October 10, 2016

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of October 10, 2016

It looks like some of the late night hosts have to use their vacation time before the end of year because of few of them are taking the week off.
September 16, 2016

Why So Many Comics and Fans Are Excited About JFL42, Toronto’s Just For Laughs Festival

If you think Just for Laughs is only about Montreal, think you’re missing at least half the story. We’re less than a week away from JFL42 […]
September 6, 2016

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of September 5, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Summer is over, it’s time to get back to work and that includes Late Night- well except for Conan […]
July 14, 2016

New York Live Comedy Listings for July 14 – July 20, 2016

New York Live Comedy listings for the week of July 14 – July 20, 2016.  Curated by Christine Marie Evans and Emily Cohen. Scroll down to […]
July 12, 2016

Ron Funches Annual Pilgrimage To Mecca

Not that Mecca. Ron Funches does pay respects annually to a city that guides him spiritually, but it’s not in Saudi Arabia. His Mecca is in […]
July 11, 2016

Who is on Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of July 11, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, July 11, 2016. It’s […]
July 5, 2016

Comedy Guests on Late Night Week of July 4, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, July 4, 2016. Many […]
May 30, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of May 30, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, May 30, 2016.  Everyone’s […]
May 27, 2016

Comedy Insiders: Is Barney Ruining Comedy?

Brian Volk-Weiss is the President of Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent producer and distributor of recorded comedy in North America. In our monthly series with Volk Weiss, we discuss issues that impact the comedy industry. This month, Brian wanted to talk about the issue of political correctness on college campuses.
May 25, 2016

Second Annual Red Nose Day This Thursday

Walgreens is back as the exclusive US provider of the red noses that turn May 26th into Red Nose Day.
May 19, 2016

NBC’s Undateable Was Way Ahead of Its Time. Here’s Why.

After months of speculation, Undateable was officially cancelled by NBC last week. The sitcom was broadcast live for its entire third season, which in itself was […]
May 13, 2016

NBC Cancels Stand Up Centric Comedy After Three Seasons

NBC has cancelled Undateable after three seasons.
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.
May 2, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of May 2, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, May 2, 2016.  Everyone is […]
April 20, 2016

Tim Meadows to Host 2nd Annual Break Out Comedy Festival

NBCUniversal and The Second City announced that they will be holding their 2nd annual Break Out Comedy Festival in Chicago on June 3rd and 4th this […]
April 12, 2016

Moontower Comedy Festival Must See Shows of 2016

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL is back up this month, running from April 20th through the 23. Since its inception in 2012, Moontower has been one of the highlights of the festival year, bringing together an incredible lineup of comedy stars, comics just about to break, and international stars who you might not be familiar with yet. More focused on fans than industry, Moontower also has a reputation for being a comedy summer camp- three days where comics and fans can chill out, enjoy great bbq, drink, and enjoy one the city and the comedy. The venues are all close enough together that you don't need a car if you're staying nearby, adding to the community vibe, the parties are excellent, the ping pong tournament has become legendary but none of that matters without great comedy, and the comedy is always great.
April 2, 2016

An Oral History of a Buffalo Comedy Institution: Nietzsche’s

In 2006, when Kristen Becker started the Doin' Time Comedy Showcase at Nietzsche's on Allen St. in Buffalo, there were about 8 comics in town and no comedy scene to speak of. Now, 10 years later, Nietzsche's is one room among many. Buffalo has its own club, a Helium. There are open mics and showcases and themed comedy nights and other assorted gigs almost every night of the week, and there are 30, 40, 50, maybe even more comics filling those slots and slinging jokes for love and (sometimes) money. (Sometimes.) But none of it would have been possible if Kristen Becker hadn't started that first open mic in a divey music venue in Allentown.
March 7, 2016

Who’s On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of March 7, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, March 7, 2016.  The […]
February 29, 2016

Who’s On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of February 22, 2016

Who’s on Late Night Tonight in Comedy? Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, February 29, 2016.  Everyone’s […]
February 3, 2016

RIOT LA Festival Hits the Mark as a Formidable National Festival

Only four years in and RIOT has grown into a mature and formidable national festival! The two and a half day event was crammed with eye-catching headliners like David Cross, Gilbert Gottfried, TJ Miller and Ron Funches and had more talent scuttled onto the generic Comics To Watch showcases than many festivals have as their top names.
January 20, 2016

RIOT LA Festival 2016: Your Insider’s Guide to the Best Shows

January 29-31 marks the fourth edition of Los Angeles’s RIOT comedy festival, a weekend that turns a few blocks of downtown LA into the epicenter of up-and-coming comedy from around the country.
January 18, 2016

Comedians on Late Night: Week of January 18, 2016

Another week and plenty of Late Night shows to choose from. Here’s your guide to comedians hitting up the late night talk shows for this week, January […]
January 4, 2016

The Best of Everything in Comedy 2015 as Voted by IBang Readers

Another year in comedy has come to a close and there's already a lot to talk about in 2016. But before we move on, we have one last thing to settle and that's the results of the 2015 Readers Poll.
December 29, 2015

The Best and Biggest Comedy Tours of 2015

Gigantic was the word in comedy tours in 2015. Some tours broke records for the size of the venue, others for the incredible number of celebrated performers, and still others were gigantic because of how many cities of the world they hit, or because the tour has been going on forever! All ten tours gave people all over America the chance to see some of our greatest touring comics live in theaters, arenas, and other venues across the country. Here are our top comedy tours of 2015. Let us know who you are picking for #1.
December 28, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian’s Favorite Comedy Things! A 2015 Year in Review

It’s almost impossible to try and list my top comedy moments from 2015, because there were just so many. Trying to only choose 15 was a monumental task. Last year I did more of a review than a “Top 15” list, but this year I decided to try and list the 15 events that meant the most to me. Some of them I was involved in personally, others not, ... but all of them were events I attended to cover for my column in The Interrobang. It’s important to emphasize that they are NOT in order. Every one of them could theoretically be #1.
December 28, 2015

We Picked the Top 11 Innovators in Comedy This Year

Comedians are artists and each year there are innovators who try something that has never been done before, or change the way the comedy is created. Pushing boundaries has been an important part of comedy throughout the history of making people laugh. This year we recognize 12 game changers who took comedy to a new level, going more absurd, more fun, more original or just under more challenging circumstances. Watch in 2016 for others to follow their leads.
December 25, 2015

The Comedians Call It! 25 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2016

All week we’ve written about the very best in comedy in 2015, and from now until the 31st, we'll continue to congratulate the best comedy created this year. But let's be honest, it's all ancient history. What really matters is, who is going to kill on stage in 2016. We've got some ideas of our own but we like to go directly to the source on this one, so we asked some of our favorite comedian and asked them who is going to crush, kill and break out in 2016.