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 […]
August 22, 2016

Get Up to Speed on the Half Hour Comedy Special Air Dates on Comedy Central

Every year, there are a few announcements we can’t wait to hear. Just for Laugh’s New Faces, and Variety’s 10 to Watch, are two of our […]
June 5, 2016

Skankfest Promises to Be A Very Different Kind of Comedy Festival

Skankfest is not your typical comedy festival.
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.
February 15, 2016

Keith Robinson Recovering After a Stroke, Plus News From Adam Ray, Mark Normand, Seaton Smith and Joe Machi

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 The New York Comedy Cellar.
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.
December 21, 2015

Big Dan Soder News, What’s Up With Mark Normand, and A Very Special Post-Heart Attack Column

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 suffered a massive heart attack, and opened up about what happened and how he feels about it. But first he hit up Comedy Juice at Gotham, and a newly renovated New York Comedy Club.
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.
November 9, 2015

Amy Schumer Produces Comedy Special for Rachel Feinstein, Tracy Morgan Drop in at The Stand, and More News From the NY Comedy 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 stopped at The Stand, The Village Underground, Bravo TV and more! Also Jeffrey is going up this week at Broadway Comedy Club for his first headlining gig ever! Scroll down for details and please join us to support comedy's biggest supporter this Thursday!
October 19, 2015

Lewis Black Shows Up to Support Kathleen Madigan, David Steinberg Headlines Private Show and News from Joe Machi, Sam Morril, Joe List, Nick Alexander 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 stopped at Gotham, The Grisly Pear, The Cellar, Greenwich Comedy Club and more!
October 5, 2015

Trevor Noah at Gotham, Hoboken Gets Funny and Which NY Comics Said No To The Roast?

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 10, 2015

Last Comic Standing Picks a Winner, Norm Macdonald Shares Some Regrets

Last night Last Comic Standing aired its final episode, choosing Clayton English as the big winner.
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.
April 13, 2015

Joe Machi and Aida Rodriguez on Top of the World After LCS; Finesse Mitchell and Nikki Glaser Have Pilots and So 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 in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from Comedy Juice, and Gotham Comedy Live and Stand Up New York.
October 27, 2014

New York Comedy Festival Lineup 2014

The New York Comedy Festival is coming to town and New York is ready, planning FIVE spectacular days, over ONE HUNDRED shows, nearly TWO HUNDRED performers. Stay tuned for our Editors Picks and more names to be added as the New York Comedy Festival approaches.
August 13, 2014

Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans Talk Comedy and Political Correctness

This week, in anticipation of the Last Comic Standing Season finale, Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans talked about their experiences on the show, their thoughts on the three finalists, and who should have been in the finale but didn't make it.
August 11, 2014

Paul Provenza and Ron Funches Hit Up NYC Clubs

Jeffrey Gurian left the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal weeks ago, but he's still jumping around New York, and anywhere else that comedy calls. Follow his column to find out what's happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York.
August 7, 2014

Last Comic Standing Title Round Continues Tonight

For Last Comic Standing, tonight is the Final 4. Nikki Carr, Rod Man, Lachlan Patterson, and Joe Machi.
August 2, 2014

“The Set” With Last Comic Standing Finalist Joe Machi

Joe Machi is taking America by storm. From his first performance in the invitational round of Last Comic Standing down to the final five, Machi seems unstoppable. With all that's been going on for Joe this year, we were excited that our own RJ Waldron grabbed a few minutes of Joe's time, to catch up with Joe and find out how he feels about becoming America's comedy sweetheart.
July 31, 2014

Last Comic Standing Title Rounds: Jay Leno Mentors The Final 5

The Challenge Rounds are over on Last Comic Standing.
July 24, 2014

Last Comic Standing Roast Challenge: The Final 6 Face Off

NBC's Last Comic Standing is getting closer to crowning a champion. Thursday night, the last 6 comedians still in the competition face their final challenge before moving on to the Title Round which starts July 31st.
July 23, 2014

Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy

Each year the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival announces their New Faces of Comedy list, which is of course, the line up for their New Faces of Comedy Series. This annual list is always highly anticipated, as many young comedians who make the Just For Laughs New Faces list quickly go on to do great things.
July 18, 2014

Last Comic Standing Studio Tour Improv Challenge: Straight Up Recap

Thursday night's Last Comic Standing was the most tense episode all season long.
July 10, 2014

Last Comic Standing Talk Show Challenge: The Final 8

Tonight, Thursday, July 3rd at 10 pm Eastern, the remaining 8 finalists on Last Comic Standing will be putting their conversation skills to the test.
June 27, 2014

Last Comic Standing Sketch Challenge: Straight Up Recap

Last night on Last Comic Standing, there were shocks and surprises everywhere, but nothing more shocking than the news that Jimmy Shubert and Aida Rodriguez would be the first finalists to go home. Here's how it all went down.
June 26, 2014
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Last Comic Standing Sketch Night: The Final 10 Compete

Tune in to Last Comic Standing Thursday June 26 to watch the 10 Finalists get out of their comfort zone to compete in sketch comedy. Special guest mentor Cheryl Hines will be there to help the ten figure this out.