impossible choices and tough decisions.
November 6, 2015

In Depth With Rising Comedy Star Beth Stelling: New Album, New Special and Much More to Come

Beth Stelling is one of comedy's rising stars right now, and there's no more exciting time in a comic's development then right when they are breaking as a headliner. She recently premiered her first comedy special for Comedy Central as part of their Half Hour series, and earlier this month released her second comedy album, Simply the Beth with Comedy Dynamics. Stelling's voice in her album and special are strong, unique and fresh so I was excited to talk with her about what it's like to be in this moment where everything is happening so quickly. I found that in addition to being funny and original, she's also incredibly focused, smart, self aware and very appreciative.
October 2, 2015

W. Kamau Bell’s SXSW Show Continues, See What You Missed in Austin This Year

Like most people, you didn't make it to Austin Texas this year for SXSW. In July, Showtime gave you a chance to see some of what you missed when they aired part one of the two part series, "SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell."
September 29, 2015

Stelling, List, Morril and Liedtke Get Dates for Comedy Central Half Hour Specials

Four great comics have dates for their brand new Comedy Central Half Hour specials. Beth Stelling, Joe List, Sam Morril and Randy Liedtke are the next four comics to air on Comedy Central's "Half Hour" Series.
August 18, 2015

Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount Lead Off Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour” Season 4

This Saturday August 22nd Comedy Central's "The Half Hour" is back.
July 3, 2015

Stellar Line Up of Breaking Talent Joins Comedy Vets at Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival

This year’s High Plains Comedy Festival will boast some of the hottest up and coming comedy talents in the country along with some major veteran headliners. Last […]
June 5, 2015

Comedians on Late Night Friday June 5: Marlon Wayans

The week is over and only a few shows are live on Fridays. Here's whats happening on Friday:
May 20, 2015

Comedians on Late Night TV, Wednesday May 20. The Last Letterman Ever

So...anything special happening tonight?
May 19, 2015

Anthony Jeselnik Headlining Denver High Plains Comedy Festival

Save these dates! August 20th to 22nd are the dates you need to set aside to get your ass to Denver for the Third Annual High Plains Comedy Festival.
May 6, 2015

Joe List, Sam Morril, Brooks Wheelan and More Getting Comedy Central Half Hour Specials

Comedy Central's "The Half Hour" returns this year with an amazing group of comedians headlining their own 30 minute specials.
April 24, 2015

This Week Around the Industry in Comedy: News From Lisa Lampanelli, Kristen Schaal, Jen Kirkman, Comedy Central and More

The stories people inside comedy are talking about around the country…
March 11, 2015

What’s Happening in Comedy at SXSW 2015

SXSW kicks off in Austin, Texas this Saturday, March 14th.
March 4, 2015

Beth Stelling Stand Up on Jimmy Kimmel Live

If you love stand up comedy and you don't already know Beth, this is a perfect time to start.
March 3, 2015

Comedians On Late Night TV Tuesday March 3: Paula Poundstone, Kevin Smith, Paul Scheer and More

Love watching late night comedy on Tuesdays!? Then tonight's your night.
January 7, 2015

Los Angeles Gearing Up For An Amazing RIOT LA Fest: Here’s Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Shows at the Fest

RIOT LA enters its toddler phase this month, with the third outing on Jan 16, 17 and 18. This weekend-long comedy festival packs a lot into a little, in terms of both time and space. In only three days and a few square blocks of Downtown LA, RIOT offers about 35 shows featuring almost 100 comedians from around the country.
August 20, 2014

T.J. Miller Tells You Why You Should Hit Up the Denver High Plains Comedy Festival This Week

T.J. Miller is an LA-by-way-of-Chicago (by way of Denver) comedian who can currently be seen in HBO’s Silicon Valley, but has also graced the big and small screen more times than you can count. His stand-up is a mix of everything weird and wonderful that defies any other type of description. T.J. spoke with the IBang about the upcoming High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, CO and why Denver kicks ass.
August 6, 2014

13 Going on 30: Young Comedians On the Rise

This newest group of young comedians is rising through the ranks and they are building their acts. They have raw, fresh talent that has already brought them early successes with TV appearances, album releases, festival performances and YouTube hits. They've built impressive followings in the comedy circuits in New York and L.A., on college campuses, and though social media, and deserve even more recognition for their individual brands of comedy. They are 13 comics under the age of 30 and they are the next wave.