April 19, 2019

The 12 Shows You Absolutely Cannot Miss at Moontower This Year (and why you should be unwilling to miss this festival)!

MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL returns this week for their EIGHT ANNUAL and they have absolutely outdone themselves this year and right up until we hit the send […]
April 18, 2019

Need Tickets for Bennington at Moontower? Fill Out This Form

The Bennington Show is coming to Moontower in Austin again this year! Ticketing is a little different this year and we don’t have as many tickets […]
April 17, 2019

SiriusXM Podcasts Come to Pandora: Listen to Unmasked, Ricky Gervais, Jim & Sam, and More

This week, SiriusXM announced that a wave of SiriusXM shows are now available as podcast series on Pandora, giving free users a chance to finally get […]
April 10, 2019

Netflix Stretches Comedy Legs Into Satellite Radio

Netflix is branching out to audible only content, and they’re starting with comedy. Now having successfully swallowed up the streaming comedy business, Netflix is expanding beyond […]
March 24, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News Two New Festivals, New Specials From Kevin Hart and Anthony Jeselnik, More Mindy, and Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata are Best Friends!

This week in comedy, there were announcements, trailers and premiere dates everywhere! We had the exclusive world premiere of the trailer for Chad Daniels new hour […]
March 19, 2019

Patrice O’Neal: A Life In Comedy Audio Doc Premieres This Friday Along With a Rare Patrice Audio Recording

  An audio documentary honoring Patrice O’Neal will debut this Friday on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Faction Talk Channel.  The documentary, which is hosted by Ron Bennington, […]
March 4, 2019

Skankfest Announces Line Up and Ticket Sales

Three day all access badges and single day passes are now on sale for Skankfest 2019. The 4th annual, 3 day event is more of a […]
February 19, 2019

Larry Charles is Coming to SiriusXM to Talk With Ron Bennington With a Studio Audience

Writer, director, producer, comedian and comedy industry giant Larry Charles is coming to SiriusXM’s midtown Manhattan HQ in New York to sit down with Ron Bennington […]
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 […]