April 22, 2018

Emma Willmann Headlines With Boston Hometown Comics at WICF

When we spoke to Emma Willmann ahead of this weekend’s Women in Comedy Festival, she marked it as an opportunity to make sure she had new […]
April 14, 2018

Emma Willmann Checks in at WICF After a Crazy Year

When we spoke, I congratulated Emma Willmann on a blockbuster year- one that included a recurring role on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the Inside the Closet […]
June 25, 2017

National Comedy Center to Host Week of Comedy Panels Leading Into Lucile Ball Comedy Festival

  It’s almost time for the 26th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, New York. Each year, the small town and home of the late […]
January 30, 2017

Carly Aquilino at Nacho Bitches, Mike Bocchetti Gets Roasted, and Texas Comes to New York

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column right here, to find out what’s happening […]
January 21, 2017

Bennington Show Airs First of a Series of Breakthrough Artists

SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington released the first special in a series that will focus on breaking artists in comedy, airing performances from stand up […]
January 16, 2017

Emma Willmann and Carly Aquilino on an All New Gail Meets Girls

Today on an all new Gail Meets Girls, Gail talks with stand up comedians Emma Willmann (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and Carly Aquilino (MTV’s […]
October 10, 2016

Converge Management Makes a Major Move, Christi Chiello Breaks Her Roast Losing Streak Plus News From Chris Distefano, Rich Vos, Pete Correale and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column right here, to find out what’s happening […]
September 27, 2016

Emma Willmann Performs Stand Up on Late Show

Emma Willmann made her television debut on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Monday night after being bumped by The Boss on Friday, but that means she made […]
August 30, 2016

Up Next, Emma Willmann. A Look Through the Lens at New York Comedy

All Photos Copyright Phil Provencio 2016 Emma Willmann is one of the New York scene’s fast risers. Her credits are excellent despite that she’s fairly new in […]
April 4, 2016

Inside David Hasselhoff’s Headlining Set, Neko White Wins a Tourney Plus News From Jermaine Fowler, Carly Acquilino, Emma Willmann

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening […]
February 29, 2016

Emma Willmann Brings The Check Spot to SiriusXM Radio

The Check Spot, hosted by Emma Willmann is a new radio show debuting on Raw Dog Comedy SiriusXM 99 this Tuesday, March 1. This new show will be the on-air equivalent to the slot given to brand new comics in NYC comedy clubs, aka “the check spot” (hence the show’s name.) This is incredibly exciting news for listeners and aspiring comics alike as it will give up-and-coming comedians a chance to show off their chops through clips from their comedy albums and interviews.
February 22, 2016

New York Comics Doing a Ted Talk, Krystyna Hutchinson Throws a Birthday Party Plus News From Adam Ferrara, Emma Willmann and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and New York Comedy Club.
February 5, 2016

The Funniest People on the Planet Make The Funniest Predictions in the Universe for Football’s Biggest Game of the Year: 2016 Edition

We are once again teaming up with the Bennington Show for Super Bowl Sunday to guarantee we are delivering the best comedy coverage of the biggest football game of the year. As part of that excitement, 29 of the funniest comedians on the planet made 28 of the funniest predictions in the Universe for the biggest sporting event in the United States, which we may or may not be able to refer to as (dun-dun dunnnnn) The Super Bowl. You can hear them on Bennington, or you can read and listen to them right here on The IBang. Let us know in the comments who you are picking and what score you are forseeing. Good luck, and as long as the Coconuts don't win, it will all be good.
September 17, 2015

The Countdown to Brian Regan Live is On

“Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall” is happening and the big night is only nine days away. Whether you have tickets to attend the monumental […]
September 6, 2015

Before They Were Comics: Stand Up Comedians Talk About Their First ‘Straight’ Jobs Vol. 2 (Quiz)

It’s Labor Day Weekend! So we teamed up with our friends at SiriusXM’s flagship comedy show, Bennington, to put together a special on comedians first jobs. Everyone had some dumb job when they were still in high school. We got to hear twenty three of our comedy friends tell stories about the first jobs they ever had, and the stories are amazing.
September 4, 2015

