April 25, 2019

The Strange and Wonderful Barry Marder on Letters From a Nut: the Movie, Becoming Jerry Seinfeld’s Best Friend, and the Genesis of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Back in the late 90’s a wonderful book series came into being that has since spawned many offspring including nine or so book sequels, multiple stage […]
April 22, 2019

Loyiso Gola Brings the Sharp Insight of a Keen Observer to NY, Moontower and the US

Two-time Emmy nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, just finished a hit run of his show, Loyiso Gola: Unlearning, at New York City’s SoHo Playhouse- he […]
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 […]
April 7, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News, Adam Sandler Announcement, Billy Connolly Sighting, a Comedy Duo Splits, Michelle Wolf Roasts a Luncheon and More

  This week in comedy news, we covered plenty of Comedy Central announcements including some updates on Clusterfest, another development deal, and a few new podcasts. […]
April 6, 2019

Clusterfest Announces This Year’s Instagrammable Moments

Comedy Central’s now annual Clusterfest comedy festival launched just a few years back and instantly became known for going beyond providing great stand up comedy performances.  […]
April 4, 2019

Brian Regan, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Michael Che, Iliza Shlesinger Hanging Out at Comedy’s Biggest Annual Show

Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Michael Che, John Mulaney, Brian Regan, Iliza Shlesinger, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan and Jon Stewart, all came together with other celeb super […]
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 […]
February 24, 2019

Comedy Bits: The Razzies are In, Pilot News, a Larry Sanders Tribute, New Podcasts; Iliza Shlesinger, Abby Elliott, Nathan Macintosh, Jimmy Fallon, Lonely Island and More

This week in comedy news was dominated by a devastating story. The entire comedy community was rocked to learn that LA comedy bedrock Brody Stevens committed […]
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

Who is Hosting Saturday Night Live Tonight: February 16, 2018

Avengers Assemble! For a brand new Saturday Night Live tonight hosted by Don Cheadle!
February 12, 2019

John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco Will Anchor LucyFest at National Comedy Center in 2019

Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney will headline the 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 7-11. Following up big after a wildly successful LucyFest in 2018, for the […]
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 […]
February 2, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Other Comedy News, Jerry Seinfeld, Pete Davidson, Artie Lange, Bill Cosby and Jim Jefferies.

This week we wrote about Comedy Central announcing dates for Clusterfest, Nicky Sunshine’s new show, Michael Che’s big shocking announcement, the new power pairing of Judd […]
January 28, 2019

French Headlines Accuse Gad Elmaleh of Joke Theft

A 13 minute long video has been posted to an account called CopyComic on YouTube that accuses Gad Elmaleh of lifting material from roughly a dozen […]
January 28, 2019

Amy Schumer’s Secret Sneakers?

Don’t look down, Page Six just broke a big story wide open, reporting that Amy Schumer has something to hide and its a pair of purple […]
January 24, 2019

Colin Quinn’s Red State Blue State Opens Officially on Minetta Lane (REVIEW)

Colin Quinn Shames Everyone in Red State Blue State Its not big surprise to say that Red State Blue State is a brilliant show- the kind […]
January 24, 2019

Larry Charles Follows in Albert Brooks Fictional Footsteps in New Netflix Series

Deadline filled in some details on Wednesday on the upcoming series hosted by Larry Charles. The docuseries titled “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy” features the […]
January 23, 2019

Ernie Kovacs to be Celebrated by National Comedy Center with Exhibit of Never-Before-Seen Archives

“The Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit” to Debut in August 2019 The National Comedy Center will celebrate the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with […]
January 2, 2019

Bob Einstein Dies; Comedy Loses a Brilliant and Unforgettable Voice

Whether you were a gigantic fan of Super Dave Osborne, Marty Funkhouser or both was a generational thing, but the same man created both characters and […]
December 31, 2018

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of December 31, 2018

Happy New Year! Happy Old Late Night Talk Show Episodes!
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 30, 2018

The 2018 Awards for Remarkable Achievements of Exceptional Noteworthiness for Unrelated Things in Comedy

Some of the best comedy moments defy categorization but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve recognition. Some of these ‘awards’ are genuine and some of them […]
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 24, 2018

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of December 24, 2018

Happy Christmas Eve! Let's see what Santa is bringing us in the way of late night comedy this week.
December 24, 2018

Ricky Gervais, Seinfeld, and Louis C.K. N-Word Video Upsets Social Media But What Do Other Comics Think!?

A clip from the 2011 HBO special “Talking Funny” is upsetting the internet this weekend. The video shows Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais […]