April 17, 2017

Bomb Shelter Festival Awards a Belt, Remembering Charlie Murphy and More From Seinfeld and Wallace

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 […]
March 13, 2017

New Joke Night, Jay and Sal Mash It Up, Roastmasters Gets a Bi-Coastal Champ and Find Out What Jeffrey Thought About Jerrod Carmichael’s Hour

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 14, 2017

Legendary Friars Club Raided by Feds

  Corruption is an institution, and no institution is above corruption, not even the Friars Club. According to an exclusive report from Page Six, federal agents […]
February 10, 2017

Artie Lange Remembers Roasting Donald Trump

Thursday night on Late Night, Artie Lange talked about some past encounters with Donald Trump, including a Friars Club Roast of Trump, and a golf outing. […]
February 6, 2017

Where in the World Is Ari Shaffir, Kevin Hart at NYCC, Show Gets Shut Down After Comics Get Arrested Outside Club and Much 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 […]
December 30, 2016

The Attack on Steve Martin Proves We All Need to Scale Back the Judgement

Comedians have a storied history of “razzing” friends they admire to show respect for them. Long before “The Roasts of Comedy Central”, the Friars Club roasts […]
December 26, 2016

Jeffrey Gurian Looks Back at Comedy in 2016

At the end of each year I usually write a post called Jeffrey Gurian’s Favorite Comedy Things from all the events I attended personally, all year […]
November 21, 2016

Amy Schumer Brings Mark Normand to the Stage, New York Comedy Club Attempts Mannequin Challenge and Bennington Celebrates Thanksgiving

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 […]
November 18, 2016

The ‘Had to Be There’ Moments of the 2016 New York Comedy Festival

It’s been more than two weeks since the New York Comedy Fest started, over a week since it ended, and we finally recovered enough to put […]
November 7, 2016

Major Players Converge at the Friars Club, Mitch Hedberg Tribute in NYC, Nick Cannon Live 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 […]
October 26, 2016

The Ten New York Comedy Festival Shows You Absolutely Can’t Miss

The New York Comedy Festival is a massive city-wide multi-borough event, and no, you can’t see every show unless you’ve figured out how to be in two […]
October 24, 2016

RoastMasters Gets Crazy, Remembering Kevin Meaney, Tom Rhodes in Town Plus News From Bert Kreischer, Mike Vecchione, Sam Morril 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 […]
August 29, 2016

Gotham Live Returns, Wil Sylvince Hosts a Hot New Mic and More News From Around NY Comedy

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 […]
May 23, 2016

Leslie Jones Comes Out for Gilda’s Club, Dice Packs Out Theater Plus Podfest NYC, Michael Ian Black Tapes a New Show 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 in Astoria, New Jersey, Podfest NYC, and the Friars Club
February 1, 2016

Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried Pay Tribute to Abe Vigoda, the Impractical Jokers Take Over Radio City, We Head to Florida 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 Radio City Music Hall, and took a trip to FLA to check out comedy in Boca and Miami.
August 25, 2015

New Roastmasters Show Debuts In New York City

Tonight, The Stand Comedy Club in New York City debuts their own comedy roast show officially titled Brian Moses and Jeffrey Ross Presents The Roastmasters. This is no imitator show. Brian Moses is one of the creators of the original Roast Battle in Los Angeles and still runs the weekly show at the Belly Room.
June 22, 2015

Jeff Ross Talks About His Prison Special, Judd Apatow in NYC, Plus News From Colin Jost, Jermaine Fowler, Brandon T Jackson and More From the NYC Clubs

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 visited Gotham, The Cellar, The Creek and the Cave and the 92nd Street Y.
May 25, 2015

John Mulaney Recording a Special, Steve Buscemi Taping with Jim Gaffigan and News From Dan Soder, Joe List, Nick Vatterott 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 reports from The Soho Film Festival, Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, The Actor's Temple and More.
May 24, 2015

PBS Documentary Explores Legendary Friars Club

On Friday, PBS aired a 30-minute documentary on The Friars Club, a legendary comedy institution, as part of their "Treasures of New York" series.
May 18, 2015

Inside New York’s Bar Shows, an Interview With Lake Bell, Plus News From Michael Kosta 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 reports from some of the smaller shows around the city in addition to hitting up The Stand and, Gotham Comedy.
March 16, 2015

Amy Schumer Hits Up Gotham Unannounced with Chris Rock, Janeane Garofalo in Gaffigan’s New Series, Lil Rel News and More From the NY Clubs

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 Gotham Comedy Club.
March 2, 2015

Big Jon Stewart News Plus, Major Celebrities Attend Colin Quinn’s Premiere Screening of Cop Show and The Night of Too Many Stars Has TOO MANY STARS!

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 Colin Quinn's star studded premiere, the Night of Too Many Stars, Gotham and more...
February 16, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried, John Oliver, Colin Quinn Represent at Benefit For Kids, Tom Arnold at GCL and Kevin Nealon Shares Stage with Jerry Springer

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 The Stand, Gotham Comedy Live and Gilbert Gottfried's benefit for school kids.
January 31, 2015

Jesse Joyce Shares His Extra Terry Bradshaw Roast Jokes

As part of Super Bowl week, and to add more humor to its programming, ESPN hosted the Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw.
January 26, 2015

Colin Quinn Updates Unconstitutional, Chris Titus is Hosting a New Show, Trevor Noah is Blowing Up and More From the NYC Clubs

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 Colin Quinn's "Unconstitutional" taping, Eastville club, Comedy Juice and a benefit for Charlie Hebdo.
January 25, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian Remembers the Great Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin, tv and radio host, and media personality passed away Saturday night at the age of 88. Joe was an important part of television and radio, especially in New York City for the past six decades but his influence stretched way beyond New York. Franklin gave so many great performers their first breaks, talking with over 300,000 guests if that's possible. One of them was New York based comedian and writer, Jeffrey Gurian who not only sat down with Franklin on his show, but considered him a friend, and spent some time with in him his final hours before he passed. Jeffrey was kind enough to share some of his memories of Joe with us.
December 31, 2014

The Very Best of 2014 on The IBang

It's been a tremendous year of change for all of us. At the end of our first year devoted full time to comedy, we wanted to thank everyone who has helped the site grow. The contributors, the developers, the writers, readers and commenters, and everyone who helps us out by retweeting, posting on other sites and boards, we can't thank you enough. We have big plans for 2015 to continue and grow and hope you'll all stick around.