Before They Were Comics: Stand Up Comedians Talk About Their First ‘Straight’ Jobs Vol. 1 (Quiz)

It’s Labor Day Weekend! So we teamed up with our friends at SiriusXM’s flagship comedy show, Bennington, to put together a special on comedians first jobs. Everyone had some dumb job when they were still in high school. We got to hear twenty three of our comedy friends tell stories about the first jobs they ever had, and the stories are amazing.
August 20, 2015

Play the Trump Stump Game. Can You Guess Which Comedian Said Which Quote About Donald Trump

When we were up in Montreal, we asked a lot of questions and got a lot of answers. Everyone's favorite topic was Donald Trump that week, so we asked six comedians what they think of Donald T. Rump. We got seven answers. Can you match the answer with the comic who said the quote? Be careful, one of the comics had two answers, and we're not saying who. Good luck and good Trump to you all.
August 11, 2015

Fans and Comedians Pack Out Carolines to Hear Brian Regan Tape Unmasked

Yesterday crowds of fans lined up down the block outside Caroline's on Broadway in New York City to have a chance to listen to SiriusXM Host Ron Bennington sit down with everyone's favorite comedian Brian Regan to tape an episode of Unmasked.
July 24, 2015

9 Comedians Tell Us Who They Want to See While They’re at Montreal’s Just For Laughs

This year we are up at Just For Laughs in Montreal mingling with all of the comedy greats and asking them plenty of questions. And the first question we asked is, while you're here performing in Montreal, whose shows are you most excited to see? We asked ten comedians-- Keith Robinson, Jeff Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Recine, Emma Wilmann, Kurt Braunohler, Faisal Butt, Mike Wilmot, Thomas Middleditch, and John Dore -- who are you going to see?
July 20, 2015

Luis J. Gomez, Ian Abramson, Emma Willmann and John Early Among Montreal New Faces of Comedy 2015

Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has just announced their New Faces of Comedy for the 2015 JFL. These stand-ups will be performing for audiences and industry at the prestigious festival this week.
April 20, 2015

Andrew Dice Clay News and More From Loni Love, Paul Virzi and The Equal Pay Benefit

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from Comedy Juice, and New York Comedy Club.
April 9, 2015

Two NY Club Owners Respond To Sarah Silverman Commentary On Equal Pay (Updated)

Sarah Silverman doesn't think a woman asking for equal pay with men is such a ridiculous thing to ask for.
January 5, 2015

Artie Lange’s New Podcast, Details on Wet Hot American Summer, Tammy Pescatelli Working on a Sitcom, and a Prestigious Club Sets a World Record

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. After missing two weeks to make some room for year end specials, this week, Jeffrey found out what's new with Janeane Garofalo, what Artie Lange has planned for his first podcast, the story behind Greer Barnes' new CD and a full report from the Metropolitan Club's 60 hour world record breaking show marathon.
November 9, 2014

New York’s Funniest Contest Shows Off Amazing Young Talent, Picks a Winner

Yesterday the New York Comedy Festival hosted its annual New York's Funniest Contest at Carolines on Broadway and there was amazing talent to choose from. Chris DiStefano hosted a sold out house in the middle of Saturday afternoon as eleven young New York based comics took the stage. Caroline herself was in the house and presented the award of being New York's Funniest to Ricky Velez, from Queens New York, who was also the audience favorite.
November 5, 2014

Five Questions With Emma Willmann: One of New York’s Funniest Finalists

We talked with NY’s Funniest contestant Emma Willmann, and asked her five questions about her experiences in New York. You can follow Emma on twitter @EmmaWillmann and see her this Saturday at Carolines at 4pm. You can catch her headlining later the same night at Stand Up NY at 8:20pm. Visit Emma's website, emmacomedy.com.
November 3, 2014

Behind the Scenes at Triumph the Insult Comic’s New Show, News From Robert Klein, Why Gilbert Gottfried Doesn’t Like Blind People and More!

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. In today’s column, Jeffrey attends a taping of the new Jack and Triumph show, attends a comedy benefit, and reports on himself!