February 16, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week’s Comedy Stories From Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kenan Thompson, Desus and Mero, Ken Jeong and More

This week in comedy news we covered plenty.  Judd Apatow took some heat from Penthouse this week, via writer Mandy Stadtmiller, Greg Stone has a new […]
February 14, 2019

Robert Kelly and Rich Vos Will Sit Down With Ron Bennington to Talk About Offensive Comedy and The New Sensitivity

Monday February 25th at 7pm, SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington will sit down with Robert Kelly and Rich Vos to talk about the biggest and most important topic […]
February 9, 2019

National Comedy Center One Step Closer to Officially Being the Center of Comedy in the United States

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown New York is about to receive a very significant designation. Senator Chuck Schumer announced on Friday that the center will […]
January 18, 2019

Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Do Impressions of Two Bills

Earlier at this week, Ron Bennington sat down with the principals of HBO’s Crashing to tape an episode of Bennington’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series.  The hour […]
January 16, 2019

Chris Distefano Isn’t Trying to Save the World in His New Comedy Central Special

Comedian and actor Chris Distefano is heading into 2019 strong. With his first hour standup special premiering, his popular TV series extended, and an overall deal […]
January 14, 2019

Jimmy Shubert Coming East to Tape Unmasked With Ron Bennington in NYC; Get Tickets

Comedian and actor Jimmy Shubert is coming to SiriusXM’s midtown Manhattan HQ in New York to sit down with Ron Bennington for an episode of Bennington’s […]
January 7, 2019

Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes Will Tape an Hour with Ron Bennington With a Studio Audience

The stars and EP of HBO’s brand new series “Crashing”- Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes and other guests to be announced- will be coming to New York […]
January 1, 2019

The Comedians Call It! 51 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2019

All month we’ve written about the very best in comedy in 2018, and it’s time to move on already!  What matters now, who is going to […]
December 31, 2018

The Very Best of 2018 on The IBang!

It’s been five years since we started covering the comedy-verse and 2018 has been an exciting year with an updated site, bigger and better interviews than […]
December 29, 2018

The Official Unofficial Comedy Timeline of 2018

Comedy in 2018. A lot happened in comedy news in 2018- a lot of the news was bad with some hard hitting deaths, and some disturbing […]
December 28, 2018

The 2018 Catty “Everyone is Gossiping About You Behind Your Back” Awards

It’s time for the 2018 Catty “Everyone is Gossiping About You Behind Your Back” Awards, counting down the biggest and baddest scandals that rocked the comedy […]
December 26, 2018

10 Innovators Who Changed Comedy in 2018

The very best comedians are also artists and every year some comedians push the boundaries or lead the way in changing how comedy can be performed. […]
December 19, 2018

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2018! (As Decided by the Country’s Best Club Owners, Bookers and Producers)

The Best Comedy Clubs and Producers Share Their Best In Comedy 2018 It’s our fifth annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over North America. […]
December 12, 2018

Brian Regan Returns to Unmasked Series for a Third Hour, Get Tickets

Comedy legend Brian Regan is coming to New York City to sit down with Ron Bennington at the famed Village Underground at the Comedy Cellar on […]
December 10, 2018

Adam McKay Will Sit Down with SiriusXM Host Ron Bennington and a Live Studio Audience

Oscar winning Filmmaker, screenwriter, director comedian and actor Adam McKay is coming to SiriusXM HQ in New York City to talk about his new critically acclaimed […]
December 3, 2018

Stan and Ollie Stars Coming to SiriusXM to Talk With Ron Bennington With a Live Studio Audience

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, the stars of the highly anticipated feature film “Stan and Ollie” are coming to SiriusXM with director Jon S. Baird. […]
November 30, 2018

Seinfeld Clarifies His Thoughts on PC Culture in Conversation with Ricky Gervais and Ron Bennington

Three of the great minds in comedy got together to talk about the state of comedy today on Rick Gervais’ SiriusXM show, “Ricky Gervais is Deadly […]
November 29, 2018

Remembering the Greatness of Patrice O’Neal

Reprinted from its original publication date of November 29, 2014. Four years ago Andrew Fargnoli and Earl Douglas put together the perfect Patrice O’Neal primer. Every […]
November 22, 2018

SiriusXM’s Bennington Show Thanksgiving All Star Comedy Show is Full of Surprises! See the Photos!

Listen to the world premiere broadcast of the Bennington Family Thanksgiving Show today on SiriusXM Faction Talk 103 from 2pm until 5pm, and then again on […]
November 19, 2018

Lisa Lampanelli Quits Stand Up and Starts A New Chapter, Hasan Minhaj Talks About His New Netflix Series and News From Around NYC

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, 2018

Notes From a Comedy Junkie Visits the New York Comedy Festival 2018: That’s Offensive, a visit to the Cellar, Louis C.K. and more!

It was my first time attending the New York Comedy Festival and here are a few of my highlights: A panel with Ron Bennington, a private […]
November 7, 2018

New York Comedy Festival Presents “That’s Offensive” A Panel Hosted by Ron Bennington About Comedy and Sensitivity

This Saturday as part of the New York Comedy Festival, SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington has gathered some of comedy’s strongest voices to talk about the issue on […]
November 5, 2018

New York Comedy Festival Is Happening: Here’s Our Picks For All 7 Days

The New York Comedy Festival starts tonight, and there is a dizzying array of shows to catch each night. It’s like most nights in New York […]
October 25, 2018

Bill Hicks Bio Will Be a Richard Linklater Film

The long awaited Bill Hicks biopic is coming and will be in the capable hands of Richard Linklater. Linklater will write and direct the film- as […]
October 18, 2018

Amy Schumer Drops in On Defend Your Movie Podcast at NYC’s Fat Black Pussycat

Wednesday night at the Fat Black Pussycat in New York City, an unsuspecting crowd who had settled in for a live taping of the popular Defending […]
October 17, 2018

Ricky Gervais, Ron Bennington and Jim Norton Performing Private Stand Up Event Just for SiriusXM Subscribers

Finally, SiriusXM is doing for comedy what it has been doing for music- creating incredible exclusive concert events. The satellite radio company has been putting on […]
October 15, 2018

5th Annual Bennington Thanksgiving Show Will Be Another Comedy Super Show

We are excited to announce we are working with SiriusXM to produce this year’s Bennington Family Thanksgiving Show at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York […]